Meal planning causes stress. Stress sheds hair. Hair in meals sends food back to kitchens and demands a refund, causing more stress, more hair loss, and eventual universe-destroying "Möbius Incident." Satisfy your family while avoiding culinary mishaps and hassle with today’s ready-to-cook Groupon. For $36, you get three easy and delicious pre-prepared meals (that serve four to six people) from Cooking Thyme, a $66 to $72 value. Though Cooking Thyme also offers meal preparation classes, today's deal gives you the entire flavor with none of the work. Simply stop in to pick up your meals, keep them frozen until you're ready to eat, and heat them up.
The expert chefs at Cooking Thyme use fresh ingredients and spices to create mouthwatering meals that deliver you from the shopping market freezers of tasteless, preservative-riddled chicken nuggets and amorphous lasagnas with spooky eyeballs at the bottom. Each of Cooking Thyme's frozen, prepared meals feeds four to six people and costs up to $24. They look gorgeous on a plate and taste gorgeous when chomped to bits against your refined palate; you can be proud to pretend you cooked delicate orange roughy with lemon and dill or succulent maple-mustard pork tenderloin. Serve chicken with goat cheese and artichokes to your gracious family or throw a dinner party with crowd-pleasing teriyaki pork chops and Wisconsin cheddar harvest chowder.
Not having to cook leaves plenty of time for the more-fun parts of throwing a dinner party or serving a family, such as building a playlist of the sexiest whale songs, burning a misleading cookie-scented candle, and hanging bacon streamers from the chandelier. Join the ranks of satisfied pseudo-chefs who have spent more time elegantly setting the table than worrying about what to put on it. Stop in to pick up meals between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday (plus Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Fridays, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
Cleveland.com has featured Cooking Thyme in its blog:
- Robyn Minter Smyers…called the easy-meal business she uses "a working woman's best friend."…Cooking Thyme delivers 12 meals to her home at the beginning of each month…."It's ready when I walk in the door. We add a side dish." The meals actually save her money, she said. – rmezger, Cleveland.com
Two Insider Pagers give Cooking Thyme a four-star rating: