We really, really, DO want to cook tasty, healthy meals, just like our moms did. Really. But where the heck did they find the time?
Well, our pie-making mothers may have been great with blueberries, but they weren’t juggling Blackberries. And ‘apples’ were for baking with—not for word processing. Home office? Hadn’t been invented yet.
Moms have a lot on their plate these days—and unfortunately we’re not talking about food. But now even the most time-crunched parent can serve wonderful meals thanks to some innovative new dinner services.
How would you like to arrive home from a busy day to find a cooler on your doorstep, full of fresh ingredients that have already been washed and prepped for supper? Then you might like Sliced Tomatoes, a local company that delivers everything you need to put together a delicious meal, complete with varied side dishes and salads. Just preorder the entrees of your choice from the menu any time up to 2 am, on the day of delivery, and enjoy the knowledge that next day’s dinner will be a snap.
How much of a snap? Well, our tester’s 13 year-old son was able to follow the instructions, and within 30 minutes was dishing up Caribbean-style free-run chicken breasts and a spinach/cranberry salad with an amazing poppy seed dressing. And the clean-up was minimal, too.
Prices run at about $9 or $10 per serving (sides included), and you can rest easy knowing that most of the ingredients are organic or naturally-raised, eco-sensitive, local when possible, and health-conscious: think whole grains and hormone-free.