So for one week this was my strategy:
So I bought a 2.15 lb tray of chicken thighs, cooked them in the oven along the lines of Budget Bytes' Easy Oven Fajitas,
I bought a double pack of Vindaloo/Coconut curry sauce from Costco.
I cut up and roasted a whole eggplant in the oven.
I cooked rice and quinoa.
Whenever it was dinnertime, everyone assembled their own chicken-eggplant-starch-sauce combo. I left out the chicken and sauce.
For Halloween, we had tuna melts. It was lovely and low-key.