Making your own Mr. Potato Head from real food. Just an image, but too good not to share. This would make a great activity in a special education class if you are teaching about farms, healthy foods, fruits, vegetables, and more. An absolutely great hands on activity!!
Much as I love to have a pan bubbling away on the stove, I often feel that the most stress free way to feed people is by taking the oven route. When I'm frazzled, I firmly believe that the tray-bake is the safest way to go. Enjoy the easefulness of the oven: you just bung everything in, and you're done. I think I'd go to the supreme effort of laying on a green salad as well but, other than that, you may kick up your flamenco heels and enjoy the fiesta.
I have a story set in the American 1880s and I changed the race of a character for better representation. But one of the only times I mention she's black at all is when my white male main character meets her for the first time and he mentally points it out in the narrative. It would be historically unrealistic if he didn't.