I loved receiving meals when we had our babies, so I am quick to volunteer for this now. I enjoy tailoring the meals to the family, so I don't have a standard menu. However, I do mark the meals I make in my supper notebook. This way, I have some fallback menus and I can note which food was easy to transport. (In college, I made a homemade pizza for dear friends in my 2.5 foot diameter pizza pan. Then I was stumped when it came time to transport the big, hot pizza. Duh.)
What I aim to do:
1. Make a generous meal, but light on dessert.
2. Make a double batch and then my family eats the same supper. Efficient.
3. Take the food in containers and bags that do not need to be returned (I recall the headache it was to to keep containers straight and then transport them back to church, all while juggling a new baby).
4. Make some burpcloths for the baby. Pretty and practical, plus easy for me to pull off.
Yesterday's menu was for a family that doesn't eat red meat:
San Francisco Fish Stew (from More with Less)
green salad with poppyseed dressing
2 hours ago