I cooked for only two. We had a thing called a sea swing. It is a small gimbaled pot with a small propane can on the bottom for fuel.
When it really blows it's great. The little pot goes all the way down in a bracket. That's usually the time for spaghetti. Boil it up and put can of clam sauce over the top and a little parmesan cheese. Goes down great when it's really blowing out.
At the start of this thread was a great sailing story. Yes, she could have looked at a chart, but did you understand that it was getting dark and she had little time? That's when mistakes happen. Also when it's dark nothing looks the same and it can really mess you up.
I was on Lake Erie, just as the light was giving out trying to make it into a little marina that had a break wall around it as the wind started to really whip up. Made it through the break wall gap just fine, and a police car came to the end of the breakwater and turned on his lights on to be helpful. It was completely blinding. Scary stuff. Sometimes you can plan all you want but things just don't happen the way you expect.
Glad she was able to ride it out.