There has been something I have been wanting to try, but just never wanted to spend the money on. My husband and I never really do much for each other's birthday or our anniversary (as in expensive monetary type gifts), but this year, there were several things Jason truly needed, so I actually spent a little money on his b-day this time around. He, in turn, spent a little money for my birthday on something I have been wanting to try for years.
It is called The Main Dish.
Basically, you make a reservation on-line, pick out the meals you would like to eat, then show up at their studio kitchen on the date/time of your reservation. They do all the prep work ahead of time and you just show up (I took along my husband and kids), put all the meals together, then take them home to freeze to be eaten at a later date. How easy is that?!?
It was so much fun!!!
The kids had a blast helping out... and in a matter of 30 minutes or so, we had put together 6 dinners.
|A had fun getting her hands messy.|
|J?....no so much ;)|
I just love how animated A's facial expressions are. She is such a drama queen!
Big J had decided early on he would be the photographer and master cling wrapper of all things that went in the ice chest...hence the reason he did not want to be in the pictures...lol!
This ended up being the perfect gift!!! We will be going out of town for a mission trip and you know how chaotic getting back home and back in the swing of things can be...and coupled with school starting the following week...simply grabbing a nutritious home-made meal out of the freezer sounds like the perfect things to do :)
The down-side is...this is not something we can afford to do on a regular basis. To be quite honest, this may have only been a one-time kinda thing. I am big on sales and coupons, and had I done all this myself, it would have most likely cost me about half of what I paid. In the end, you are paying for more than the food itself... you are also paying for the experience, the convenience, the time, the preparation, and the clean-up... and for the crazy next couple of weeks we have coming up...it will be nice to have something easy for a change :)