13. Will you be getting multiple meals – like one each night? Set up a cooler outside and specify that friends place the food in the cooler.
14. Bring a bottle of wine. This is especially nice if it’s a second or third baby. Not like first time mom’s don’t need wine it’s just that they might be less likely to imbibe.
15. Don’t forget breakfast! SO MANY of my friends mentioned how nice it would be to receive cut-up, prepared fruit (especially if they already have kids). Bagels, muffins, quiche, etc, would work great in place of a dinner. Make-ahead breakfast sandwiches, maybe?
Finally – some DINNER options that many of my friends use as their “go-to” from my site.
Honey mustard chicken Bring with a green salad or side veggie
Spinach and Chicken enchiladas Bring with a green salad
Crock Pot Beef and Black Bean Chili Bring with corn muffins!
Sweet Sausage, Bean and Spinach Soup Bring with a crusty loaf of bread
No-Noodle Zucchini Lasagna Bring with Bread and/or Salad
Lemony Chicken, Artichoke and Potato Bake Bring with Salad
Mini Proscuitto Wrapped Turkey Meatloaves Bring with Salad
Chicken Lettuce Wraps Bring with brown rice
Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta Fazool) Bring with crusty bread
Chicken Pot Pie Bring with a green salad