A salad with in-season basil and fresh tomatoes to go with pasta -
the perfect quick and easy summer meal.
Have you tried our tortelloni with lamb ragu, or Italian sausage sauce,
or one of our cannellonis?
All hand-made with fresh pasta by our Italian chef......
More rain please!
Only had a drop or two, so we need to keep these guys going while we all patiently wait.
Fingers crossed for tomorrow......
DINNER'S READY WILL BE AT HANDMADE CANBERRA 6-8 DECEMBER.
We'll be food-tasting - all day, every day - so that you can taste for yourself why our meals are different, and have become so popular. (Hint, it's all because they're handmade with the very best ingredients, and love and passion by our specialist chefs.)
You'll find us in the food hall at EPIC, Friday 6th to Sunday 8th December.
The best review you can get. A happy customer sent this to us on Saturday night with the words:
OMG. Beef Cannelloni. Delicious!
Can't believe it's come around again so soon! We're back at Handmade Canberra this weekend - Saturday & Sunday 7 & 8 September, 10-4 each day at EPIC (Exhibition Park).
We'll be food tasting all day, each day - so come and try some of our delicious dishes, and learn more about our new meals. Hope to see you there.......
We've now added a new dish to our Single Serves range. Satay Chicken with Jasmine Rice & Fresh Green Beans.
Super lean, hand-trimmed, free-range chicken is gently simmered till tender in a peanut & light coconut cream Satay Sauce. Subtle touches of chilli, garlic, turmeric and ginger are added to give, not spice-heat, but a background of spice-flavour. Served with steamed jasmine rice, and some fresh green beans on the side. A great meal for a quick lunch, or something to look forward to when you come home.
Maggie Beer - as part of her advocacy for better food
"Every bite of sustenance should be of goodness, but flavour first:
flavour, goodness and pleasure"
Dinner's Ready is holding a food-tasting today at 3pm at Ainslie IGA. You'll find us inside, just by the checkouts. Come and say hello, and try some of our delicious meals. We've cooked for you so that all you have to do is heat & eat. And then put your feet up!
DINNER'S READY IS FOOD TASTING AT HANDMADE CANBERRA THIS WEEKEND.
We'll also be sampling some of our gluten-free and vegan dishes. If you're there, come along to our stand in the Food Hall and try some of our delicious meals - all hand-made with love and care by our chefs. Plus we're giving away a $100 gift voucher each day. Hope to see you there! #handmadeCBR
Off to the Handmade Markets at EPIC in Canberra next weekend (29th & 30th.) #handmadeCBR Here's a bit they've just written about us in their recent blog:
DINNER’S READY Tim Wilson and his partner Alison have been around the Canberra region. Originally living in Jindabyne after many years in Sydney, they’re currently in Murrumbateman with a planned move to Bungendore in the near future. They’re therefore uniquely placed to understand the eating habits of Canberrans. Hopefully the regional location has slowed down their frantic pace of life, the inspiration for their business, Dinner’s Ready. “We started Dinner’s Ready because we love food, but we had ridiculously busy lives. We were travelling a lot and often getting back home at 8 or 9 at night. And who wants to start cooking then!”
A GAP IN THE MARKET
With a limited range of store bought ready meals available, they started to see the gap in the market for home cooked, nutritious, tasty and quick meals. “We thought we couldn’t be the only people who want to eat really good tasty food. Meals that are also healthy and yet quick and easy. And so here we are. Our meals are ideal for people who enjoy their food, who love flavour and who appreciate quality. People who either don’t want to, or don’t have time to cook, but still want to eat well.”
Their move from Jindabyne was prompted by Canberrans. Visitors were buying food while at the snow and asked for Canberra availability. Now they’re here, they stock in outlets around the area (including the mountains) and have started up a delivery service for those who are particularly time-poor.
HOME COOKED, SNAP FROZEN
Dinner’s Ready meals are frozen. But don’t think they’re like most of the frozen meals you’d buy from a supermarket. While so many of those are prepared in factories, all Dinner’s Ready meals are made in small batches in specialist kitchens by passionate chefs. They have employed chefs who understand the cuisines. One focuses on family recipes for the Italian range, another has expertise in Asian food and another still looks after the Australian dishes. While many frozen meals suffer from loss of flavour, Tim and Alison have made sure that their meals are so flavour packed, that you won’t know the difference. And, says Alison, the meals are snap frozen as soon as they’re cooked. This means the flavour and nutrition are sealed in, meaning there’s no need for any added preservatives or chemicals as “freezing is nature’s preservative.”
There’s a wide range of dishes to choose from. All of them use natural ingredients, deliberately mimicking the methods you’d use at home. The meat is all Australian, the chicken is all free range and there are plenty of vegan and gluten free recipes in the collection. And the range is growing all the time. At the moment, the pair say their Italian dishes are very popular. Their tortellini with lamb ragu (simmered for hours so it falls apart) is a Winter favourite, along with the good old Aussie cottage pie. Tim and Alison love Winters in the region as they are a chance to rug up and hibernate, feasting on rich food. After 30 years in Sydney, they also love Canberra for its people. “It’s a very conscious place,” says Alison. “People are thoughtful and not afraid to look you in the eye. And they’re a lot less stressed!”
It's definitely Winter, and we're fully stocked up with all our best-sellers, just in time for the cold weather! Lamb Shanks, curries, artisan-made pasta, casseroles and more.... Make the most of the cold dar evenings, and have a great night in. All you have to do is heat, eat, pour a glass of your favourite and put your feet up!
See the full menu at: http://www.dinnersready.com.au/full-menu.html
All Dinner's Ready Meals are snap-frozen the moment they're made. There are numerous Benefits of Freezing Food. Here's #1
OPTIMUM FRESHNESS, FLAVOUR & NUTRITION
When food is snap-frozen immediately after cooking all the freshness, flavor and nutrients in the food are ‘locked in’ while they’re at their peak. They will stay that way until you defrost your meal, meaning that it’s as perfect when you eat it as when it was just cooked.
‘Fresh’ food that sits in a fridge naturally degrades hour by hour, losing not just its flavours and textures, but its vitamins and minerals as well. Freezing – Nature’s Preservative – makes sure your food is in optimum condition until the moment it hits your fork.
Offering high quality prepared meals so you can take it easy at the end of your day. (You can even have special orders delivered.) All you have to do is heat. And eat.