What's super easy, takes only 20 minutes, only dirties one pan, and is tasty and filling? Cocktail Franks and Fried Potatoes. I watched a food show a while back, can't remember the name, where a Grandmother chuckled about her grandson's always requesting their favorite of her recipes: Chunked up hotdogs and fried potatoes. She happily made it for her grandson and one of his friends but chuckled that it was one of her family's recipes from the Depression when money was so tight, not one of what she would consider her personal signature dishes.
Just one more proof that desperation is a great motivator.
Actually, I can relate. When I was a kid we were pretty poor. My dad was a welder. We had 5 kids. We never took a dime or block of cheese from Welfare. Do the math on our food budget. I remember often dinners the night before Dad's payday being either Brown Beans and Cornbread or Fried Potatoes with Hotdogs.
Cheap doesn't always negate Taste. Sided with steamed broccoli and a salad, we ate well tonight before I head to work for the night.