that’s all I use, very seldom use the oven anymore. waffles are good, and it might work for quesadillas depending on how it’s made. I only use a small food chopper, the biggie is too hard to clean and to heavy for me to life out of the cupboard. most of the time I just use a knife and a board.
just about any meat you have can be thawed for 1-5 min in the microwave and put in the crockpot in the morning before you leave. layer any veggies you would ordinarily serve with the meat on the bottom (I grease mine with olive oil or butter first, but some newer ones don’t need grease, you also can use pam.) put the meat in, and then liquid (less than half of what you think you need) tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, gravy from a jar, can of condensed soup. one cup is enough liquid, esp. if meat is still half frozen. put on low and unless it was frozen rock hard it will be done by 6. If it’s frozen pieces of chicken, for instance, mike until you can separate the pieces but they don’t need to be totally thawed.
if you have that big hunk of ground beef we all have in the freezer, mike it for 3 min at a time so you can break of the edges until it fits in the crockpot. you can put chopped onions on the bottom of the pot if your family eats onions. I like to have veggies under the meat because it keeps meat from sticking and making those brown stains. add tomato sauce, chili sauce, salsa, canned gravy, depending on the flavor you are after, and how you will use it. It can be chili, spaghetti sauce, meat with gravy over noodles, rice or instant potatoes, etc. just put the leftover meat in plastic storage boxes or baggies for another quick meal.
if you already have frozen burgers, chops, small steaks, boneless chicken breast, frozen fish fillets, etc, use your GF grille and make one or two at a time, whatever fits. you can marinate the meat in a dish while you change your clothes, get the mail, let the dog out etc., set the table, and cook it 20-30 min. later. the noodles, minute rice, can be miked, most have microwave directions altho they usually take a bit longer to cook in large quantities.
veggies or whatever can be steaming in the microwave, in any safe dish with plastic wrap vented at one corner, and a tablespoon of water, juice or other liquid.
or there is always take-out
check the cupboard, is there an electric wok? you may never use the stove again, i cook almost everything, including popcorn in there (but gave it do DD who also loves it).