Organizing and preparing meals at home takes planning, time management, and the skill to extract your pet lizard from the cereal box. Methodize your meal-making with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of easy-to-assemble healthy meals from Dream Dinners.
The Dream Dinners experience streamlines meal preparation by placing home-chefs into specially equipped stores that ease menu planning, shopping, prep work, and clean up. After choosing from a rotating menu of up to 20 dishes per month, schedule a spot at one of Dream Dinners's fun and easy preparation sessions (call at least a week in advance of your session). For most dishes, customers can choose to prepare six- or three-serving portions (all listed prices are for six portions). A dining-room spread can shimmer with the glare of upscale restaurant fare such as steak caprese ($39.59) or dinettes might emit the warming glow of comfort foods, including gorgonzola mashed potatoes ($6). Other July-menu feasts run the global gamut from sicilian tortellini with chicken ($33.59) to canadian-bacon-stuffed french bread ($27.59), and the Dream Dinners's website enumerates present and future preparation sessions.
Dance between food stations, following easy instructions as you pick out, bag, and season your family's meals for the month without laying a finger on the oven. After the session, uncooked meals easily transport into a home freezer to be prepared nightly for no-thought-required delicious meals that'll keep a family healthy, full, and free to think about monkey rentals on your daily commutes. Succulent menu items fool even the most fastidious foodies into thinking cooks slaved over the stove ceaselessly to concoct such deliciously complex plates.
As a working mother, Stephanie Allen was constantly racing against the clock. One timesaving endeavor she quickly mastered was preparing meals ahead of time from raw, fresh ingredients and popping them in the freezer for a later date. Stephanie eventually amassed a book of recipes and began sharing her culinary secrets with friends. With the help of Tina Kuna's business savvy, Stephanie's personal practice burgeoned into a nationwide phenomenon known as Dream Dinners.
Today at shops across the country, busy matriarchs and patriarchs shuffle around meal stations, each stocked with recipe cards, ingredients, and scratch-and-sniff tinfoil to construct meals that serve three or six. They tick off recipe components as they add the proper amount to meal containers, ferrying the uncooked dishes home and tucking them into freezers. Then, throughout the week, they simply thaw, heat, and serve these dinners to eagerly waiting eaters.
Though Dream Dinners does not cater to specific diets, the company does offer nutritious meals with antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken. Customers can survey all nutritional information before selecting dishes.
Greenway/ Upper Kirby
5172 Buffalo Spdwy.
Houston, Texas 77005