I'm sure I posted a few of these once before in a similar thread, but for you Conne, I am too lazy to search it out... here are a few of my staples: 1> Shrimp Creole - Chop Onion , Pepper, and Celery and sweat it out. Put most of it into a half a can of crushed tomatoes. Add a bunch of creole spice, some Tabasco, and a bit of salt and black pepper. Put some oil and shrimp (usually use frozen for this.. Frozen shrimp are actually very good) in a skillet and season and heat the shrimp. When they're almost done, pour in the veggies and tomato and a bay leaf. Simmer for a few minutes until hot. Cook some rice with a bit of butter and a bay leaf. Pour the shrimp and stuff over the rice. 2> Hoppin Juan - Brown Rice, Black Beans, Cheddar, Raw Onion and Pepper chopped, Salsa, and Cholula in a bowl. 3> Fish en papilliote - get a nice 6 oz. piece of a fillet fish (works nicely with wild sockeye that you can get now, or halibut, turbot, you get the drift). Get some parchment paper. Put the Fish, a sprig of tarragon, salt, pepper, a splash of white wine, butter, jullienne of carrot and zucchini into the paper. Fold it in half diagonally, then start crimping from one corner to the other like a pie crust creating a half-moon with a full seal. Bake for 15 min at 300. 4> Kilbase and Kraut - nuff said 5> Tuna over black bean chili - lightly eason the tuna with a spicy mix (creole usually). Grill or grill-pan medium rare (this is a cooked fish meal, not sushi / seared tuna). Put a can of black beans, some shredded cheese, half a jar of hot salsa, and some chili spice blend into a small sauce pot. If you feel like it, fry some fresh tortilla strips, or use some from a bag as garnish. 6> Sloppy Joe - chop onion, sautee at the bottom of a sauce pot in some oil. Add a pound of ground beef seasoned with salt and pepper. Sautee that.. then strain it to remove the fat and put it back in the pot. Then add about a half cup of ketchup, 1/4 cup of water, a few shakes of red wine vinegar, a few shakes of worcestershire, a few tbsp of sugar , some parsley and oregano (dried) . Stir and simmer for about 20 minutes while you toast a nice kaiser bun. 7> Pizza... call, and wait for delivery.