I was talking to a friend on the phone and we were discussing this issue. As I was taking dinner to a friend who just had a baby it hit me. A food swap! You don't have to only take dinners to friends when they are sick or have a new baby. How about surprising a friend with a casserole dinner or perhaps a pizza.
We always have too many leftovers so I will simply put my extras in a dish and deliver to a friend.
I am also thinking we will have the dish to swap meals for each other. Instead of returning the dish clean return with a meal :)
A meal I don't have to cook is better than a new outfit!