Dinnertime in our house sucks. I have about five meals I make decently enough to not hear complaints, but that gets old really fast. I’ve tried branching out and collecting recipes on Pinterest, but honestly, I’m pretty fed up with the “eww, I don’t want that” and “yuck, that’s gross” that I hear practically every single time I cook something new. And that’s only my husband. 😉 With the time I spend planning, shopping for the ingredients, cooking, and then cleaning up, each meal is a three hour affair. So I recently decided to succumb to the advertising in my Facebook feed and try one of those “meals delivered to your door” sites.
Now the one I tried was cheaper because of a friend’s coupon, but I was immediately perturbed by the fact I couldn’t choose the meals. What kid likes more than five things? And the fact that you could only order for two people or four. Um, two of my people eat enough for four people. There was no way we were going to have enough food. I was already skeptical, but what did I have to lose? (Except $70).
Anyway, the box came today and I honestly should have video taped it all. Instead, I’ve put together a lovely photo collage with captions about my evening cooking experience.
In all, it wasn’t a terrible experience. The good part is, even with me cooking, the food was quite delicious and the kids licked their plates clean.That proves that it’s almost idiot proof, although I’m NOT attempting a Level 2 meal. Thankfully though there was only three of us eating tonight since there’s no way the food supplied would have fed all of us. Unless of course, our portion sizes are supposed to be smaller than what we actually eat. If that’s the case, we’re in big trouble. The bad part is, I’m still not a cook and I pretty much still hate cooking. Now if someone could deliver freshly cooked meals to my door that are prepared already, well that would definitely be worth the investment. Oh wait, don’t they have that already? It’s called pizza and it’s what we’re having tomorrow night ‘cuz I’m not cooking.
Update: I’ve since tried Blue Apron and Home Chef in addition to Hello Fresh and Home Chef is a favorite! Much less mess and tons of food choices! Everyone loves it. If you try them out, tell them Heather Balog sent you!