And a Crock Pot. Hey, it keeps Pi fed, too.
Here's an example. Chicken and Rice.
Start with a dozen cups of water in a slow cooker. Add chicken and seasonings, and wander away for a while. The seasonings I add? Garlic, poultry seasoning, and whatever I feel like at the moment. Oh, and boullion powder. I prefer the granulated powder, because it doesn't stick so much. I don't use exact amounts, I just cook by feel and taste.
Anyway, give it a couple of hours playing whatever before you come back. Add a couple of cans of chicken broth and take out the chicken to cool, then get the water to a boil for the rice. Figure five cups of rice, add to the hot water, and cover for a while. Go play your computer game about a quarter hour.
Come back, wash your hands and break up the chicken and throw it into the slow cooker, and stir things up. Reduce heat, and serve with appropriate condiments. I like a bit of butter and seasoned salt.
The nice part about this? Leftovers. Throw some into a bowl later on, add butter and seasoned salt, and you've got another quick meal out of it. Or you can get creative... If you let it settle, and you're willing to try your hand at things, there's always Fried Rice.
Mmmmm... I need to get some chicken. Too bad the roomie won't be here this weekend, but we'll have house guests before Fandemonium.... An interesting notion.
If you're willing to do some prep work, you can learn to love leftovers.