As a result, I'm always in favour of new ways to make cooking ... less necessary.
A year or so ago, I went to Dinner By Design in Kanata. This is a place where you do all of the assembly of a selection of meals, which then go in your freezer to be pulled out when necessary.
Because you do the assembly yourself, you can make small adjustments. For example, I can't eat peppers, so I can not put them in.
I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with a serious food allergy, but generally it's nice.
You choose either 6 or 12 meals to assemble, do the work there, and then pay and take them home.
Today I went to the Merivale location of Dinner By Design.
I went with a friend and my sister. The three of us assembled 18 meals in about an hour and a half. The total cost was around $450 - which works out to about $25 a meal, or $4 a serving.
I also changed one of my selections after I got there. The web site said that I could only make one Dijon Chicken Alfredo, and I wanted two. When I got there, I noticed that other people were making more than one, so I asked if I could change.