So for my college class we have to make a meal consisting of a main dish and two sides. What would be a good meal plan that inst overly complicated but still looks good?
Sounds like a pretty worthless class, but then again your idea of research seems to be "ask 4chan he'll know what to do".
How would we even know what you haven't made before? Actually, how would your teacher know?
This is seriously retarded. Just make chili or something. With cornbread. And coleslaw.
Pick some cuisine you've never really looked into cooking but really like, like Middle Eastern or Thai or something. Find the simplest recipes you've never messed with and run with it. For example, try to make biryani, dhal, and some naan.