Don't you hate figuring out what to cook each night? I have 2 strategies to help with this. One is stocking my freezer with meals and the second is meal planning. Over the years I have done a lot of this but not really consistently so that I would say I was a "once a month" cook.
There have been a lot of good meat sales lately so I took advantage of it and made a few nice meals which will be helpful on busy days. I made a meal plan for the next 3 weeks which will likely be stretched to 4 weeks with leftover nights and things that come up that I didn't think of.
This is what I have in the freezer:
strawberry glazed pork chops
Austrian pork goulash
sweet and sour chicken
Super Grandmas's 3 bean casserole
ground beef (cooked)
ground beef (uncooked)
chicken in Italian marinade for grilling
marinade for grilling portobello mushrooms
I have a variety of resources that I use for my freezer cooking. One is The Freezer Cooking Manual. I like this book because it has a lot of useful recipes and charts that makes it easy to multiply recipes. The 30 Day Gourmet Freezer website is another great resource. You can sign up for their e-mail list for more ideas and new recipes as well.
I also have Fix, Freeze, Feast. I love this book because you do very little cooking ahead of time. You prepare the meat/sauces/ marinades or whatever and put it in with the raw meat...thaw and cook when you are ready. There are a lot of great recipes in this book. They also have a website and a YouTube video.
I also use Dinner's in the Freezer! and other recipes that I have collected over the years. It is very easy to begin without buying any books. You can google freezer cooking or once a month cooking for tons of recipes and ideas. You also may want to check your local library. Our library system carries lots of the popular books on freezer cooking.
I freeze everything flat in freezer bags. If you haven't done this before you will be surprised how much you can fit in a regular over the fridge freezer. I do not have a chest freezer anymore so I just use the freezers that I do have (I have 2 refrigerators.)
If you've never tried it I urge you to give it a shot. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. :)