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« on: February 02, 2007, 06:08:38 PM »

This may have been posted somewhere before but check out Dream Dinners.  You pick several items on their menu and you go there and they have it all out for you and you bag it into single portions and go home and put it in the freezer.  I'm going to try it, so I'll let you know how it goes.

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2007, 06:34:40 PM »

My wife heard about Dream Dinners from a coworker and decided to try it.  She loves it!  It is great for people who are busy commuting and don't really have the time to prepare a full on dinner each night.  It also makes a fun mom/daughter activity where they can go to the local location and build the meals together.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2007, 06:35:36 PM »

My son worked for a place like that for awhile only it was called Dinner Helpers. they had great food and all but I'm not sure how renal friendly it was.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2007, 06:36:37 PM »

Slightly off topic but does anyone remember Pink Dot?
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2007, 06:39:08 PM »

My son worked for a place like that for awhile only it was called Dinner Helpers. they had great food and all but I'm not sure how renal friendly it was.

They say they have dinners for diabetic and salt restricted, so I hope they can try and have something I can eat.  I mean we have to have protine and that is all this is.  The main entree.  No side dishes or deserts.
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2007, 05:46:46 PM »

I had my "Dream Dinners" appointment this morning.  It was confusing for me at first but I got the hang of it.  One of my dinners was Hawaiian Chicken.  So I put together the recipe of (I may not remember it all) black pepper, sugar, paprika, lemon juice, vinegar, pinapple, and some chopped green onion and some chopped red pepper. Also some ingredients that you would not normally have like lemon zest and orange marmalade?  I left out the salt and black beans.

Then you put that in a zip lock bag and then you have your forzen 3 chicken breasts in another freezer bag.  I have 6 meals in all (3 servings each) and they are in the freezer.  The Hawaiian chicken came with a bag of Jasmin Rice.

All the directions were there so I made the Hawaiian Chicken with Jasmin Rice.  I had some green salad and a roll already prepared.

It was a great way for a nutritious meal that you could cater to your needs.  (no salt etc.)

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2007, 01:46:36 PM »

Rerun,  i went and looked at the website and it IS very confusing.  How are the prices?  Do you have to get the amount they sell by or can you get single servings? (my hubby would never eat this kind of food)   :P

p.s.  How did it taste?  ::)
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2007, 01:53:00 PM »

Rerun,  i went and looked at the website and it IS very confusing.  How are the prices?  Do you have to get the amount they sell by or can you get single servings? (my hubby would never eat this kind of food)   :P

I don't know about Dream Dinners but the place around here called Dinner Helpers has a minimum purchase amount of $100.00 but you can freeze it and you get a lot to eat.
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2007, 04:08:56 PM »

How do you find them?  And how did it taste? Do I have to be a brilliant chef to make the dinners?
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2007, 05:28:18 PM »

I found Dream Dinners to be great when I was on dialysis.  When I was too tired, I would order on-line and friends would go and "prepare" the meals and deliver them to me. It made them feel like they were doing something.  Everything is easy to prepare, but I always forgot to thaw out in time, and some of them have to be marinated overnight. I always made them in one big meal, since my family is 7 people.  Most people divide them into 6,4,or 2 servings.   Some of the dishes sound very exotic, but even my picky eaters found them yummy!  I also like the portion sizes,  not too big-not too small.   

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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2007, 05:51:07 PM »

There was an introductory offer of $50.  I got 6 dinners of 3 serving size.  So that is 18 dinners, plus some because I can't eat all the serving size.  So, that is $2.77 a serving and normally it runs $3.33 a serving.

I waste so much food normally that this is a good deal for me.

It tastes so good.  Because you put stuff in there that you would not normally like "lemon zest"  Who the hell has fresh lemons around?

How about "Dill weed"?

I'm going to do this so I eat right.  I slept last night without getting up wanting something to eat like a bowl of cereal.
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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2007, 08:02:11 PM »

I have fresh lemons, and dill weed... and much more Im a big food network fan and love cooking stuff from there :D
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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2007, 08:12:13 PM »

I have fresh lemons, and dill weed... and much more Im a big food network fan and love cooking stuff from there :D

That is great.  I feel like I'm just learning to cook after having a 20 year career where all I did was work.
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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2007, 08:15:22 PM »

Oh yah, I feel the same. I only recently started cooking when my dad kept watching food network and I had no control of the tv so I had to watch it too...  :lol;
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2007, 08:22:33 PM »

Around here we have a similar place called Main Dish. My daughter and I went there before I left for Mayo for my transplant so my kids would have some healthy things to eat. They had a lot of Mexican and stir fry options, so the meals were a hit for my 16 and 20 year olds.
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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2007, 09:26:29 AM »

Depite my cheap sister's opinion of too expensive, I think I may give it a try.  Victor and I need some meals that are good for us especially since we are both maybe looking at surgery in the near future.  It would be nice to just take it out of the freezer and cook it up.
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2007, 06:45:06 PM »

Depite my cheap sister's opinion of too expensive, I think I may give it a try.  Victor and I need some meals that are good for us especially since we are both maybe looking at surgery in the near future.  It would be nice to just take it out of the freezer and cook it up.

Ask to see if they have an "Introductory Offer."
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2007, 03:05:43 AM »

There is one here called lite and easy and a few others. I looked into pricing and the cheapest was $70 per person per week. They can have it!
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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2008, 04:11:37 PM »

when I first read the title for this thread I thought it was about the dream dinner you would eat if you could
no binders, no salt worries-----just order and eat
my order:Louisiana Seafood Gumbo ( with okra)  - big bowl
hush puppies/ hot sauce -- the green tomato kind
crab claws with red sauce
a gallon of unsweetened ice tea - extra cold
12 ounces of very chilly beer ---- any kind, I don't know the difference ---oh, hell, go ahead make it 16 ounces
fresh strawberries and fresh peaches  for dessert (very cold)

then a small rootbeer float from Sonic on the way home

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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2008, 09:58:38 AM »

They have something here called A Dinner A'Fare or something like that, which is similar to what Rerun went to. I've been curious about it, since I commute 45-60 minutes each way everyday. Rerun, have you been back?
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