Wheeling out tasty cuisine
MEALS on Wheels has spent years carving out a reputation as a saviour to the immobile, sick and elderly, but now it's adding a new string to its bow - convenience meals for busy people.
Meals on Wheels Bundaberg has made its tasty range of 22 chef-cooked meals available to the public - with everything from lasagne and roast dinners to chicken a la king on the menu.
Secretary Narelle Prime said the organisation felt their meals would be a cheap, healthy alternative to takeaway fast food.
"The meals have generous portions of meat and vegetables - they're very nutritious, using only the best cuts."
Mrs Prime said the organisation's Eastgate St headquarters was well stocked with $7.50 dinners to tempt the tastebuds of busy diners.
"People can buy meals from the Meals on Wheels complex from 9am to 12.30pm from Monday to Friday," she said.
"At the moment, we are putting our main meals out there. We just want to see how much interest there is."
And while meals will only be delivered to the elderly, Mrs Prime said the generous servings were worth the trip.
"They're very generous portions of meat - they're the best quality and we have our own chef who makes them," she said.
"We have 22 varieties of meals including diabetic and gluten-free, and vegetarian meals can be made.
"We've only just made the decision to sell to the public, but we have plenty of meals in the freezer ready to go."
ON THE MENU
Some of the $7.50 meals now available include:
- Beef goulash
- Sweet and sour chicken
- Quiche lorraine
- Apricot chicken
- Sausage and bean casserole
- Satay chicken
- Apple pork curry
- Silverside and white sauce
- Sausages and gravy