*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…

*Plated* Roasted Chicken au Jus

Plated as some serious packing skills. They have the smallest box yet it’s all organized pretty well still. Meal one from box two was tonight. It ended up getting polar opposite reviews! I’d say this recipe had the least amount of prepping and cutting product than any other we’ve had so far. Another simple recipe…

*Home Chef* Mediterranean Turkey Skillet

Our second Home Chef box was beautifully packaged again, the first meal from the box was so yummy. All the ingredients seemed nice and fresh, thank you Home Chef! This meal became a lunch delivery meal – the pro of living a few miles from my husband’s office. I don’t know if I read it…

*Home Chef* Chicken with Mushroom Gravy

Home Chef box number two – winner, winner, chicken dinner. I’m not even going to build up and make you wonder… this was DELICIOUS! I don’t recall ever making a wine sauce gravy but it was easy and so yummy. The chicken didn’t need much fat trimmed off. The green beans were crisp and fresh….

*Blue Apron* Baja-Style Tilapia Tacos

My dish was doomed from the start to not be as beautiful as theirs. In their photo they have a beautiful, purple cabbage. They sent me a less than fresh yellowy/green cabbage. How was I supposed to make mine look like theirs when this is what they sent me!? The fish looked like something I…

*Hello Fresh* Japanese-Style Panko Pork Cutlets

I was starting to feel a little bias towards Hello Fresh for the sheer fact that so far it was all positive and delicious, but they put me in check with this meal! There was a hiccup with this box from the beginning. The ice packs had both busted and left a slimy mess. I…

*Blue Apron* Garlic-Caper Chicken

Our second Blue Apron box arrived and I honestly wasn’t too pumped about it. After two meals last week that weren’t really even edible I had pretty low expectations. First of all – the zucchinis are HUGE! That may seem like a good thing but I questioned it. I’ve had gardens, I’ve grown plenty of…

*Hello Fresh* Apricot Chicken

The box arrived with a slime coming from the bottom. I was afraid that it was leaky chicken but was actually a little relieved that it was one of the ice packs. Turns out both ice packs had tears in them and had been leaking during shipment. It was a pain to clean up but…

Week 1 Ranking Results…

So – here’s the thing. I figured I’d give each company 4, 5, 6 weeks of fair assessments before really deciding which was best… I’m thinking that is being revised to maybe a second week only and here is why; the cost and waste. It’s a bit of a let down to spend the time…