It may have taken 3 pans to make my dinner-for-one, but it is worth it every single time! 2 Dover Sole filets ($1.75 total!) pan seared in butter with a little lemon juice and white wine. Steamed some Swiss Chard ($2.50) with salt and a little olive oil. Cubed and sauteed one Yukon potato (I threw in some mustard powder just out of curiosity and it added a lovely, earthiness to the potato and a subtle kick).
And ta-da! Dinner is served.