I want to make a complete but simple meal from my good friends and neighbors who are moving (just a street away), next week. My plan was to take them a complete meal with paper plates, napkins, main course, over to their new home on the day they move in so they don't have to worry about what to eat after all that moving work. There will be the couple, 2 children, and probably a set of grandparents at the house to help with the move. None of them are real foodies, and my friend is a self admitted terrible cook. So, nothing extravagant. I was thinking about a chicken piccata, a nice salad, bread, and maybe some type of pasta dish. I would like to bring everything over in containers that they can heat the food up in, and hopefully throw away.
First question, can I put chicken piccata in an aluminum pan? Won't the lemon react with the aluminum pan? Second, I hate to serve a pasta with a tomato based sauce with a lemony sauce, so was thinking about what else I could serve with the chicken. The children are plain eaters, so I don't want anything too sophisticated. Any ideas on what I can make and can be just warmed up in an oven? All ideas are welcome.