In the past years I've taken to making a casserole or some nice comfort food (read desserts) in a microwavable dish or disposable plate of some kind, that I don't mind going astray.
I know after my son died, people from church sent food over the first couple of weeks as I was pretty much a basket case. I don't think anything came as such a relief as not having to worry about the rest of the family being fed and I was truly most thankful to those people.
Knitting to keep my sanity. It's working... kinda...
OTN: Dr Watson's Cable Crew Neck
OTN: Writer's Cardigan