Many of you may recall my recommending a service called GF Meals by Your Dinner Secret. This is a company that prepares and ships "ready -to-cook" gluten-free (and in many cases, casein-free) meals directly to your door on dry ice. They offer a nice range of entrees, side dishes, and baked goods -- and even offer many value-priced packages that let you sample many of their selections. They're based in Southern California, and for those of you lucky enough to live there, they have special designated days when you can pick up orders. For the rest of us, they ship the food on dry ice to your home or place of work. Best of all, because of the economic situation that continues to put a strain on people's budgets, GF Meals is offering to limit their shipping charges to just $19.99 through the end of 2010. That means you can purchase as much of their easy-to-make food as you like, and you'll pay only $19.99 flat-rate ground shipping per order (within the lower 48 states).
Our family has ordered food from GF Meals both to prepare at home -- and to have on vacations where we've had a condo with a full kitchen (we just arranged for the food to arrive on the first day of our stay). This helped us save money and avoid having to eat out every night (which can sometimes be difficult anyway, depending on the availability of restaurants that can safely prepare a gluten-free meal). Some of our family's favorite entrees from GF Meals include Autumn Chicken, Meatballs, Breaded Pork Cutlets, Chicken Tenders, and Asian-style Orange Chicken. They also just introduced their new gluten-free Turkey Meatballs prepared with organic caramelized diced onion, garlic, and a hint of cinnamon. Most of these dishes require little more than baking them in the oven...nothing could be easier! So stock up now to have some quick, healthy, and tasty gluten-free options on those nights when you're just too busy to make a meal "from scratch." GF Meals is "from scratch" cooking...just prepared by someone else!