Mamas! I think I’ve found the answer to our prayers. If there is one thing that you should know about me is that I’m a mom who likes convenience. Even more so, now that I’ve gone back to work. One of my current obstacles besides having to get adjusted to using the NYC subway system again, is dinner! I get home at 7pm. That leaves just enough time to play with my little munchkin, check in with the hubby, get into Morgans nighttime routine (bath, massage, bottle, book) and prep for the next day. If dinner happens, it’s because my husband has prepared it. God bless him, but there is only so much spaghetti a girl can take (hi, dear 😘). There just isn’t enough time and eating after 9pm is just not something that I’m ready to do. But I’m pretty sure that I’ve found the holy grail of dinner time. A friend of mine introduced me to Blue Apron. From their website, “Blue Apron is a new concept in grocery delivery, built around incredible cooking experiences. We offer a once-a-week subscription service where we deliver all the fresh ingredients you need to make 3 meals, in exactly the right proportions. We’ve designed our service to teach you fun new recipes, save prep time and also reduce unnecessary waste. By letting us shop for you, we can bring you fresher and higher-quality food than you can get on your own in the supermarket, and for better prices!” I couldn’t agree more!
Here’s how the subscription service works:
- Select the type of plan you want and the number of people
- Delivery is free, and they deliver the same day each week
- There’s no commitment: you can cancel anytime before the weekly cutoff
- Stick with them long enough and you’ll get additional free goodies in the mail!
It cuts down time at the grocery store by supplying everything you need in your box delivery!
I thought that it was a no brainer when it came to trying it out. So the kind folks at Blue Apron provided a delivery with three meals and so my review begins.
My box arrived on Saturday at 11am. It was packed pretty well with solidly frozen ice packs to preserve the perishable items. Everything was labeled and packaged, so storing in my refrigerator was super easy. Also in the box came my cooking instructions for each meal, along with pictures. I prepared my first meal on Monday. It was the Chicken Sate in peanut sauce with jasmine rice and marinated green tomatoes. Delicious!! Seriously. My husband kept popping into the kitchen to see what I was up too and was also pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Convenience is great but if it doesn’t taste good, it’s a no go in my house. Hubby has quite the palate. Lol
Prep time was 6 minutes, cooking time 22 minutes, clean up time, 12 minute. 40 minutes total!
The directions were really easy to follow. The ingredients are fresh and yield a healthy portion for two adults. Miss Morgan was my sous chef the whole time and it was simple enough that I was able up play with her and cook at the same time. I also love the fact that it takes the anxiety out of cooking. If there is one thing I dread is that 4pm phone call asking “what’s for dinner?”. This week, I can just look at my Blue Apron menu and provide an answer, knowing that the ingredients are already home waiting for me. Major win in my book.
I have two more meals to prepare this week. Seared Salmon and Beef and Rice stuffed poblano peppers. I can’t wait!