$12 for $25 Worth of Prepared Meals or Catering from The Perfect Dinner

Oak Park

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In a Nutshell

  • Nightly dinner or catering
  • Fully prepared, home-style meals
  • Just heat & eat
  • Variety of sizes & options

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 30th, 2011. Limit 4 per household. Limit 2 per order for meals, limit 4 per order for catering. Not valid until 1/3/11. Delivery included. Additional charges may apply if outside delivery area. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Cooking dinner is like tickling yourself: you can somewhat do it, but it's more fun when someone else does it instead. Add an element of merriment to dinner with today's Groupon: $12 gets you $25 worth of prepared meals or catering from The Perfect Dinner. This Groupon may be used toward delivery, which is available for an extra $2.50 within 3 miles of their location in Oak Park.

The Perfect Dinner makes home-style meals for busy families, then rapidly cools and refrigerates them in ready-to-heat containers that are both microwave- and oven-safe. Entrees lead full and happy shelf lives of about four days, or 16 months in sushi years. The menu on any given night might include Italian pot roast with parmesan mashed potatoes ($26–$54) or a 9-inch asparagus and goat cheese quiche ($15). Sophisticated pesto chicken gets down-home charm when served with organic farmer's pasta––whole-wheat penne tossed with bell peppers, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes ($25–$43). Mini carrot bundt cakes ($6 for two) reward winners who cross the dinner finish line. Three different portion options cater to every size of appetite.

The Perfect Dinner has a conscious with a variety of dietary concerns and carefully labels each special-diet item. See The Perfect Dinner's website for more details and a full menu. Combine up to two Groupons for a single meal or four for a catering order. Preorder is only necessary for large orders, holiday menus, and Pat Boone concerts.

The Perfect Dinner

Karen Gruber founded The Perfect Dinner to confront the dilemma she saw facing “working, commuting, chauffeuring moms”: either burn out trying to cook after long days, or grab fast food and end up feeling guilty. The Perfect Dinner aims to break the cycle with crowd-pleasing family dinners made fresh each day and available for pickup or delivery.

Convenient containers can go straight into the oven, microwave, or refrigerator, with three size options ensuring that there's enough for all family members and any dishwashers demanding sustenance. Each day's menu is marked to clarify which items accommodate special diets, including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and nut-free choices.

The Perfect Dinner also caters feasts with platters, plated dinners, casual party fare, and other options tailored for each event, whether hosts need assorted quiches for a brunch event or 20 flank-steak sliders to fuel cheers during badminton matches.