Some times the weekends are really busy and it's hard to make a meal that is quick, easy and ready when ever you need it. This past Sunday we were having some company over, but not for dinner, and they were coming at no particular time. We were looking to make a quick meal while we tidied up the house and did our other week end routine items. A quick look in the fridge provided a smoked sausage, and some peppers that were nearing the end of their useful life. We always have onions.
The dish was served with some fresh bread that was conveniently baked earlier in the day. The food looked good on a serving plate as well. No one is claiming this a super balanced meal, unless you are eating low carb, but it was tasty and allowed us to accomplish some things while it cooked on it's own.
I suppose a pack of frozen burritos would do the same thing. Try to have foods on hand that can be made into a meal with a little creativity. The sausage cost $2.05 and the vegetables around $0.50, it fed 4 people with left overs.