Taking a meal to a family with a new baby is a wonderful way to help them out. Not to mention the fact that it is also a great way to make sure you get an early peek at the little one! ;-)
I found the idea for a "Welcome to the World Dinner" in Taste of Home magazine several years ago. I have used this many times, varying the menu items, but always naming each food to correspond to the "baby" theme. :-)
Taste of Home suggests "Green Bean Bundles of Joy" as one of the foods to prepare. When time is short, I sometimes substitute my own, "Tiny Tot Tossed Salad". ;-)
Taste of Home's "Special Delivery Chicken Casserole" is simply Poppy Seed Chicken, with a new name!
"Bringing Home Baby Carrots" is another menu item from Taste of Home. The carrots are cooked in apple juice and honey to make them very sweet and tender.
"Rock a 'Bye Baby Rolls" are my addition.
"2 AM Feeding Snack" is also a Taste of Home suggestion. This time the snacks are my oatmeal cookies, which I happen to know a certain brand new big brother enjoys. :-)
And, don't forget those older brothers and sisters, especially the littlest one that until just a few days ago was the baby! It's always nice to greet them first, take them a little special treat and then ask to see "their" new baby! :-)