What are your "secret ingredients" for a quick, home-cooked dinner? Talk amongst yourselves.
Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes, bagged fresh spinach, frozen half-baked bread (La Brea makes some, but I've started seeing generic brands in the grocery store), frozen shrimp with sauce, couscous, mushroom broth (as good as beef broth, which is saying a lot for my family, but healthier), premium frozen fish (salmon, mahi-mahi) which comes individually wrapped so it's easy to throw one or two in the fridge in the morning to defrost, frozen chicken in "tender" sized pieces (faster to defrost and cook)...
Mine are: barbecue sauce, Barilla Pasta Plus, Quorn Naked Cutlets (fake vegie chicken, in the frozen section), Trader Joe's canned corn (crunchier and sweeter than any other variety I've tried), frozen edamame, and couscous. (Plenty more TJ's favorites can be found in the comments of my ode to Trader Joe's.)
What are your must-have quick dinner ingredients?