RICE!!! (Not the white cr*p either, the yummy belnd of brown, wild rice) Make LOADS of it, and you can even let everyone else have some (EXTREMELY delicious and filling when I put nutritional yeast on top...lots of it)
Beans erm...ya...so, my parents are from Mexico, so needless to say I never have to make beans...they are always just there already, but very good mixed with the rice!
Pasta- I tend to not make pasta because I am obsessed about gaining weight. So, if you're not, make pasta! It's incredibally easy to make and you can change it up every night by making a different sauce or putting on different toppings (TVP anyone?)
Soup- self-explanatory. I don't ever have a recipe, I just stick random things in it and it usually ends up fine.
Tofu scrambler- Not a dinner food, per se, but if you are already maing it one day for breakfast, make a bunch and have some with dinner. There's no rule that tefu has to be had in the morning, lol
When you ask your mom if you can do something and she tells you not to, that means she wants you to. Even if she insists (or threatens to beat you, lol) DO IT ANYWAY! (I'm talking about helping her out here, not like, smoking pot or anything!!!) I know from experience that mother's speak a strange language. here's an average convo:
Me: mom, do you want me to wash the dishes?
Mom: No, I can do it
Me: Are you sure?
Mom: Yes, now go away
Mom: You are such a terrible daughet, you never help out around the house! You didn't even help me with the dishes earlier!
So...yeah... (BTW, I help out...A LOT...and I work and go to school...My brother plays video games all day and he's a saint. Something wrong here?