A couple of months back, I was invited to learn about Dream Dinners, a national meal-assembly company inspired by the belief that families should eat wholesome meals around the dinner table together. Since I share the same desire, I knew I had to go find out more information! I was excited to learn about the money and time-saving opportunities, not to mention the delicious seasonal meal options. There is so much that goes into meal-time prep- from planning what to serve, buying groceries, and allowing plenty of time to prepare the meal and gather everyone around the table. Dream Dinners strives to make this process simplified so you have more time with the people you love the most. To extend the idea further, the ShareCrate package was created to send meals to families experiencing life-changing events, be it celebrating new beginnings or offering support during hard times.
With the popularity of other delivery services, a ShareCrate package is the perfect way to show friends and family far away that you care. I recently received my very own ShareCrate to blog about my experience. Today, I will be sharing my wonderful experience. At the end of the post, you too will have a chance to receive your very own ShareCrate! Simply leave me a comment on what you love the most about the ShareCrate concept to enter the contest. Next Thursday I will use random.org to announce a winner.
When you place an order, the package will look similar to this adorable cardboard box. Just seeing the packaging brought a huge smile to my face.
Once you open the package, you will see a carefully packed Styrofoam cooler with dry ice.
How cool! Ahhhh no pun intended. But REALLY! Wholesome meals. Delivered. Easy to prepare. So you can spend more time with the people you love. My heart was rejoicing!
Each ShareCrate comes with three frozen easy-to-prepare meals, most of which can be made in 30 minutes or less. Additionally, you recieve the cooking instructions and nutritional information for each meal.
Each package comes with one meal that goes from freezer-to-oven, Creamy Chicken Florentine Tortellini. That meal takes 1.5 hours to cook in the oven, but there is no preparation needed. You simply follow the cooking instructions and you have an incredible Italian dish ready for the entire family to enjoy. The cooking instructions are easy to follow you don’t to be a kitchen aficionado to prepare high quality meals for your family. The other two meal offerings, Sesame Glazed Meatballs with Jasmine Rice and Chicken with Honey, Garlic, and Orange and Roasted Broccoli can be placed in the refrigerator to thaw the morning of the day you want to serve them. Each meal comes complete with all of the ingredients and seasonings needed to prepare the meals, except for olive oil needed for cooking. There are two different size offerings: the medium option feeds 2-3 people per meal and the large option feeds 5-6 people. Regardless of the size you decide to order, the meal offerings won’t change.
Although all three meals were delicious, my favorite meal was the Chicken with Honey, Garlic, and Orange and Roasted Broccoli. The sauce was sweet but not overpowering of the chicken and broccoli. It was a healthy meal that felt like a splurge because I had prepared restaurant-quality food in the comfort and convenience of my home.
The cost for a medium ShareCrate is $89, plus shipping. The cost of a large ShareCrate is $139, plus shipping. When shipped, the family doesn’t have to be home. All packages contain enough dry ice to ensure the meals stay sufficiently frozen from shipping until 8pm the day of delivery. ShareCrate is currently available for delivery to Alabama*, Arkansas*, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia*, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa*, Kansas*, Kentucky, Maine*, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi*, Missouri, Nebraska*, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota*, Ohio, Oklahoma*, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina*, South Dakota*, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Additional delivery areas will be added in the coming months. (*limited delivery area) In addition, for every ShareCrate sold, a meal will be donated to a child in need through the non-profit organization Living the Dream.
What do you love about the ShareCrate concept?
**Disclaimer: I was not paid, but received the package to review. These thoughts and opinions were strictly my own.