Cook major meals such as soups, stew, sauces, beans, etc in bulk and most likely over a weekend or work-free day. Portion, label and refrigerate in transparent storage bowls for quick and easy recognition and use. Keep things handy for those simpler meals, such as jarred spaghetti sauce, pre-chopped vegetable packs and pasta. Frozen pre-cut chicken parts, wings, drumsticks and fish fillets can be prepared quickly, even without pre-thawing. Buy minced meat portions and refrigerate them and pull out as needed.