When work runs late, and the kids have soccer, piano, and dance, frozen pizza isn’t the only option for a fast, budget-friendly dinner. Berkeley-based Parisi is offering a bang-up recession take-out menu that’s easier than a frozen dinner, twice as delicious, and equally as affordable.

The four-part dinner includes a protein, pasta, salad, and baguette for $25 (four servings) or $15 (two servings). This week’s tender chicken Parmesan comes paired with penne marinara, but next week the changing menu may dish up a meal such as chicken with mushrooms and a pasta pomodoro.

All orders must be placed before 6 p.m. the day they are desired and must be picked up between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

4401 Tennyson St., 303-561-0234