Stir Fries: (not authentic but good enough for grad school or really anyone in a time crunch or looking to use p the stuff in the crisper drawer):
Saute onions and garlic for a few minutes
Add any hard vegetables (broccoli, carrots, etc) continue sauteing
Add protein (chicken, beef, tofu, or shrimp) continue sauteing
Add soft veggies (squash, for example)
Add pine nuts for crunch, and a few sauces like soy sauce or fish sauce
Make rice separately
Serve stir fry over rice.
Second suggestion: Crockpots are good for easy meals - Stews, barbecued pork, ckicken chili (or any chili) -- Basically they let you chuck the ingredients in the morning (15 minutes) and have dinner ready when you get home and don't feel like making anything.
Both of these are adaptable wrt ingredients etc.