I LOVE this older book by Once-A-Month Cooking authors Mimi Wilson and Mary Beth Lagerborg. Table Talk contains recipes and ideas for making family mealtimes special. I bought a yard sale copy, but I hope it's in your library catalog.
Just after sharing my "make your own tv dinner" practice, I read this humbling idea:
"In downtown Quito, Mimi takes leftovers from the family's evening meal and arranges them on a paper plate. She adds a plastic fork and napkin, encloses the meal in a plastic bag, and sets it on the brick wall outside their home. A hungry person on the street at night won't have long to go through the Wilson's trash for food, nor eat with with his hands. Instead of throwing away leftovers, she provides a meal and a sense of dignity." --Table Talk, p. 62.