I mean, don't get me wrong--- I enjoy a good grocery trip where I just can just browse and pick up fun things--- or a farmers market for buying food and meeting the people who help grow it---- but when you're busy as can be and have been to the store to pick up this or pick up that or omg did I seriously forget to buy this? about 50 million times a week (slight exaggeration) it's really nice to have a meal come to your door. And even better when it's a healthy and thought out meal. A convenience for sure, but oh man what a nice treat. A healthy present to treat yourself to (food wise and mind wise, oof).
Like I mentioned yesterday, I've found this cookbook process easier by taking more time to breath, regroup, and just relax. Well, Alex and I had the great pleasure of trying out Blue Apron this month. It was a really nice to have a (refrigerated) box come to our door, and everything I could need (besides salt and oil) come for a whole meal within the box. I didn't have to worry or panic that I would be missing ingredients or not have enough of one--- everything was there. And with a happy toddler at grandmas, we had ourselves an easy and fun sort-of date trying out someone else's recipes :)
It was nice mixing up our usual go to recipes for something else. I think it makes things fun. You order three meals for the week and choose the amount of people you're cooking for (two, four, or six) and voila easy, portioned out ingredients are at your door. I could see this being a very fun thing to occasionally add to our routine---- once the cookbook is done. And a very regular, every day thing for A LOT of my friends--- seriously my friend Halle almost jumped out of chair with excitement when I told her we were trying it--- she apparently loves Blue Apron, haha. Also, I found out there's not a vegan option--- so I wouldn't recommend this to the 10% of you in vegan households ;) But for us it worked perfectly fine ordering the vegetarian option. Alex just got an extra portion of aioli and I used some vegan mayo in the fridge--- a win for both of us. Also, we were both majorly impressed with how simple, but filling the veggie burgers were. I'd totally add it as a new recipe to our rotation.
Want to try it out? Well, Blue Apron is very kindly offering the first 50 readers two free meals when they place their first order! (That's crazy--- crazy awesome).
*Blue Apron is available nationwide, shipping to over 80% of the country You can check out the full map of delivery zones HERE. Meals are $9.99 per person with free shipping!