A former co-worker of mine just posted about how she has saves "so much time and $$$" by using a company called Dream Dinners. According to her, it's great b/c she doesn't have to shop, just shows up to the store to cook her food, then she doesn't have to prep every night.
Well, I looked up Dream Dinners to see if it was actually a good deal. I already figured it wasn't, since this FB friend is not known for her financial prowess. Turns out the dinners come in packs of 3 or 6 servings & there is no discount for buying more servings - it's just double the price. The cheapest meal I could find was $16.15 for 3 servings, or $5.38 per serving. Most of the other meals are about $21 for 3 servings, or $7/serving. And you still have to prepare them! I honestly cannot figure out how she thinks this is a good deal, especially when the most time-consuming part is cooking IMO. I could accomplish the same thing by grocery shopping on my own then batch-cooking one afternoon. If I'm paying $7/person, I better be getting a fully cooked meal with zero work on my part.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised. This is the same person who just *had* to upgrade her gas-guzzling SUV to an even larger SUV with third-row seating when her second child was born. I told DH about that and his (sarcastic) response was, "Makes sense. Two babies, two rows."