Evening work commutes are often consumed with anxiety over what dinner can be prepared from dry lentils, a block of cream cheese, and a sack of sprouting potatoes left over from a wild spring-break trip. Eliminate mealtime worries from the list of post-work to-do's with today's Groupon: for $49, you get up to $120 worth of easy-to-assemble, healthy meals from Dream Dinners. Your Groupon is good for six three-serving meals.
With easy-to-follow instructions and pre-cut ingredients, preparation is a breeze, and a dearth of complementary ingredients will never stymie your dinner again. The Dream Dinners experience is like a cross between a barn raising and a bar crawl, minus the alcohol and hard labor. After choosing from a rotating menu of up to 14 dishes per month, schedule a spot at one of Dream Dinners' fun and easy preparation sessions (call at least a week in advance of your session). Items from the July menu include Kentucky glazed pork chops ($11.96), Greek island shrimp with pasta ($18.26), and firecracker beef sliders ($18.89). Dazzle your dining-room table with fancy restaurant fare, or serve up casual and comfort foods full of flavor, such as the parmesan pesto salmon ($16.37) and grilled picnic chicken marinated in Asian BBQ sauce ($12.59).
During the sessions, many have been known to dance between food stations, following easy instructions as they bag, season, and all but cook their families' meals for the month. After your session, take the uncooked meals home to your freezer and prepare them nightly for no-thought-required, delicious meals that'll keep you healthy, full, and free to think about times tables and monkey rentals on your daily commute. The succulent menu items will fool even the most fastidious foodies into thinking you slaved over the stove to prepare such deliciously complex dishes. Check out Dream Dinners' website to view the current menus and sessions available at each location.
This deal does not cover items in the Fast Lane and Made for You menu. Menu pricing varies by location based on market price.
The blogosphere is abuzz about Dream Dinners franchises around the nation, with positive reviews popping up on About.com, SassyScoops, and No Fuss Fabulous. The business has also been featured on the Food Network.
- Dream Dinners allows me to prepare foods with items that I really don't have in my kitchen, or I'd have to buy specifically for a recipe, like prunes, Sauterne wine, capers, baby corn, pesto, etc. – Judy Hedding, About.com
- Throughout the past four weeks, my little family and I have gone through the rest of our Dream Dinner meals. Some of them I have loved, others weren’t necessarily my favorite, but overall the convenience of the meals have [sic] been unbeatable, especially for a new mom. – loralee, No Fuss Fabulous
- I love the idea of assembling meals ahead of time, the instructions were so simple, and then having the meals in my freezer? It was incredible. – Carina, SassyScoops