I cook at least 3-5 nights a week, taking my leftovers and creatively reinventing them into a new meal. But we’ve gone from 4 of us down to 3 and our schedules don’t always mesh. Very often it’s just my husband and I enjoying our meal and I’ve cooked way too much.
I was given an email invite for one of those meal services and last night we receive our first box. I’m not going to do a full blown review, but I was eager to sit down after work and knit so I asked my husband to join me in the kitchen to make dinner, hoping that he would take the hint and do it all by himself one night!
The salmon and green beans and potatoes were pretty good. The pesto sauce had a bit too much lemon for his liking, I enjoyed the dish and will definitely use the technique of cooking the salmon and beans in foil packages again. With less lemon! I liked how they had you make the pesto fom scratch rather than include a pre made sauce. My husband enjoyed making that by himself, but the recipe assumed we owned a mortar and pestle! We used our Nutribullet instead.
We’ve got a chicken dish, a beef and Brussels sprouts dish, a kale and pork soup, and a pancetta Mac and cheese left out of the box. I’m going to let my 15 year old try her hand at dinner tonight since she was out yesterday. I got the 2 person meal kit, and there was definitely enough last night for 3.
Has anyone used these meals services before? My SIL uses Blue Apron about one week per month (I’ve got a free week from her to try as well). The one I am trying right now is Hello Fresh and the calorie count seems a bit high.