*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…

*Plated* Chicken Pot Pie with Parsnip and Thyme

Chicken Pot Pie is one of my go to dishes so it was nice to see a different spin on it than what I usually make. All the ingredients looked pretty good, the celery was a little soft but no major problems. A lot of effort went into this recipe. From seasoning and searing the…

*Home Chef* Korean Pork Tacos

More pork tacos… I wasn’t sure that anything could live up to the *Hello Fresh* Pork Tacos but it was too late since they had already been selected so oh well.  I’ve said it before but turns out, this was the easiest recipe so far – not always a good sign though. All the ingredients seemed…

*Plated* Steak Gyros

  Our first Plated box showed up today. A small box. It had one fairly small ice pack and cotton padded insulation, everything was perfectly cold still. It was just late enough that I wasn’t able to cook any of it before going to church but the second we got home I pulled the Steak…

*Home Chef* N’awlins Shrimp Po’Boy

I was excited when the box showed up around noon. I immediately brought it inside and checked out the goods. It appeared as though everything was portioned for two so we got double of everything. I actually love that. It would be so convenient to do a small lunch portion then again in a couple…