Some other fun things we like to make/eat are: Soups, stirfry, grilled fish (or broiled), tortillini or ravioli, gyozas and rice, pizza, salads. A GREAT resource is the Martha Stewart Everyday Food Magazine and/or Book. There are a lot of quick and easy recipes that are WONDERFUL!
I don't know if this'll answer your question, but I do have advice on the picky part... and maybe that'll help you not worry over it so much.
My advice: relax and make what YOU like. Kids don't need "kid food", we just think they do. Sometimes it'll take a few tries, but he will eventually catch on. Not that he will like everything, but keep trying. We catered to our oldest & she was BY FAR our most picky eater! Now she'll eat most anything (after lots of encouragement) and she surprisingly prefers the healthier foods. Now we have three kids & we make and feed what WE like and they prefer it, by far, over the boring kids foods. We can take our kids to almost any restaurant & they will eat anything and love to discover new foods.
Some things that may help are (some won't work very well at 1, but as he grows):
Get your child involved in making - especially as he gets older. My kids will eat ANYTHING they make.
Plant a garden, even if it's tiny or just herbs... they love to see things grow & create. My kids will eat some fresh veggies straight from the garden that they aren't fond of otherwise.
Have him TRY everything on his plate... our son, who often decides he doesn't like something by the look of it has discovered many new favorites this way.
To go along with trying everything, make a "no complaining" rule now. Our kids can't say "I don't like that." That way if they don't like it, they can take a bite & then we're ok with them not finishing it.
Ok, I think that's basically it. I hope this is helpful, I just know if I had started out this way, it would have resolved many food arguments before they even started!