Issue is I dont have a crock pot and I cant stand up long for prep work and the stool Tony got me is useless. Its way too tall for me to even climb up on...lol. Billy swears he cant eat cheese or milk products even though he eats those little 10 inch pizza's and hot pockets by the truckload. I found 4 boxes of them in the trashcan each of the last two nights! Not combined...each night! Thats a total of 8 pizza's in two days. He wont eat eggs either...swears he is allergic to them but of course he isnt or he couldnt eat stuff like mayo which he does. And then Tony wants something with meat in it for dinner. I would be happy trying pasta with just veggies but no, has to have meat. Sigh. I am not a big fan of spaghetti because we had it so much when the boys were growing up but it appears that has to be on the menu because it is fairly cheap even though hamburger is not cheap anymore. I normally buy a bag of meatballs because they tend to come out cheaper and I like them better. Tony and I also have an issue with being able to chew things because of our teeth so things need to be really soft. We cant eat steak or pork chops. If I had the crock pot I could do the stew. I just ordered a dutch oven and when that gets here I can do the stew in there. I would be happy with just mac n cheese for a dinner but again...no meat. I just need about 4 or 5 go to meals that are easy for me to make.