While I may be a grown-up AND a mom…one of the things I have no desire or passion for is cooking. I mean if it were up to me we would probably eat cereal or mac-n-cheese all the time, but this thing called being an adult *shudder* means that I have to make sure and feed my family healthy meals. -_-
Last month I started a new job as a crisis counselor (more on that to come later) and the thought of meal planning makes me want to run away from home even more. Each week I tell myself I’m going to look on Pinterest and start planning meals like all of those other perfect moms out there. And each week I fail miserably and we eat out entirely too much or spend hours each week asking “What do you want to eat?” Yeah, that question is starting to get pretty old around these parts!
Dream Dinners, a national meal-assembly company known for bringing families together around the dinner table, announces the launch of Dream Dinners & ShareCrate. This care package allows customers to ship easy, homemade and affordable frozen meals to friends and family members experiencing a life moment like the birth of a new baby, the death of a loved one, moving across the country or even starting a new job!
Earlier this spring Dream Dinners/ShareCrate invited me and a bunch of other lovely bloggers to a tasting of some of their most requested meals. We were treated to great food, conversation and drinks.
Dream Dinners ShareCrate is like the meal planning gawds from above flew down and decided to make our lives easier. The meals are prepared fresh, frozen and shipped to your home. No shopping, dragging the family to the store kicking and screaming (me included) and no drama! Now there are a few things I like to prepare like quiche…and well, er uh….heck I guess that’s it!
With your package you get a paper card for each meal you prepare with complete, fool proof cooking instructions. It’s also an amazing way to get the kids more involved with dinner prep too! My teenager has actually turned into quite the little “wanna be chef” so it’s nice when she can help out.
Dream Dinners ShareCrate includes three easy-to- prepare meals. Each meal in the medium option ($89, plus shipping) feeds 2-3 people and meals in the large option ($139, plus shipping) feed 5-6 people. Both ShareCrate options include the following meals: Creamy Chicken Florentine Tortellini , Sesame Glazed Meatballs served with Jasmine Rice and Chicken with Honey, Garlic, and Orange served with Oven Roasted Broccoli. The best part is that everything comes in this cute box that looks just like a wooden crate and inside is a Styrofoam cooler with all of the goodies being kept frozen with dry ice. There is even a cute “thermometer” to ensure that items have been kept at the proper temperature so that everything is safe to eat. Here’s an unboxing of what we got: