Home-cooked meals, like vacation slideshows, are best when experienced by family members in the course of several hours. Indulge in familial company with this Groupon.
$49 for $110 Worth of Ready-to-Assemble Meals
Using premeasured ingredients, customers assemble 6--24 meals of three or six servings each, culled from a menu that changes monthly and features up to 17 items with side dishes. Recent offerings have included crispy French-onion chicken with mashed potatoes ($12.38 for three servings; $23.59 for six), steak salsa verde with steamed broccoli ($20.44 for three servings; $38.93 for six), and barbecued shrimp and rice ($17.33 for three servings; $33.03 for six).
Dream Dinners’s registered dietitian and family-physician duo provides cuisine crafters with the ingredients and directions necessary to assemble healthy, palate-pleasing meals during fun on-location sessions.
All chopping, sorting, and recipe-dreaming is done in advance by Dream Dinners’s crew, with family cooks choosing from an ever-rotating menu of gourmet concoctions such as herb-dijon chicken breasts with garlic bread and cheese-lover's manicotti.
After assembling the ingredients at a Dream Dinners location in a music-filled, party-like atmosphere, customers cart their bounty home, armed with easy-to-follow cooking instructions for piecing together the edible jigsaw puzzle without worrying about sharpening knives, cleaning stovetops, or converting grams into degrees Celsius. For those with smaller watches and consequently less time, the Fast Lane menu offers dinners that need only to be cooked or baked.