I fantasise about a number of things:
A backyard BBQ at my new BFF Gwyneth’s house…
Having hair like this…
And not cooking dinner every night, so I can spend time relaxing with my family and/or doing my nails.
Yet despite regularly tweeting Gwyn, she’s still yet to reply. It’s unlikely my hair will ‘hey-presto’ change into Elle’s, and my husband would never approve of another dude walking around our home in a pair of boxers.
But a week off cooking is not beyond reach, as Gourmet Dinner Service is giving away $250 of delicious, healthy, restaurant-quality food to a lucky Fox in Flats reader.
I first heard of Gourmet Dinner Service a couple of years ago from some friends in my mothers’ group. I was preparing to return to work after the birth of my second son, and freaking out about how I would be able to manage the day-to-day household things – like feeding the family – with my new working hours. Kylie, a lawyer and mother of two told me how she had pre-made meals delivered weekly that were of restaurant-quality, yet priced comparably with take-out.
I never did try it back then. To be honest, it seemed a bit flamboyant to have ‘gourmet food’ delivered. Instead, we got back on first-name basis with the guy at the local Thai, ate loads of BBQ chickens, and as a result gained a couple of kgs.
But now, as my mission for Fox in Flats is to share tips and ideas to make it easier to navigate motherhood in style, I wondered if something like home delivered meals could help free up time.
Time that could be better spent doing stuff we’d prefer to be doing, or simply time to catch up and take a breather.”
So recently, during a week overflowing with meetings, events, launches, travel, school tuck-shop duty, a sick little one, unexpected visitors and a family drama, we tried the Gourmet Dinner Service. Not only were we amazed at how delicious the food was, it was healthier than our usual convenience options, and it was ridiculously easy to prepare. Even my husband, who is good but frustratingly slow in the kitchen, could get dinner ready for us in the time it took me to read the kids their bedtime story.
And best of all, as I’m the ‘head chef’ in the family, I had loads of extra free time up my sleeve.
I spent my extra time flicking through a copy of GRAZIA from two weeks before that I’d been too busy to read, I pulled my summer clothes out of storage and started to do a wardrobe cull, and I gave myself an at-home manicure. And when my hubby* came home from work, we had time to relax and chat over a glass of wine instead of fussing around in the kitchen.
*For the record (and the sake of my marriage) my husband is foxier than Alex Skarsgard.
WIN gourmet dinners for a week and spend more time on YOU!
Sorry, this promotion is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Joanne T. Ferguson.
Gourmet Dinner Service are giving away a $250 voucher
to one lucky Fox in Flats reader.
The winner can select any combination of meals from the extensive Gourmet Dinner Service menu including family meals, kids’ meals or the Dietlicious program. Click on the links to check out the range.
To enter, follow these easy steps:
Step 2. In the comments section below, tell us how you’ll spend the extra time you’ll have if you win and don’t have to cook dinner for a week.
i.e. When I win the Fox in Flats Gourmet Dinner Service giveaway, I’ll spend my extra time…(insert answer here).
If you’d like to get more entries to WIN, share the competition with your friends by cutting and pasting this into your Facebook or Twitter status updates:
WIN gourmet dinners for a week to spend more time on YOU! Enter @FoxInFlats to #WIN @Dietlicious_GDS http://bit.ly/u4ivyg
Then, in the comments section below state where you shared it, and your Facebook name or Twitter handle. You can enter by this method as many times as you like.
Conditions and Deadlines:
- The prize is a gift card valued at $250 redeemable with Gourmet Dinner Service, and expires Feb 20th, 2012.
- The promotion period is from 26th October – November 10th, 2011.
- Contest is open to subscribers of the Fox in Flats newsletter only. To subscribe to our weekly newsletter, click here.
- You can enter once via the method outlined in Step 1, and unlimited times by the sharing method.
- Entrant must abide by the contest entry conditions listed above.
How would you spend your extra time if you didn’t have to cook dinners for a week?
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