Pressure cooker - a lot of food in a short time
I'll offer an idea for saving time and money. I was cooking meals for my elderly Mom and Dad after spending 8+ hours at work. Would pick up a variety of meats, pork chops, chicken, roasts, whatever on sale every week. On Friday evening I would start cooking using the pressure cooker. In 45-minutes a 3# roast would be done and I'd start the chops. It is so fast you can cook 4-5 meats in one evening. Adding a salad, ready-made mashed potatoes, a canned vegetable only takes minutes. Store in those heat and serve dishes or corning ware containers.
I was afraid of the pressure cooker at first. All the old stories about exploding pots;) Now I'm very comfortable with it. Lots of safety features, Consumer Report says they can't malfunction.