Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Change of Dinner Plans

We were slated to have Onion Bread Pudding last night for dinner and corned beef this evening, but after a long and busy day of work with a night of great television ahead of us (State of the Union coverage and Sunday's episode of Big Love) I decided I didn't want to spend last night grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning!

Enter this fellow.

We had a gift card from Gourmet to Go that J received as a Christmas gift from the professor he TA's for and had yet to use it.  For those of you not familiar with Gourmet to Go (they only have one location in the Ladue area), it is a deli that in addition to traditional soups, sandwiches and salads, offers different fully cooked dinner entrees each night.

Last night, a night where I didn't really feel like cooking, seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out.  I have had Gourmet to Go's sandwiches numerous times for lunch, but never eaten off of the dinner menu.

We tried both of their dinner entrees available last night: Chicken Fettucini Alfredo and Stuffed Pork Chop with Wild Rice.  They required a bit of reheating in the microwave (or oven if you preferred) but otherwise were fairly tasty.  Nothing we couldn't have made at home ourselves and I would have made a few adjustments including decreasing the sweetness of the pork chop chutney stuffing (it was a bit cloying to use a Food Network's Chopped phrase) and decreasing the salt in the alfredo sauce.  However, it did make last night easier, which was much appreciated.  I don't know if we'll be back on a regular basis, just because the prices are a bit steep and we could make comparable food at home for less, but it was definitely worth trying out.

Oh, and not to worry, Onion Bread Pudding and Corned Beef will still be made, just not according to the schedule of this post!

Have you ever tried a place like Gourmet to Go that prepares whole meals for you to take home and reheat?  What are your thoughts on the subject?


  1. I've never heard of that place but it's an interesting option!

  2. I've never tried something like that before - although it sounds like a pretty convenient option!

    What do you think of Big Love? I haven't seen it, but I heard last season was terrible (that's what the critics said!). Was Sunday the first episode this season?

  3. @ Every Little Thing: Yeah, I could definitely see how people who don't cook would frequent a place like that.

    @ Courtney: Sunday's episode was the second so far this season. Last year was pretty terrible, they jumped the shark a lot, what with Bill's mom chopping someone's arm off at the shoulder with a machete in Mexico (don't ask)! So far so good with this season--I am hoping it goes out strong since J and I have been watching it since the beginning almost five years ago :)


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