I'd like to cook some meals for my grandma that can be easily frozen and reheated in the oven but I'm stuck for ideas! She doesn't like anything too heavy or fatty as it gives her stomach ache, but then again doesn't want plain, boring food.
I'm a reasonably good cook if I've got a recipe to follow, I just need some inspiration!
Don't forget that it's common to need slightly stronger flavours as you get older and taste buds and sense if smell become less effective. So wine in gravies and extra herbs all round might be a good way forward.
I've never tried to freeze one, but you can buy them frozen so presumably you could, but my elderly mum's favourite when I come to visit is an omelette. It's something she can't be bothered to make for herself as it involves doing things other than microwaving!
She is also partial to a curry and likes if we take any left over bolognaise sauce down as she is happy enough to heat up a pot of pasta. Sometinmes I'll just put some pasta or macaroni through the sauce in advance and it microwaves pretty well. She finds spaghetti a bit too fiddly.
If she is a fish fan, then a tin of mackeral done in olive oil is really good value protein for her. We drain off the oil and break it up into some warmed up spicy rice. But my son just loves it plain on a sandwich.
I would go for some of the following (based on my parents)
Beef and red wine stew fish pie with peas chicken and leek pie lasagne with garlic bread meatballs with mash Roast chicken dinner bacon, cabbage, potatoes roast beef with potato gratin and veg big pot of veg soup and brown soda bread pork chops with honey mustard sauce and potatoes and veg baked / poached salmon quiche or veg tart