Our small group from church always does a meal rotation for families who've recently had babies. I've often participated in this but --- and I realize this is going to sound kind of bitchy --- but I'd rather not receive meals. I'm kind of the "granola" one of the group (I'm into organics, recycling, yoga, hypnobirthing, cloth diapering, etc), and we just honestly won't eat the meals that they bring. (It's a lot of casseroles, enchiladas, etc.) We try to eat fresh and organic only, and my mom will be here, plus MH gets paternity leave, so they will be available to cook.
They're a really sweet group of people, and I do appreciate them wanting to do meals for us. I just hate knowing that we're going to throw most of the food away and wondered if I should try to politely decline their offer of bringing meals, or if I should just gratefully accept, and toss the food. The only complicated thing is that they don't usually ask if you'd like to receive meals ... they just make a sign up sheet and ask when they should show up.