No recipe again this week. Since my schedule is still crazy and I’m gone more dinner times than not, the DH wanted to try something new – that’s *shocker* not delivery. Well, *technically* Blue Apron is delivery, but you get the point. It’s not takeout Indian or a frozen pizza.
I’m sure you’ve all heard about Blue Apron a million times, but here’s the short version: you sign up for a weeks’ worth of meals (we did the 2-person 3 meal version), and they deliver a box with recipes + all the ingredients you need to make them (minus staples like oil, salt & pepper). You waste nothing but packaging (and Blue Apron at least packages with an eye toward making as much of it recyclable as possible), and get 3 perfectly portioned meals out of the deal. It’s a win-win for people who don’t want to grocery shop and/or need recipes to follow. The DH is a great cook, but he hasn’t had to think up something to make for dinner in a decade and he doesn’t really flex his cooking muscles that often since I’m the primary meal provider in the house. Blue Apron gave him a chance to exert a little independence over dinner – and me a chance to eat something home-cooked I didn’t have to jam into my packed schedule.
This is our second box from Blue Apron – we’re giving it a three-box try before passing final judgement on whether this is something we want to continue doing. Blue Apron has no idea who I am and this series of posts are not sponsored.
What We Got
This week’s meals featured three non-beef meats and were all delicious. Like last week, these meals are all much more grain-heavy than I like to eat, but they were exactly what the DH wanted (he prefers grains and other carbs in his diet).
Meal 1: Curried Catfish & Coconut Rice
This was some delicious fish, and the chutney was a really nice touch.
Meal 2: BBQ Pork Burgers & Corn on the Cob
Another winner. The burgers were juicy (though we subbed out the BBQ sauce – BA’s sauce was really generic-tasting), the onions were a great touch, and while the corn serving looked small – this meal still racked up 800 calories.
Meal 3: Spicy Chicken & Korean Rice Cakes
This was sweet, sticky and delicious. The chicken was of really nice quality, too – and the corn was an unexpected little treat.
This Week’s Verdict
Definitely tasty, definitely more carbs than I like, but good. The DH is still kind of liking cooking (though he’s coming to hate prep work even more), but this week was a little less exciting than last week. Fish Mondays are still really appealing, though. We shall see what Week 3 brings.