Have you heard of the book "Cheap. Fast. Good." by Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross?
I *LOVE* this book-it has some really great recipes that have since become staples in my line-up of recipes; here are a few~
Pasta Fagioli Soup
Refried Bean Soup (all the soups I've tried are even better the second day!)
BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Burritos
Sausage and Pepper Pasta
There are a ton of recipes in this book-it was worth every penny! If you want me to share any of these, let me know! There are lots of really good tips throughout the book as well. The way they write out the steps is very helpful and makes for quick prep~I usually actually finish the recipes in 30 minutes or so-very cool, as I love to cook, but I love to be done with it quickly too, for regular every-day meals when everyone is *waiting* (so impatiently, lol) for supper.
They've written another book as well, called Desperation Dinners (lol) that also seems really popular~I may have to try that one too