Home cooking any meal is an ambitious but risky undertaking, as evidenced by the growing number of cooking-related injuries such as repetitive whisking syndrome and dicer’s elbow. Give the cutting board a wide berth with today’s Groupon to Servings in Spruce Grove. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of prepared meals.
- For $50, you get $100 worth of prepared meals.<p>
The Servings meal-prep system culinarily empowers customers with the option to either self-assemble a meal with pre-sliced-and-diced ingredients or to pick up an already-assembled meal prepared to individual specifications. Reserve a coveted spot on Servings’ calendar for either option before choosing from a toothsome menu of monthly rotating dishes such as June’s herb-stuffed burgers or spinach- and artichoke-stuffed shells in a variety of serving sizes and quantities (any six meals of 2–3 servings each for $95, 12 meals for $170). Last-minute dining decisions are further simplified with Servings’ quick-meal options. Call Servings by noon on any business day to reserve a Grab ‘n Go fresh customizable meal from available monthly selections that can be picked up any time after 3 p.m. on the same day. Alternately, Take ‘n Bake selections ($18.95/meal for 2–3 servings, $31.95/meal for 4–6 servings, valid for both options) are preassembled by Servings’ meal savants and can easily be selected on the go without an appointment or trades involving first-borns. Diners may call ahead to inquire about currently available Take ‘n Bake selections. Meals can be enhanced with desserts ($8 each) or side dishes ($5 each) intended to further impress family, guests, and guests’ families who were not strictly asked to dinner.
Options are available for larger gatherings (any six meals of 4–6 servings each for $168, 12 meals for $298).
Should customers choose to have meals custom preassembled rather than self-compiling, a $15 charge is added for any package of six meals, and a $30 charge is added for any package of 12 meals.
The founders of Servings understand the stress of whipping up a healthy meal for the whole family—because they experience it themselves. Employees at the family-owned business lift the burden of dinnertime from parents' shoulders, so they don't have to resort to fast food or sending someone out to hunt and gather. Their quality ingredients, such as Alberta beef, often hail from local sources and make up fresh, flavourful meals that rotate according to a monthly menu. They focus on compiling nutritious components, including ingredients low in fat and sodium, as well as lean cuts of meat and vegetarian options.
Customers collect their feasts in one of three ways. They can book a session and pop in to the store to create their own freezer-ready meals 6 or 12 at a time, which serve either 2–3 or 4–6 people. Staffers tackle all of the shopping and prep ahead of time, only leaving assembly and artistic flourishes up to visitors. An alternative to assembly is ordering ahead and allowing employees to craft meals for a designated pickup time. Thirdly, diners can survey a Grab 'N Go fridge of to-go meals and snatch their favourite.