First, take inventory of what you have on hand. If you arein a rush, it will be much easier if you don't have to go outto the store. Check the pantry, the refrigerator, the freezer,and any other nook or cranny you may be storing food inyour house. People are often surprised by what theyalready have in their house. Look for foods that are easy,quick, and you know how to cook. Pasta is a great examplefor a quick supper because many people have it lyingaround the house, and it can be cooked quickly and easily.