8 Responses to “Pre-made dinners!”

  1. Nicole September 23, 2006 at 9:37 PM #

    That’s so cool. I keep seeing them and thinking how nice it would be, but I think I’d need a bigger freezer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jane September 23, 2006 at 11:00 PM #

    We did this for two months but I found the food to be . . . not very fresh. I hope your experience is better but our place used a lot of canned vegetables and pastas – nothing that was health conscious.

  3. Lori September 24, 2006 at 1:18 AM #

    We have one of those places by our house. I haven’t had the time to check it out yet. Plus, my kids hate sauces, so it’s just easier to cook the meat on the BBQ on a one-off basis. But I’m still dying to try it!

  4. Rosie September 24, 2006 at 10:44 AM #

    I live in a mid-size city and haven’t heard of this before. It sounds awesome though. Like Jane we eat a lot of stuff fresh, but I’d sure like to check it out for nights when you just don’t feel like cooking. Are there lots of places like this or is it a chain/franchise? Anybody have a name for me?

  5. Angie September 24, 2006 at 2:08 PM #

    Jane,

    All of the ingredients used at the place I did this were fresh, with the exception of a frozen vegetable medley for the Oriental veggies (which I have no objection to because I keep a large bag of the same in my freezer) and canned tomatos. Everything else was very fresh.

    I’m not going to comment on the health conscious thing because I don’t pay any attention to either fat or calories when I cook, lolol so I don’t look for that. And we eat a lot of pasta at my house. A lot of pasta. I will say that the menu at the place I attended offered low carb options ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Angie September 24, 2006 at 2:15 PM #

    Rosie, this isn’t the one I did, but it’s one a friend of mine in Tennessee did (the one I did is specific to my area, so I’m not going to post it). And I should say that the cost of this one I’m giving you the link to is quite a bit higher than what I paid. But it’s a starting place, to help you find something.

    http://thymefordinner.com/default.asp?contentID=1

  7. Nicole September 24, 2006 at 9:01 PM #

    Well, actually, most canned veggies can be more nutritious than fresh because they’re picked at the perfect point of freshness rather than underripe and then forced to ripen later on. Same with frozen.

    Now, more salty unless you get reduced sodium, but just as nutritious.

  8. Jane September 25, 2006 at 7:55 AM #

    Maybe the cost was part of my disappointment. It was twice as expensive as yours, Angie. Plus, I live with a food nazi who, as part of his midlife crisis, turned our house into a no white bread, no butter, no soda, no many things household. Fresh is his favorite word. In fact, he even is giving up coffee in favor of tea. Coffee is his favorite vice. I don’t know how he does it. When I’m at work I sneak a diet soda. ๐Ÿ™‚

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