Minute 2: Get the frozen meatballs from freezer in garage (the ones you made one weekend and froze for later. This is the later you were thinking about) and throw into the Ragu.
Minutes 3 to 8: This is the time to think about bread and salad, or just go change clothes and put laundry in the washer, either way... you've got about 5 minutes until the water is boiling. Throw in frozen cheese ravioli.
Minute 12: Finish up the salad or bread or unload the dishwasher or snuggle with the honey or read the mail. Again, you've got 5 minutes.
Minute 12.5: Get out the Parmesan cheese (or the bread from the oven, or the salad dressing).
Minute 14: Plate it up.