One of the women I work with is an avid cook. We like the same kind of food (spicy) and enjoy challenging recipes. We both struggle with weeknights, though. After work it's hard to find the energy to cook a good meal. At our house, we have a lot of "get your own" or dinner at the roadhouse down the lane. So, when she told me she was using Blue Apron for her weeknight dinners -- and loving it -- I was intrigued. She had a free batch of dinners (three dinners) she could give to a friend and asked if I was interested. If I didn't like it, I could cancel after my free week. I checked out the website and liked what I saw -- fresh, locally sourced food (although it is available across the US, I think) from small farms. And interesting recipes. Sure, I said, send me the one week free invitation.
Our box of dinners arrived in the mail today. The packaging was thorough -- meat and fish on the bottom wrapped in ice, with the veggies on top.
There were little bags of spices, butter and nuts -- "knick knacks."
Dinner tonight was Almond-Crusted Cod on a bed of Quinoa, mint and sauteed radishes with sugar snap peas. Sounds kind of weird, right?
It was fun -- all the shopping done for me, all the ingredients ready to be prepped, and great instructions.
Everything cooked up perfect.
And it tasted insanely good.
I'm hooked. I'll let you know how the other two meals go.