Clean As You Go: Managing the Meal-Prep Mess

InTheKitchen_3The homey goodness of family life is most often nurtured in the kitchen. Here, we gather to savor delicious meals together and enjoy relationships that matter most important to us. Unfortunately, because the kitchen is Grand Central Station to both food and family, it’s one of the hardest areas to keep clean.

A chronically messy kitchen doesn’t promote peace and calm, and trying to cook among a clutter of dirty dishes is downright overwhelming – especially during the holidays. That’s when baking special cookies, preparing more elaborate meals and taking on other traditions can seriously undermine the cleanest of kitchens.


Working Moms and Nutrition

Family Wellness | December 7, 2009 | By

Recently, a study by researchers at Cornell University looked at the eating habits of working parents. They concluded working folks are busy – really busy! No surprise there, right? But they also learned one’s work hours and responsibilities can negatively impact nutrition, and in a big way.

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Dream Dinners Stores Featured in Their Local News

Our North Richland Hills, Texas store, owned by Cindy Dunklin and Staci Harris were featured on the Dallas/Fort Worth local news channel, CBS 11. The story includes customer interviews and video taken in the store. Cindy and Staci say the experience was a lot of fun and they were glad to participate. Click on the link below to see the full story on the CBS 11 web site. Don’t miss the video!


Boston Globe Tells Story About ‘Hassle-Free’ Meals

According to this Boston Globe article busy families are shopping differently at the grocery store, purchasing more pre-prepped items in order to get delicious and healthy dinners on the table. This includes taking advantage of services like Dream Dinners for the convenience and quality, as well as saving time and money on their food bills.


Dream Dinners Featured in CBS Evening News “Bright Spot” Segment

Family Dinner, Our Company | September 14, 2009 | By

Dream Dinners Meal Assembly

On Sept 13, Dream Dinners was featured as the “Bright Spot” segment on “The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric”, hosted by Russ Mitchell.   The “Bright Spot” segment was created by the producers at CBS Evening News as a way to show their viewers that everything isn’t so glum in a dark economy.  We love good news, especially when it includes dinner with the family, and couldn’t be happier about being chosen for the “Bright Spot” segment.


Understanding and Reducing Stress for Today’s Moms

Family Wellness | September 9, 2009 | By

Today’s moms must juggle a large number of priorities ranging from work, to kids, to preparing dinners. When the number of priorities are overwhelming, it can lead to unhealthy levels of stress. The following article from Life123 explains how stress works and how we can protect against it.