Well, I did try the Dream Dinners demo and it was cool, but I thought it was probably a bit too pricey for me. Especially since I do know how to cook and I don't mind doing it. I do like the idea of the freezing ahead, so I was thrilled to receive an email from Leanne at Saving Dinner saying that they have developed a menu that is an alternative to Dream Dinners.
Basically, it's the same idea as Dream Dinners, you assemble and freeze your meals ahead of time. The difference is that you do the prepping and clean-up and use Leanne's recipes. It's only $8.95 and for that, you get the menus and recipes for 22 meals that I would then freeze. According to the info. on this, it should use common, fresh ingredients. I don't need 22 frozen dinners, so I might be tempted to try it if I could split it with 1-2 other people!
I have used Saving Dinner in the past. The regular "Menu-Mailer" program that she promotes on her website is great. The concept is that every week, she emails you a list of 6 meals including the recipes and the corresponding grocery list to go with it. All her meals are nutritious (she's a dietician/nutritionist) and easy to prepare (most in about 30 minutes). It's fairly inexpensive and for like $0.07 a day you don't even have to think about what you're eating for dinner or what you need to buy. You just go to the store once a week and buy the ingredients.
The great thing about the menu-mailers is that she has custom menus, like frugal, low-carb, vegetarian, crock-pot, southern hemisphere and maybe even a kosher menu.
Anyway, I might give it a try! It sounds worth looking into!
Update: We're finally tried it on Sunday, October 15, 2006!