Last Friday I went out with my girlfriends (and some of their friends) to a place called the Gathering Kitchen. In addition to it being a fun night out with the girls, The Gathering Kitchen is a place where they provide the ingredients and you assemble meals. They have a set menu from which you pick ahead of time (so they have the right amount of each ingredient.) Then you go around to the station for each meal that you picked and just follow the instructions provided. I was impressed that it seemed very clean and sanitary and the selections were interesting. (They change the menu every month.) I made six meals, five of which I split into two for my family, so I came home with 11 meals to freeze. My friend set it up as a private party and everyone brought drinks and appetizers and desserts. The place actually had a decent sized sitting area with tables and such, so it was actually a little social event!
If you have one of these types of places near you, and you're not a gourmet cook, I highly recommend getting at least a friend or two and trying it out!
Tonight we're going to have apricot-cranberry stuffed chicken.