We have some friends whose children attend the same homeschooling sports program our children attend. They meet for three hours, on Monday afternoons.
On Monday evenings, our church holds its music practice. Both of our families also attend this practice. So I invited the other mom to take the night off from cooking dinner, come to the church early, and let me prepare a meal for all of us. She accepted!
It was just a simple dinner... spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, and bread, with fruit and graham grackers for dessert. But it was a great opportunity to visit and get to know our friends better.