About a year ago, while in the throes of my seasonally hectic day-job, a friend called and offered to make dinner for my family, so I wouldn't have to worry about getting something healthy and delicious on the table. I know right...what a great friend. Four days later a cheesy chicken parmigiana arrived at my doorstep and my family say down to hearty meal. One that I didn't cook.
Fast forward three months to her similarly busy time, and I returned the favour with a beef bourguignon. She was ever so grateful and I quite enjoyed cooking for her family. It wasn't difficult. I doubled what I was making for mine and dropped it off at her home with any required cooking instructions.
We carried on with the meal swap over the course of a few months, with no particular guidelines to follow. We ate what we were given, no matter the recipe, and some meals were bigger than others but all of them were tasty.
How about you? Would you ever consider a dinner co-op? Wouldn't it be fun to have dinner co-op's popping up all over the place? Families swapping meals with like-minded families. What a way to expose our kids to the food philosophy of others.