We turned up with a wide mouth thermos of pork and chorizo stew. Went down well. Also pot noodles and the like. I didn't know there were so many varieties. He'll get a home cooked meal once a week at least.What about take away deliveries. Chinese, Indian, fish and chips, (pies and sausages too) pizza? Money may be an issue but maybe family can send him a takeaway once or twice a week. I'd be tempted to turn up with a wide mouth flask filled with a home made stew.
Just trying to come up with alternative ideas.
It might be nice to take a large pizza with you when you visit and share it together so he's not always eating with the aged or on his own.
I put a full English breakfast in mine, scambled egg, chopped up sausage and bacon, baked beans (most of the sauce drained away, and a hash brown and mushrooms, make it just before the visit.Well done.
I'm trying to think of other things that might go in a wide mouth flask that don't take a lot of prep to make a special meal. So far I can only think of stews, goulash and those sort of things. Maybe someone has a brilliant idea along this theme?
Simply aging can also kill taste buds.Late to the party here but the Ainsley Harriot range of cup soups make excellent additions to plain noodles or cous cous.
A range of sauces and condiments is a good idea to have on hand to repair poor food as well.
Sometimes a stroke has dramatic effects on a persons ability to taste or changes the way things taste, so even decent food might not be tickling the right taste buds.