Convenience food is so bad for you, but what's a person to do when they want something quick and easy?
Plan ahead. I learned of this idea from moneysavingmom.com. She does a once-a-month baking day and freezes all the items so she can pull them out anytime she wants.
This works great for me, a homeschooling mom of two. We do our schooling on a six weeks on, one week off schedule. So on the week off, I do a baking day. I bake up lots of muffins, so that once a week we can have a quick easy breakfast, without cooking. I just place the frozen muffins in a baking dish the night before, cover with a heat-proof lid or foil and leave out on the counter. The next morning I turn the oven on and pop them in. They come out tasting just like they were fresh-baked.
I also make up a couple batches of my french bread recipe, so that I can make croutons or french toast easily. I just cut the bread up into cubes and freeze them for the croutons or slice the bread and freeze it for french toast. French bread makes the best french toast ever!
I have also made up waffles the same in the past. Just pull them out of the freezer and pop them in the toaster.
Cooking from scratch doesn't have to be intensive labor, just plan ahead, make life easier!