I signed up for eMeals a few months ago.
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
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
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.
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.
Melty Monterey Jack Burgers
with Red Onion Jam and Zucchini Fries
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
with Garlic Rice and Green Beans
Lily loves soy, so this Adobo sauce was a perfect addition to the chicken. She also likes rice, so it was a good meal. Continue reading
Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sliders
with Carrot Fries and Greek Yogurt Ranch
I have been looking forward to making this meal from our Plated box. I love buffalo sauce, but I’ve never actually made it. Continue reading
Roasted Chicken au Jus
with Orzo and Peas
I haven’t breaded chicken without Shake ‘n Bake, so this was something new. Baking in the pan was also something I hadn’t done. I did burn myself, but that was the worst thing about this meal. Continue reading
with Creamy Shallot Sauce and Sautéed Spinach
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
Maybe 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.
The 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.
Apple-Gouda Smothered Chicken
with smoky Brussels sprouts
This is our second meal from Home Chef. I was a little skeptical. Apples and cheese. Apples with chicken. Hmm…