Meal Planning Made Easy

This post about meal planning made easy, is sponsored by Dream Dinners Richmond, VA. All the opinions expressed are 100% my own. I have seen these meal assembling places come and go in our area and really never bothered to go. Why should I, I love to cook, I am a food blogger isn’t cooking from scratch my duty. Well I recently visited DreamDinners a national chain and found a lot of value in their concept. You pick from their monthly offerings and then go one day and prepare enough meals for the month that you store in your freezer, thaw when ready and can get dinner ready in about 30 minutes. The place was packed with repeat customers I had to see what this was all about.

 

The store is set up in stations and each station contains a recipe and the ingredients and steps to complete. Best part, you spill no biggie they clean up.

No wasted ingredients in your fridge or panty waiting for you to come up with another recipe to use it up. The no waste is a no brainer.

How many times have you purchased green onions to use 2 in a recipe and then a week later find the rest wilted in your produce bin?

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The concept is perfect for the busy parent who just needs to remember to thaw the ingredients and not go shopping that day.

The empty nester who doesn’t like to cook, now has portioned controlled meals in their freezer. 

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Headed to a vacation home?  Bring home cooked meals without any of the fuss. You can prepare you dishes at DreamDinners, freeze them and transport                                              them to your vacation knowing you won’t be doing too much to prepare dinners. 

I made the Chicken Parmasen sliders for the family one evening I was headed out for a meeting. Could not be easier and the kids were fed without stress on me or their dad.

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Some of the products you will add to you recipe kits are pre made, so be sure and ask about allergies etc before ordering.

While I will not be a regular there, mainly due to my job, I definitely see the benefits of this type of storefront.

There were even people there splitting a months worth of meals since they like to cook some nights too.

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So eliminate dinnertime stress and enjoy a meal “semi-homemade” by you. You get the credit for a homemade meal without any of the stress. Meal planning could not be easier especially when someone else is creating your menu. 

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You can also pick up a few sides or desserts to keep on hand as well. 

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When would you use DreamDinners ?

3 Comments

  1. I love Dream Dinners. After I had my fourth child, several friends chipped in and got me a month’s worth of meals from Dream Dinners. It was so nice to have my meal planning and a lot of the prep work done during that first month when I was sleep deprived and adjusting the family to a new addition.

  2. I think this is a great concept! I do agree that it would cut down on waste, and would be a huge convenience for working moms (like myself!). I will have to check and see if there is one near me 🙂

  3. This is a really great idea! I have never seen one of these, but I would like to find out if there is one in my neighborhood. There are days when a quick meal like this is great. It is nice to know you can pick items your family really likes and there is no waste.

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