Q1: Everyone is so busy these days that they don’t even have time to prepare dinner, and its so cold to go out, you say that you have some solutions for this dilemma
Located in the Jean Talon market, Milliner is preparing french-inspired home-cooked meals for you or you can enjoy Comfort Meals which are home-cooked meals by a husband and wife team. Both companies deliver them to your door and make all the meals from scratch with no additives, coloring, fillers, etc.
Q2: How does it work? What kind of food do they cook?
You can look online or call them up and order ahead.
Milliner prepares 75 different dishes (350 gr. $9-$13) in its open kitchen using grain fed chicken, Quebec AAA beef, but no additives, colorings or preservatives. Start drooling over the lamb with apricot, blanquette de veau, Thai chicken, bbq baby back ribs, cassoulet de fruits de mer, pork with prunes or even beef cheeks with mashies. 70% of them are even gluten free. You can also buy box lunches or use them for catering. Home delivery is available.
Location: 7010 Henri Julien, Marche Jean-Talon at Mozart
Hours: Sat-Wed 9-5, Thurs & Fri 9-7
Comfort Meals costs only $5-$8 for a 350-400g of stick-to-your ribs home cooked meal.They are cheerfully delivered to your door, and ready for microwave, oven or freezer. Meals are lower in salt (and can even be no salt) and made with fresh ingredients.
Some interesting choices might be: chicken with apricots or Kiev style, vegetarian lasagne with bechamel sauce, pineapple ham, Hungarian goulash, shepherd’s pie, salmon in Spanish sauce, veal in mushroom sauce or tourtiere. For those cold winter days there’s soups: perhaps pea, barley or lentil. Delivery is only offered in the western end of town with a minimum of 7 meals, and all meals should be ordered on Wednesday or Thursday for delivery the following Wednesday.
Phone: (514) 713-1951
Q3: Those are good deals but since you’re the Smart Shopper you have an even less expensive alternative – is it really airplane food?
Delta Daily Food use to make food for airlines; Nowadays they prepare meals for schools, cafeterias and even supermarket chains. Dietitians create interesting menus every month. At the end of each month, whatever hasn’t been sold to them, is offered to the public at really inexpensive prices (mostly around $2.50 or less per meal).
I’ve recently toured their premises and they seem more sterile than a hospital surgery room.
Q4: Okay, I’ll bite, how much do they cost and how do you go about buying them?
My family has been eating “frozen airplane food” for over 15 years. Some of the food is in bulk and others are individual or family dinners. They’re great for: quick dinners, after school (or anytime) snacks for kids, for elderly folks who don’t cook anymore, college students, etc.
If you are ordering the individual meals, they come in packaged in 4/8/10, so an idea might be to form a buying group with friends and that way you can get an assortment. What you might find at a sale: shrimp in spicy sauce (only $2 per meal), salmon tapenade or beurre blanc ($2.50), chicken in green curry ($1.40), shrimp and scallops ($3.50 each), vegetarian Indian meal ($1), beef Yakaniku ($1.70), beef with oriental noodles, rice with mango and coconut, chicken a la king, meat lasagna, and lots more…
Location: 26 Seguin, Rigaud
Directions: Exit 9 on Autoroute 40 Ouest
Date and time: Sun Jan 31st and then Sun Feb 28: 10-3
You can be on their e-mail list for future sales, write to: email@example.com
Not homemade but if you never wanted to cook again, shop at M&M and you would not have to repeat a dinner for a long time. Some of their new meals to try: slow cooked beef pot roast, veggie lo mein, lemon chicken, sweet potato fries and the shrimp hors d’oeuvres or last year’s hit: hors d’oeuvre quartet – vegetarian hors d’oeuvres (mushroom, spinach, cheese and roasted pepper). If you’re having a crowd, there’s the all time favorites, the oriental party pack and the cranberry brie.
Ten single serving options are available: lasagne, cabbage rolls, chile, mac ‘n cheese. Seasonally you can find their stuffed turkey breast (freezer to table in 2 hours) or the ultimate cream puff selection made with Belgium chocolate or try the new raspberry almond tart or banana chocolate chip cake.
Locations: Pointe Claire: 6321 Transcanadienne, Complexe Pte Claire at boul. St-Jean (514-426-1894); Laval, 3192 boul. St-Martin (450-686-0220); 6295 Somerled (514-485-9913); 3547 boul. St-Charles (514-694-9515); Dorval, 475 Dumont (514-633-9350); 2137 boul. des Laurentides (450-975-9595); 6925 boul. Taschereau (450-926-9518); 8453 boul. Newman (514-363-2929); 7864 Sherbrooke e. (514-493-1444) and more. www. lesalimentsmm.com
Hours: Regular plus Sun 10-5