Monday, September 26, 2005

Super Suppers and Dream Dinners: A Comparison

A few weeks ago I discovered Super Suppers. I got six meals and halved them as I made them, and we had about two weeks worth of meals.

Then I learned we also have a Dream Dinners in the vicinity. Several days ago, I went there.

Here's my opinion:

Super Suppers makes larger portions. I can easily feed my family of three on half a Supper Suppers meal, but the Dream Dinners meals are a little smaller and don't always fill us up.

The Dream Dinners meals are a little nicer but require more work to get them on the table.

Dream Dinners is very slightly more expensive, but not enough to cause me to choose Super Suppers over them.

In general, I think these kinds of convenience cooking places are a great idea. I think the prices are very reasonable given that you'd have to go out and buy a bunch of groceries if you weren't getting the meals. And it's quite a nice evening out.

What I think I will do is go back and forth between the two places for variety. They're both very good.


Blogger CDR said...

What an interesting idea! There are no Super Suppers in CA. Hmmm. Might be a good franchise to get into. :-)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Blogger Rebecca said...

Cooking Accomplished! has been a great find for myself and several of my friends. The concept is simple; you go online, pick the entrees you want and the date you want to assemble them. The difference between Cooking Accomplished! and several other businesses like this in Portland, is quality! The owner is a trained chef. They have a commercial kitchen where all the ingredients are prepped by Shelley and her staff. Many of my friends, prior to joining me for meal assembly sessions at Cooking Accomplished!, admitted to serving and eating frozen or pre-cooked meals several times a week and to dining out two or three times a week. We decided since we are worried about nutritional value and using quality local ingredients we would research meal assembly as a solution to reducing time spent shopping and preparing dinners with the goal of eating healthier. The only assemble-your-own meal company that we found in Portland, that had great selections, high quality local ingredients and prepped all their food in-house is CookingAccomplished! in Lake Oswego. Since I started preparing meals at CookingAccomplished! I've also signed up for a couple of great cooking classes. My son attended a kids class as well and he can't wait until the next one. Shelley has done a fantastic job of creating a quality experience!

3:27 PM  

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