If you follow me on instagram, then you might have noticed me sharing some photos from our fun #DreamDinnersScottsdale last week! We were helping my long-time friends celebrate the opening of their new Dream Dinners Scottsdale store here in Arizona (Dream Dinners is a nationwide chain though, so even if you’re not in Arizona, keep reading! ). With Baby Brother in the hospital, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to attend. But, I ended up being able to go for a bit and it was such a blessing! How nice to have meals ready for when we got home from the hospital!!Are you familiar with Dream Dinners? Named “the grandmother” of fix-and-freeze businesses by TIME magazine, Dream Dinners is recognized as the originator of innovative and convenient dinner assembly stores. Simply put, it’s a meal assembly store that takes all the hard work out of making healthy dinners for your family. And, I really do mean that it takes ALL the hard work out of cooking dinner for your family! Basically, Dream Dinners eliminates menu-planning, shopping, prep-work, & clean up — some say that’s a savings of 15+ hours per week! And, all you have to do is show up and follow simple instructions! Sounds like a dream, right?! As you can see in the above photo, there are various food stations around the store. You select your meals from the monthly menu before you arrive and then rotate through those meal stations. The ingredients are all there and prepped for you! All you have to do is put together your meal according to the station’s directions! Look at all of those fresh ingredients! So nice! This is restaurant quality food, y’all… but without all the salt or having to deal with packing up the family to go to a restaurant (and less expensive!). Just show up, prep your meals, and take them home to cook whenever you’d like them. So easy! In less than an hour I prepped 6 yummy meals like chicken parmesan with garlic bread, old fashioned meat loaf with twice baked potatoes, firehouse three cheese pasta with meatballs, chicken yakitori with jasmine rice, chicken & potato soup with breadsticks, and New Orleans jambalaya! Amazing, right?! I love cooking, but I can tell you that most of our week night meals here at home are not anywhere near that fancy! We’ve already had the soup and the chicken parmesan and everyone (even all 3 boys) loved them! It was SO nice to have homemade meals ready to go in the freezer when we got home from the hospital! Doesn’t it sound awesome?! It totally is! If you’re local to Arizona, you are lucky because we have 4 stores here! My long-time friends own all the ones in the Phoenix area (in Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix). So, be sure to follow them on Facebook! Plus, there is a store in Tucson too! So grab some friends and plan a time to go! In fact, there is a great Introductory Offer right now where you can 18 meal servings for your family to sample for just $74.95!
But, even better… Dream Dinners is giving one lucky reader a chance to try it for FREE with a $200 gift card good at any Dream Dinners location nationwide!!
Dream Dinners Giveaway!
Since Dream Dinners is nationwide, be sure check out the Store Locator to see if there’s one near you (or near a friend or family member who you’d like to win the gift card for — this would make a GREAT gift for an expectant mom)! If there is a location that works for you, then you do NOT want to miss this giveaway! We’ve partnered with Dream Dinners and some blogging friends to bring you the $200 Dream Dinners Gift Card! So, hurry and enter to win that lovely gift card via the Rafflecopter form below! Giveaway ends on 9/20 (open to US Residents only).
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: As part of the blogger event, I received the meals listed above for the purposes of review. As always, all opinions and experiences are entirely my own.