This is a great story from one of our wonderful customers. Based on a challenge from her husband to save money, she sets out to prove to him the value beyond just the cost savings. Thank you to Ginny for sharing her story!
My husband has recently retired, and of course we have taken quite a hit in the stock market lately and all I seem to hear from him is budget, budget, budget. He “ANNOUNCES” that he thinks I can do Dream Dinners cheaper by doing it myself. I decided to find out. I found an online site that for a subscription fee of $10 a month will send you 10 recipes a month, with a shopping list and preparation instructions to fix all at once and freeze. So we are off and running with our test. Continue reading
SOUTHERN CHICKEN AND BISCUITS
True comfort food! You’ll love our version of this American favorite. Juicy, lean pieces of chicken breast, along with fresh carrots, celery, potatoes and peas, are gently simmered in a creamy sauce with the perfect blend of herbs. Topped off in true Southern fashion with home-style buttermilk biscuits.
Crock Pot Directions:
Do not thaw biscuits . Bake them from frozen.
- Cook on low straight from the freezer, 6 – 8 hours and add 1/2 cup of chicken stock and 1/2 cup of white wine.
- Cooked the frozen biscuits in the oven 400 degrees, for 8 - 10 minutes then place them on top of the stew in your crock pot before serving.
If you already have the chicken mixture thawed, you can cook it in your crock pot on low for 4 -6 hours or high 2 – 3 hours, baking the biscuits in the oven just like above.
Crock Pot Temperatures: You should check you crock pot during cooking to verify the cooking temperatures. Low setting should cook foods in 4 hours to 160 – 180 degrees. High should cook the food to 160 – 200 in 3 hours. Not all crock pots cook at those even temperatures and knowing your crock pot temp will help you adjust your cooking times.
From Stacey Seybold Hiller, M.S.,CCC-SLP, Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist and Owner, Dream Dinners of Indianapolis, IN
If your family is like ours, you may work hard to create a family dinner time routine, or other family activity (“forced family fun” as our oldest calls it), and then realize that you are not sure what to talk about. There are many resources in print and on the internet that have conversation starters for families.
Here are few:
- What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
- What cartoon character would you most like to be? Why?
- What is the hardest/best thing about being ___ years old?
- Describe your all-time best day ever. Continue reading
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Ever thought about taking your Dream Dinners on your next vacation, family reunion or camping? Many of our guests love the convenience and money savings taking dinner to go.
Camping: Use them frozen in addition to your ice in the cooler and as they thaw, dinner is ready to cook. Easy, less mess, all ready assembled means more time for smore’s and less time washing.
Family reunion: Many of our dinners double as appetizers. When we have family reunions, each family gets one night to be in charge of dinner. With Dream Dinners, we spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family. Plus, it’s far less work when cooking for a crowd having assembled meals ready to go!
Vacations: Spending time at the lake, cabin, condo or even the beach can be more fun and relaxing when deciding what to eat isn’t a problem. Continue reading
The Federal government’s MyPlate icon was created to help everyday consumers think about eating healthier at dinner time. This icon provides a visual representation of what your dinner plate should look like in the way of protein, vegetables, dairy, fruits and grains.
“This is a quick, simple reminder for all of us to be more mindful of the foods that we’re eating and as a mom, Continue reading
Spring is in the air!
Flowers are blooming, sun is shining, Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day are just around the corner. Once again, April is full of delicious dinners that also make for an elegant brunch like Continue reading
Our Florentine Stuffed Beef Roast makes an elegant dinner for your next special occasion. Mushrooms, onions, goat cheese, spinach and herbs are blended together and get stuffed in a 2lb marinated roast.
Butterflying is a technique for splitting food horizontally without cutting all the way through; when opened up, the food resembles a butterfly shape. Continue reading
Dream Dinners Meal Assembly Store Opens Feb. 10 in Chicago
This New Year, many Chicago families no doubt resolved to eat better, spend more time together, save money AND get organized. One local entrepreneurial couple aims to help Chicago residents reach every single one of these goals with the opening of Dream Dinners on Feb. 10, located between Wicker Park, West Town and the Ukranian Village. This is the place where guests can assemble home-cooked, fix-and-freeze meals that take the hassle out of dinner time and put the focus back on family. Continue reading
The Dream Dinners team is in North Richland Hills today setting up the store for tomorrows first Dream Dinners Supper Bowl. A kitchen battle between NFL AFC Wives and NFC Wives competing in a meal assembly contest for charity.
Surprised to find snow in Texas we took a few photos at this surprising weather event.