Recently divorced and on a very tight budget but very busy at work, I'm all about the make ahead recipes at the weekend and eating leftovers during the week.
Thankfully I could eat the same thing every day when I find a great recipe which helps with the leftovers but cooking a couple of times a week gives a reasonable variety.
My favorite things to cook
stew, curry, anything quick
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baked Alaska for Christmas day and steaks on the grill new years day.
My cooking tragedies
A roommate cooked a quiche directly on the oven rack once....He was appalled to see a nice ring of crust left on the rack and the rest of the quiche on the floor of the oven. The smell was really bad and cleanup took a long time.