My kid friend wants to make dinner for his family once a week but is busy with school and sports and being a kid. Not to mention he doesn't have much cooking experience.
Last time I visited we made lentil chili (which was well received and will be repeated). I'm about to visit again and I'm trying to figure out what we can make ahead to freeze so all he (or someone) has to do is pop it in the oven and maybe make a salad or some other fresh veg. Reheating something on the stove is ok too but something that can go into the oven and needs little to no tending is far preferable.
Constraints: no cow dairy (goat ok), little (preferably no processed foods), no microwave.
I'm trying to think of base dishes I can show him, but am coming up pretty empty. Maybe this is because I'm mostly a peasant cook or mostly it's because I lack imagination or maybe it's actually a difficult challenge. Either way, I would LOVE your help.
Thanks! And if there are things I should have mentioned already, just ask them--I'll happily tell you whatever I can to help you help.