I'd welcome links to prior discussions, too. What meals do you take to a family who has major illness?
I've volunteered to be part of a group that will rotate taking an evening meal to a friend (5-person family, including a teenage boy) who is undergoing cancer treatment. Restrictions are no onions, no fish. I can contact her but want to have a narrowed set of questions / options -- she's got enough else going on.
The dilemma for me is that she lives an hour away (the other side of major metro area), so I'll need to use insulated containers for transport and if hot probably have it in re-heatable dishes that I leave there.
I'm thinking of items I might take to potlucks -- those that transport / keep well. Two that come to mind are a hamburger/bean casserole, with biscuits. And a "Chinese Coleslaw" cold shredded cabbage/diced chicken/slivered almonds/ramen noodles.
I also found a thread here on CH for foil packet meals and wonder whether preparing those cold/raw and supplying the cooking/heating instructions would add some variety.