If there is one thing that has saved me money time and time again, it is my crock pot. A half hour on a Saturday morning produces five days worth of lunches, if not more when I am the only one eating it. I have some standbys like chili and my infamous lemon garlic chicken, but sometimes you just want to eat out. That desire to eat out is only charged by the idea of having options.
When you have a small amount of options for dinner at home, you crave something else. But when you make meals in advance and freeze any leftovers the options become grand. I have not gotten to the level of freezing my meals since I share a freezer with my roommate, but if I ever get a stand-alone freezer get ready.
Below are the recipes that I've used over and over again, at least once a month: