Yesterday, we delivered a meal to our friends Joy & Aaron (who just had their fourth baby).
The preparing of the meal was painless.
Lately, I've been doing this make-ahead meal system (using a phenomenal cookbook: Fix, Freeze, Feast). This system is convenient for our family, of course...but it's also good when we want to bring someone a meal because we often have "extra" meals on-hand in our freezer. In this case, I pulled out a homemade vegetable lasagna tray (mmm....it is SO good), baked up some homemade granola bars, bought a bottle of sparkling cider, and we were all set.
Other easy meal ideas:
As you can see, meals can be delivered in various stages of "readiness," but they are sure to be appreciated regardless.
So, if you want to make somebody's day, make a meal.
YOUR TURN: Do you ever deliver meals to friends? If so, what do you usually bring? What meal ideas can you share?