My Neapolitan mother-in-law starts cooking at 6am in the morning. Admittedly her ragu is unbeatable. I have a quick version of ragu but it does allow me to stay in bed a little longer.
An apple crumble with a twist. Marsala or else Rhum will do the trick if served at an adult dinner. Custard or ice cream can be added to give the kids an extra treat.