Among those of us who cook, upon being invited, we usually ask if we should bring a portion of the meal. Sometimes the reply is very specific, and sometimes we're told:
"Bring whatever you want."
delicious, healthy, low calorie vegetables. For eating at home I make them in a nice-looking "bake and serve" pyrex or pottery, but when I'm bringing it to neighbors, I bake in a disposable aluminum pan. We then carry it on a large baking pan, after learning the hard way how easy those trays are to spill and leak on clothing.
Yesterday, we brought baked vegetables to add to our neighbors' super-delicious lunch and then later in the afternoon, we brought a simple compote of apples, peaches and cinnamon (no sugar) to another neighbor. The trick to keeping the vegetables naturally sweet is to add minimal water.
Sometimes the meals almost seem like a "pot-luck" event, but that's part of the fun of having such wonderful neighbors.
PS This post is in the Real Foods Succot Festival.