November 2 will be our seventh anniversary as Dream Dinners customers. The unique part is we are a father and daughter team. Until I retired from teaching, my father who was 87 at the time tried to have dinner started before I got home. We were getting pretty tired of our small repertoire of entrees—meat loaf, spaghetti, stroganoff, Mexican chicken, and stuffed peppers. My father has macular degeneration, and it was becoming very difficult for him to read recipes.
I had heard about Dream Dinners in the newspaper and on TV, but only discovered that there was one close to us in Parker, Colorado in 2005. After our first visit, we were hooked. We have only missed two months—April 2006 and July 2007 since then. We made up for it by even going twice a month a couple of times. In July of 2008, we took Pulled BBQ Pork in a cooler packed in dry ice on the plane. My father celebrated his 90th birthday in Columbia Falls,Montana and we brought enough Pulled Pork to feed 50 people. What a hit that was!
My father often remarks that he has not had a Dream Dinners meal that he didn’t like. He was getting a little too thin before Dream Dinners. At his age,
Football season is in full swing and that means Sunday get togethers or a relaxing afternoon on the couch watching the game. What could be easier than turning on the oven and baking a warm, delicious sandwich while watching the game?
From Jill of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Sent to our Bradford Village store in Harrisburg, PA—April 25, 2008
“As a new mom, one of the biggest adjustments is finding that I have more to do, but less time in which to do it. The baby only sleeps for 45 minutes to an hour at a time, so that does not give me enough time to clean the house, do the laundry, go to the grocery store, not to mention prep and make dinner. I love that, with Dream Dinners, all the prep work is done ahead of time. I’m sure that most people dread the thought of preparing a meal. However with Dream Dinners it is really something to look forward to.”
“I think everyone gets stuck in a rut with the same recipes.
The lovely ladies of Sassy Scoops, a website that blogs about Utah’s “tempting treats and fabulous finds,” recently checked out Orem Dream Dinners. We’re happy (but not surprised!) to report that their experience was fabulous.
The 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.
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!
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.
The show Maddens Mommy Minute on KHOP @ 95-1 in Modesto, California did a great segment on Dream Dinners! Madden & Carla (our Modesto, CA Dream Dinners Owner) go on to explain the Dream Dinners experience, the assembly process, why it is so important to have dinner with the family and why Maddens family loves it.
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.