Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sliders
with Carrot Fries and Greek Yogurt Ranch


I have been looking forward to making this meal from ourΒ PlatedΒ box. I love buffalo sauce, but I’ve never actually made it. Continue reading


Roasted Chicken au Jus

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

Steak Frites

Steak Frites
with Creamy Shallot Sauce and SautΓ©ed 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

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.

Classic French Green Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin

Classic French Green Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin
with mashed carrots and roasted asparagus

This is our first Home Chef meal.


When I read the recipe cards, I was really looking forward to learning to make the creamy sauce for the pork tenderloin.

Continue reading