Ready, Set… COOK!

Sometimes life is too busy to have time to go to the grocery store AND have time to cook. So many people end up cooking the same go to meals over and over because they keep the ingredients on hand more often and know their family will eat it. BUT- their family may eventually loathe…

Week 3 Ranking Results…

Week 1 ranking ended with Hello Fresh and Home Chef tied for 1st, Plated 3rd and Blue Apron 4th. Week 2 ranking was Home Chef and Plated tied for 1st, Hello Fresh in 3rd and Blue Apron 4th once again. After only two weeks with Blue Apron, I decided to cut my ties sooner than planned….

*Plated* Sesame Noodles

  There were too few of the roasted veggies in this dish for the amount of noodles. I feel like I needed half of the roasted veggies on the plate I pictured to even make it look half as pretty as theirs. That worked out though since some of the people eating didn’t mind the…

*Plated* Chicken Caesar Lettuce Wraps

  There were some less than ideal ingredients in this shipment. Some of the tomatoes were over ripe and only a couple outer pieces of the lettuce were usable. The meat was one of the grossest textures I’ve ever had in my hands. I don’t recall ever using ground chicken before but I  thought it…

*Hello Fresh* Parmesan Chicken Dippers

What a win this Parmesan Chicken Dippers with rosemary fries, green beans and honey mustard sauce! I think I could eat this meal every week and everyone in the house agrees! The rosemary fries were delicious. Mine were just barely tender so they still had some nice form to them, a couple more minutes could…

*Hello Fresh* Pulled Pork Tacos

Per the usual (but not always) with Hello Fresh, everything was packaged with great organization and was very fresh. These tacos came with a recipe for a side of black bean salsa, a nice add on that none of the other taco recipes had offered. Aside from some chopping of fresh produce this was one…

*Home Chef* Tex-Mex Steak Sandwich

  I forgot to mention that this Home Chef box was actually a day late. The evening of the day it was supposed to arrive I got an email from Home Chef apologizing that I was a part of a glitch at the packing facility and that my box wasn’t packed and sent out but…

*Home Chef* Shrimp Lo Mein

  Another properly packaged delivery full of fresh produce with a pretty quick prep of chopping and boiling some water. The shrimp was the same as the shrimp used to make the Po’Boys which was a successful dish but I was surprised that they didn’t have me season the shrimp. They said to pat each shrimp…

~Bonus Blog~ Wine!

Let me start off by saying that there will not be an informative review, no taste testing opinion in this post. So I decided to check out Hello Fresh’s wine subscription, the catch though – I don’t drink. I’m a bit of an organized hoarder and always try to be a good hostess so I…

Week 2 Ranking Results…

Week 1 ended with Blue Apron on the bottom, after a second week of that I decided to count my losses and go our separate ways. Blue Apron did finally have one successful meal but three major fails is just too expensive and time consuming to continue with them. No hard feelings, Blue Apron. In…

*Hello Fresh* Sliced Steak Tagliata

Our most recent Hello Fresh dish was Sliced Steak Tagliata (whatever that means!) with sweet potatoes, green beans and tomato vinaigrette. I still love how everything Hello Fresh sends is in cute containers and branded for them! It clearly doesn’t matter but I collected miniature anything as a child do it makes me smile. The…

*Plated* Steak Frites

The first week of Plated was neither good nor bad. It was all edible but nothing we would want to eat again. The first meal from this box was the biggest controversy yet. The potatoes were actually fun to make. I was surprised that the steak looked like a good cut of meat, a nice…

*Hello Fresh* Sesame Honey Beef Stir-Fry

I don’t like honey so I was a little iffy on this recipe. I got it with my husband in mind and figured I could choke it down. Prepping the seven large carrots by only peeling them down to nothing took a good while, thankfully for times sake there wasn’t too much other prep. My…