Just a quick write up of a simple frugal, mid-week meal:
Oven-baked rice (I actually have started adding some ground flaxseed to the rice when I cook it this way)
Green Lentils (saute onion and garlic in olive oil, add lentils and liquid (water or soup stock), simmer till most of the liquid is absorbed)
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Make your own salad (we have avocado, tomato, carrots, and cucumbers today)
It's a bit of standing over the stove, but not horrible. I wonder if I could figure out how to make the lentils in the oven... have you ever managed that?