Like the meatballs and chorizo idea. Might try that when I get home with sun dried tomato pesto and egg noodles. Bit of mature cheddar and mozzarella mix over the top and shove under the grill till it starts to bubble.
Got some good Portuguese peri peri chorizo in the freezer. That should do the job.
Those are the worst, and best if you are in the right place....especially if working from home. You can merrily work away at something else actually useful (chores, cooking, whatever) which is not mindbogglingly boring blithering of upper managers, which could have been resolved and finalized in 5 to 10 mins of just frank and easy convo. Corporate world, huh?