Thursday, May 01, 2008

More than a Meal—Soul Food

I think one of the best gifts I’m able to give my family is a great mealtime. Frankly, before Cooking Among Friends, things were rather haphazard. Sometimes my frantically-fixing-dinner mood got in the way of a relaxed, enjoyable bonding experience—you know, that June Cleaver kind of mealtime. Thankfully, those days are largely behind me, thanks to a freezer full of fabulous entrées. By and large, the dining room table is the place where we do most of our connecting and bonding with one another as a family.   Read More >>

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Meal Preparation Franchises?

They’re popping up all over the place! Meal preparation franchises are quite the rage these days. You may recognize names like Dream Dinners®, or Let’s Dish®. The concept isn’t unlike ours—pre-assemble and freeze entrées among a group of friends.

We’ve repeatedly been asked what we thinking of the concept. In a nutshell, we love the results. After hanging out with friends, you’re prepared in advance to launch great family and company mealtimes with minimal on-the-spot effort. If your budget covers the expense, and your food preferences are matched by the menu offerings, you’ll be blessed by the experience.

You know a “but” is coming, and we’re a little hesitant to get going there. If a meal-assembly purveyor is making your life great, celebrate! Too many voices clamor for us to do more when we’re pretty much stretched to the limit as it is. Frankly, we don’t want to sing in that choir. Be free. You’ve made a great choice to be able to consistently provide a mealtime for the ones you love.

Here’s our no-guilt-allowed input. If you’re looking for a more cost-effective way to get great results, consider forming your own freezer meal food swap cooking club. We think it offers some noteworthy advantages—lower cost, better quality, and increased flexibility.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Stirring Conversation & Imagination with KidChat

image image Jazz up meal-time conversation with imaginative questions from KidChat! Order copies for gift-giving or your own home.


Friday, March 24, 2006

Cooking Clubs Reaching Out

Darby recently emailed us about a concept we call Culinary TLC (see Beyond Entrées in Cooking Among Friends). Here’s the scoop in her words.   Read More >>

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Debt-Proof Living® & Cooking Among Friends®

The current issue of Mary Hunt’s Cheapskate Monthly newsletter features an article about the cost-saving advantage of Cooking Among Friends®. Debt-Proof Living® is dedicated to helping those who are struggling to live within their means find practical and realistic solutions for their financial problems.   Read More >>


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