Whenever I make a trip to Trader Joe's, I load up on tasty frozen meals--usually pasta, stir-fry and sometimes enchiladas. The last time I went, I bought two kinds of tamales: chicken and veggie and cheese. We had them for a tasty, easy meal last week. We used our bamboo steamer, which worked really well for cooking them quickly.
I heated up a can of black beans with some spices and seasoning, and chopped onion, red and green pepper.
This is what happens when a black bean ends up under the stove and the dog tries pawing at it for a couple minutes--your husband has to go in and get it for her.