Today’s Fab Fave is Dream Dinners! My friend Emily M. recently shared some of her Dream Dinners meals with me, so I joined in with her to put them together on a Saturday morning at the Poway location here in San Diego. We had a blast! My sister-in-law Jess and friend Isa have SWORN by Dream Dinners for a long time…they love the food and the price, so I’m glad I finally got in there to try it out!
If you’ve never heard of Dream Dinners, here’s how it works: Each month there is a list of meals to choose from. You go to their website, select your location, then select your meals, in 3- or 6-servings amounts. You must order a minimum of 36 servings, any combo of 3- & 6-servings welcome. If you order 72 servings, you qualify for a Volume Reward, which definitely cuts costs. A great way to do it is to sign up with a friend to get your Volume Reward and split your order…which is what Emily & I did.
Back to our Dream Dinners visit…Emily & I arrived and all of our labels were ready to go. Each meal has a station where you put the ingredients together in Ziploc bags. Most meals fit neatly into a 1-gallon Ziploc bag, so they don’t take up much space at all!
Reasons we loved going to Dream Dinners:
- As we were putting our meals together, they brought out some peach cobbler for us to enjoy. THAT never happens at home.
- Picture me trying to pour honey out of a plastic, ungreased measuring cup. Suddenly a young man pops up and says, “Would you like a spatula?” and hands one over. THAT never happens at home.
- Best part of all…when you’re done putting your meal together, they clean up after you! That DEFINITELY doesn’t happen at home!!
Emily and I were laughing the whole time because it was just so great – we felt very pampered and everything was efficient and clean. Everyone who worked there was ubelievably friendly and they even carried our food out to the car for us!
“But is the food good?” Yes it is! Everything we tried was super yummy. Pictured at the top of my post is the Bombay Chicken with Coconut Rice (from June’s menu). It was seriously good. It was also our last Dream Dinners meal we had in the freezer…so sad. I kept forgetting to take pictures of our DD meals and almost forgot this one as well – thanks to Nate for remembering so you can see how delectable it looks! They are easy to put together as well!
“But is it affordable?” I went through and averaged this month’s meal costs: 6-serving meals averaged $25, 3-serving meals averaged $13 (prior to Volume Discount). Isa swears she saves money overall doing Dream Dinners. I don’t know if I would necessarily, based on what I spend on groceries, but I WILL say this…if you put any of these meals together on your own, it would definitely cost more than what you get it for at Dream Dinners. And the choices are things that I would never make at home, so it’s nice to mix it up!