It seems that showing love to your kids via their lunches is a worldwide tradition that's still going strong. Check out this super-sweet Dad who spends his own lunch hour drawing lunch bags for his two kids (Dana and Dylan) each day. And get a load of this Japanese Mom, who makes the most amazing Bento Boxes for her kids. In Japan, many moms make fanciful Bento Box lunch boxes (like the one shown here) where the meal is dressed up with edible whimsical imagery so kids will be more inclined to eat their food.
As Pascal and I approach our busy season, we have to plan ahead for our own meals, so we headed over to the adult version of lunches and dinners prepared with love, Dinner-a-Go-Go. Each month, owner Mandy Caulder and her team offer 14 entrees that are freshly prepared, using high quality meats, vegetables, herbs and spices. They're packaged to take home and cook immediately (or freeze for later). Winter White Chicken Chili, Smothered Burritos, and Coconut Beef Curry were just a few of the meals we chose to stock in our freezer for those crazy too-hectic-to-cook days. When foodies like me and Pascal endorse a service like Dinner-a-Go-Go, you know it's gotta be good! As Mandy says, it's "real dinner, real easy, real fast". We've yet to eat a Dinner-a-Go-Go meal that we didn't enjoy and Mandy offers a full meal replacement guarantee just in case we ever eat one that doesn't meet our high standards.
If you're looking for a great way to save your time and your sanity this holiday season, then Mandy's your Go-Go-To Girl... (Dinner A Go-Go!, 5424 Oleander Dr, 910-452-2670, Mon-Fri 11am to 7pm).