Another thread just got me started. My moms idea of dinner consisted of au gratain boxed potatoes and canned tuna. Beans and Weenies. Canned spaghetti sauce and french onion soup mix over noodles. Pork loiin diced in bottled teriaki sauce and boiled. On Fridays she took all the leftovers and diced them into a pot to boil w/ water.... soup( I guess) and i mean all the leftovers no matter what they were or if they made sense, the things listed would be in that pot plus maybe rice and canned veggies. Eeekkk.... no wonder I can cook. Someone had to in the house so we didn't starve. God love her , she tried.