if the op is used to taco bell and frozen dinners then cooking skills of even the most basic sort may be an issue.
i don't use recipes either, but am a culinary school grad and have worked in fine dining all my life. i can make stuff in my sleep that most would never attempt.
keep it super simple, like a bunch of chicken legs roasted. you can roast or steam just about any veggie. salads. scrambled eggs and quiches. i've been making crustless quiche for awhile now with coconut milk instead of cream, some veggies mixed in, and wow is that good.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway