I am going to Brooklyn in a few weeks to look after my 2-1/2 year old grandson and feed him and his parents when his baby brother arrives. The kitchen is small but fairly well equipped. They are all adventurous eaters but no red meat. Pasta is limited to non-wheat based products. I will be tired and not inspired at the end of the day. I am coming from Mexico so cannot bring prepared meals. There are grocery stores very nearby with most things available. I often make chicken tacos (big surprise there) and they like the salmon patties that I picked up on chowhound a while ago. Soup is good and I have been copying that recent thread. They don't have a slow cooker and I hate to buy one because the kitchen is so small. I would be ever so appreciative for any and all suggestions. Thank you!!!