What have you heard about meal subscription services? I have heard good, I have heard bad and I have heard that some just think it is the worst concept to be invented. After trying the service I am about to discuss I have formed a solid opinion as to which side of the plate I am on.
Food subscription services need to cover the three basics Golden standards of meal delivery in order to get my vote. Are you ready to learn the 3 golden standards to seek for meal delivery service? Lavishly live food subscription service out loud and let’s see if there is a luxury to putting dinner at your doorstep rather than setting foot in the grocery store.
The Meal Delivery Service
You know if I wanted groceries delivered in a box, I would order groceries in a box. There’s nothing worse than working day long, and thinking that the service you ordered your dinner from is going to make things easy. I am about pre-portioned packs, already measured ingredients, and meals with easy-follow step by step ingredients that just send your stomach begging for more! What I know about meal delivery services is that most just send food that you have to clean, cut, prepare and measure to just get the meal you originally saw on their site.
Too many meal choices is another pet peeve, I mean, let’s face facts when you order your dinner you are probably hungry and everything on the screen looks good. You voraciously order only to find out that the food delivered needs prepared, and all the ingredients for the week of food you are ordered are in that box. All I can say is ‘OMG’! Now you will love my find, I just know it!
I have heard so much about meal subscription services that when offered the opportunity to host a sponsored collaboration with Association of Food Bloggers and Dinner Thyme I just had to get my forks and knives shined up and go all in. I have 9 choices weekly to choose from and then order, and everything comes in recipe packs (pre-packed sealed bags with proper cleaned and ready food portions to add into the recipe provided and meal chosen)
I am going to cut right to it, keeping it short and sweet so that YOU too can head on over and get in on this great find. I love the name, I love the concept and the food was fresh and tasty!
3 Golden Standards To Seek for Meal Delivery Service
#1 Quick and Easy
Shrimp Scampi with Pan Garlic Bread, I am totally craving this through the image.
Meal choices need to be quick, easy and not overwhelming. The other side of this is that meal prep must be 15 minutes or less, and all ingredients need to come in packets that allow me to create just that meal. The meals need to be perfected and allow any level of cook from novice to pro prepare a meal and have it taste the same across the board. The food should come labeled so I know which recipe it belongs to and it should be washed and ready to use!
#2 Like No Other
Your meal needs to be well-balanced, prep is done, bagged and set to go in each recipe. Your job is easy, it is literally setting out a pan or two, reading the directions and preparing it in the pan. Dinner Thyme is a personal chef in your kitchen (that’s you) with ingredients in small freshly premade packages (once you order) to help you have complete success in the kitchen.
#3 Singles Welcome
Drool at this magnificent homemade Chicken Farfalle with a Garlic Cream Sauce. 15 minutes to perfection.
In the recipe you will find: Brussel sprouts, red peppers, garlic, pasta and chicken. Total Yum.
Are you single? Do you just want one serving because you get sick of eating the same thing over and over again? Perhaps your partner travels a lot so you really have no use for more a serving? You have hit the jackpot because Dinner Thyme offers single portions as well as portions for from 1-4.
Do not worry about your delivery because the package comes well packed and well iced in fact, my package had 4 meals, and it was well insulated and had ice packs. The food will stay well-kept until late after the delivery.
I cooked each of these meals in 15 minutes without any effort, honestly. I had the kids running in and out of the house with their friends, my phone ringing and working in between and total success in both preparation and flavor. I managed to prepare Fish tacos with roasted corn and a Chipotle Cream sauce (not photo’d because my oldest son saw a plate and ATE it, that should help you understanding how FRESH). A Salmon Burger with Warm Potato salad, Shrimp Scampi with Pan Garlic bread, all fast and easily.
The Fork and Spoon Overview
In the end, I am considering this as a gift for my mother for Mother’s Day, and as a gift for myself a few times a year, because life is just too busy. The meals are simple perfection just waiting to be crafted in your kitchen. I give this all forks up!
From novice to pro, you can totally rock this meal delivery and dinner thyme has got my attention and future business. Fresh ingredients, all rinsed, portioned and packaged, so there is no guesswork or prep other than just cooking. Incredibly delicious food that is perfect for those to buy to get their grocery lists and recipes pulled together! Lavishly live dinner thyme out loud and indulge in the delivery service!