Know exactly what you're having for dinner weeks ahead with today's tastily organized Groupon: $45 gets you your choice of six pre-portioned, sliced, and freezer-stored meals with Dream Dinners, a $110 value. Dream Dinners allows you to execute six meals worth of cooking labor in one prepstravaganza (three servings per meal). Prep assembly is included in this deal, so you can either schedule a time to pick up the prepped ingredients, or, if you're the hands-on type, select a time to visit , and get slicing and dicing yourself (either way, you'll be visiting its commercial kitchen located in Roswell). When you're through, you'll take pre-portioned, sliced, and seasoned meals home to stick in the freezer to be whipped out and cooked up in the blink of a whisk.A couple, or family of three: Up to six dinners.A family of four to six people: Up to three dinners. An extremely passive-aggressive softball team: Two uncomfortable dinners. The cast of short-lived 1997 Anthology crime series Gun: Six episodes. A firefly: More dinners than could be consumed in an entire lifetime, for the life of a firefly is ever so brief.
Long hailed for a mastery of ham far beyond the skills of mere mortal meat cookers, the meat mavens at HoneyBaked Ham invite you to put their newly honed turkey skills to the test with today's Groupon: a whole roasted turkey breast for $12 (an up to $25 value). Get your moist turkey breast unadulterated, or let the HoneyBaked masters finish your bird with crackling sweet glaze, which may or may not be cooled by having volunteer glaze-pixies fan it with their wings. Call one of HoneyBaked's participating locations (found here and in the sidebar to the right) to reserve your order, and pick up your juicy bird.
McAlister's Deli's kitchen craftspeople concoct sandwiches, salads, and loaded potatoes from fresh ingredients and artisan breads, creating meals that earned them a spot on the 2009 10 Best Fast-Casual Restaurants list by Parents magazine. Rather than braving a home kitchen's gauntlet of hanging knives and mayonnaise slicks, pick up a gameday pack that includes an assortment of deli sandwiches with roast beef, turkey, or ham with cheese on fresh-baked breads. Dip a combination of chocolate-chip, oatmeal-raisin, and white-chocolate-macadamia cookies in tall glasses of home-brewed sweet tea made from rainforest-certified black tea and pure sugar, or opt for the unsweetened variety.
The Derby Sports Grille Pub's crew of cuisine crafters delivers a capacious menu of pub favorites and beverages. An appetizing arrangement of cheese sticks bathes in a marinara concoction ($6.50), and battered buffalo shrimp inhabit oceans of mild, medium, or hot sauce ($6.95). The deft cooks stack up the Derby Melt, an 8-ounce burger cushioned by marble-rye bread and melted swiss cheese ($8.95), and diners can dollop mounds of barbecue-infused pulled pork and coleslaw on waiting buns ($7.95). Order a mealtime multiplicity of wings engulfed in sauces both classic and inventive, such as teriyaki, lemon-pepper, or sweet and sour⎯all served bone in or out ($6.99 for 6, $7.99 for 10, $13.99 for 20). Any of these meals can be enjoyed with a mug of beer, a glass of wine, or a derby hat filled with cognac.
Scope out the menu and weigh all the options before formulating a hunger-ending equation. Solve for X using monstrously mouth-filling burritos stuffed with rice, beans, cheese, salsa, guacamole, and your choice of grilled chicken, steak, tofu, or ground beef, all wrapped up tight in a flour, spinach, or chipotle tortilla ($6.49). Snag a chip-bombing order of Heavy D nachos, with beans, cheese, salsa, olives, jalapeños, your choice of meats or tofu, guacamole, and sour cream to obliterate any traces of appetite ($6.99). Instead, lighten up every Friday with a fresh jerk-spiced fish taco (grilled tilapia with jerk seasoning, cheese, guacamole, cilantro, and lime, $3.59). Opt for do-it-yourself dining by assembling your very own fajita using an arsenal of salsa, guacamole, meat, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, sautéed onions, and green peppers (chicken $8.99, steak $9.99). Vegetarian options can also be made vegan upon request.
Relish's various menus sweep Southern cuisine into a passionate embrace before injecting it with a loaded syringe of contemporary flair. Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, the charming eatery encourages patrons to savor each bite with unexpected flavor combinations that imbue hearty fare with delicate subtlety. Kick off a dinner feast with pimiento cheese fritters served with pepper jelly ($6.95) before grazing on a Relish salad (with corn, black-eyed peas, red-pepper relish, tomato, cucumber, and grit-ons, $6.95) or forking the succulent bacon-wrapped mountain trout with sweet-potato hash ($16.95). Don't miss the decadent Krispy Kreme bread pudding accompanied with an espresso cream sauce ($6.25) for dessert. Sunday brunch is served buffet style ($16.95 for adults, $7.95 for children 6–10, $3.95 for children 5 and under, and $0.99 for children of the corn). Mix your meal with a refreshing beverage like Relish's signature freshly squeezed cucumber lemonade ($2.99) or one of around 50 varieties of wine.