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eMeals: What I Really Thought

I signed up for eMeals a few months ago.

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It was really nice to get the recipes for the following week a few days before the week started. I wasn’t rushed to get to the grocery store to buy everything that was needed for the week’s meals. Continue reading

Back in the Kitchen

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Meal Planning

I have had the hardest time getting back into the kitchen to make dinner. I have tons of new gadgets from Christmas and a few things that I’ve bought. None of it has motivated me to start planning meals and cooking again. I don’t wanna rely on a food/meal delivery service all the time. Continue reading

The Chives!

Of the four meals that I received from Plated, 2 had fresh chives. I was pretty stoked because I typically use freeze-dried chives because they’re something that I just have in the spice cabinet.

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These are the chives from the Roasted Chicken au Jus. They we salvageable. I ended up losing about half of the chives, but moved on.

I know that this is a fresh item, which is shipped. Sometimes, depending on the season, fresh items get funky faster. Blah, blah, blah.

Whatever. I found a way to make it work. Everyone was happy. There were chives in the dish.

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Melty Monterey Jack Burgers

Melty Monterey Jack Burgers
with Red Onion Jam and Zucchini Fries

Melty Monterey Burgers

I’ve been pretty excited to get a second box from Hello Fresh. I knew the burgers would be a good, simple meal. Everyone in our house likes cheeseburgers. This twist on a classic did not disappoint. Continue reading

Steak Frites

Steak Frites
with Creamy Shallot Sauce and Sautéed Spinach

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I was really looking forward to this recipe because I wanted to try the shallot sauce. It looks so good, but so intimidating to make. Much to my surprise, it was pretty simple and quite tasty. Continue reading

What I Really Thought of Home Chef

img_9186Maybe I watch too many cooking shows. I see these people cooking up these amazing meals without having the laptop or their phones to get recipes, substitutions, ingredients, side recipes, etc.

I saw an ad for Home Chef and thought we could give this meal service a try. We had Classic French Green Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin and Apple-Gouda Smothered Chicken.

The cost. For the first box, I paid $49.60 for 2 meals for 4 people. That’s $6.20 per person. Since it was my first box, there was a $30 discount. Without the discount, it would be $79.60 for 2 meals, making it $9.95 per person.

img_9191The Home Chef website left a bit to be desired. I could only view the recipes for the current and coming weeks. I wasn’t able to see what else had been offered the same week as my first box.

The shipment did come with a Home Chef binder to hold all of my recipe cards, as well as an insert with recommended kitchen equipment and trips for prep and cooking.

Will I order from Home Chef again?
Yes, but only when I see a recipe that really piques my interest.