Freezer Meals vs. a Meal Service, like Let’s Dish!

September 7, 2012

Considering that I just went back to work two weeks ago, I am finding it hard to put a decent meal on the table in the evenings, or even just to prepare a meal at ALL!

Green beans and potatoes

I’ve turned to my experiences with Let’s Dish! in the last few months, and started researching freezer meals.

I prepared a menu, and then headed to the grocery store with a list.  I spent ALL day preparing, and doing dishes, after dishes, after dishes… ugh.. (can you tell I just *love* dishes, too?).

grocery list

All in all, I spent about $150 on new groceries (plus the groceries I already owned), and about 8 hours of good, hard labor in the kitchen.

I had a weeks worth of decent meals – but… did I want to do it again?  NO!

In fact, The day after I prepared all these meals, we went to Wendy’s to get dinner, because the last thing I wanted to do was cook, or be in the general vicinity of the kitchen.


When I go to Let’s Dish!, I am NOT sick of cooking, I’m not tired, exhausted, or any of the above.  And most of all?  I *Crave* those meals that I’ve just prepared, and can hardly wait for the next day to eat them.making food at Let's Dish

So, what’s the difference?


  • Let’s dish is only about $3/serving when you purchase 12 meals
  • It only takes 1-2 hours to make 4-12 meals
  • I didn’t have to do dishes
  • I didn’t have to pre-clean my kitchen, or post-clean.
  • I didn’t have to plan meals, or organize a grocery list, or check it against the sales at each store.
  • I didn’t have to drive to the grocery store, and compare labels, and think about what to pair with the meals.
  • My meals tasted WAY better, because of their high-quality ingredients.
  • Oh yeah, and my family loved them.

dinner on a grill

So.  What’s the Verdict?

My husband totally is on board with us using Let’s Dish! on a Regular basis for our meals, and my kids are happy that I’m less stressed.

To find a Let’s Dish! near you, or see if they deliver to your area – check this map.  You won’t regret it.

let's dish storefront

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  1. Please Let’s Dish, OHIO NEEDS YOU! I would be your best customer! Amy keeps teasing me with these meals and I’m so sad that Let’s Dish isn’t anywhere near Columbus.

  2. Sandy VanHoey says:

    What a great service for many moms out there who work and just don’t have the time to be in the kitchen preparing all these great meals.

  3. What a great service for busy moms

  4. Jennifer Marie says:

    Being less stressed is a good thing! Thanks for the review!

  5. You’ve planted a seed! This sounds like something I’d enjoy doing 🙂

  6. They need to come to NY!!!!

  7. I have never heard of Let’s Dish! It sounds very interesting!!!


  8. Kudos for the entrepreneurial spirit! What a great idea! (By the time I’m finished cooking something I am not in the mood to eat it – lol)

  9. I’ve never heard of Let’s Dish. It sound like an interesting concept to me, especially if the food is good.


    Let’s Dish sounds awesome! It is great that you can stress less and spend time with your family and enjoy your dinner together in the evenings! 🙂

  11. Wendi Scharrer says:

    Great idea. This is awesome for new parents or busy families. To bad we do not have one close to us. 🙁

  12. I’ve been wondering about this place! I also think that it could be a fun social event. You could make this an afternoon date with all your girlfriends.

  13. Michelle S says:

    This sounds like something I would totally be interested in doing! Sounds like a good time.

  14. I’ve been back to work for 6 months and don’t think I’ve been able to put a normal meal on the table since =( Thanks for the post! Idea!

  15. There is a similar concept here in Cincinnati, OH , I cannot remember the name of it to save my life but I have been really thinking about it, even as a stay-at-home mom, from time to time, you just need a break from cooking!! I always want to pop something in the oven for ease and conveniency but what you get from the grocery store isn’t always appealing. Reading your post has renewed my interest and I might just have to start saving some of my grocery fund money for this idea! I’ll give it a try for sure as I’m too curious! 🙂

  16. Michelle F. says:

    What a great idea! Wish they had it in NY

  17. Mary Dailey says:

    I heard of this a little while back. I don’t even work anymore, but I can tell you from all the years I worked and cooked when I got home, I still don’t want to cook and I have the time. I wish we would get one of these stores here!!

  18. Vickie Couturier says:

    Never heard of them before,but sounds like a wonderful ideal,I live way deep in the south so I know theres not one anywhere near me

  19. Preparing meals is SO time consuming. I hate that I’m thinking to myself all day long about what I’m going to cook, what time I need to start prepping, etc. This service sounds wonderful!

  20. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    this looks really good, I remember when I was working how hard it was

  21. Sherri Lewis says:

    I was so excited about this until I saw the map and realized the closest one is a state away 🙁 Oh well, maybe they will expand all over the U.S. Thanks for the review though!

  22. I too was very excited and couldn’t wait to try them, till I saw the map. No place in Michigan! It soulds so wonderful and cheaper than going out to eat.

  23. Robin Wilson says:

    I knew that Let’s Dish sounded familiar but wasn’t sure until I read your post. Must have seen them or something similar on television. It’s a great idea and I know that the price is right and end the end it save time and energy. But wow that is a lot of work to do!

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