Sunday, August 10, 2014

Blue Apron Meals

You have probably seen the ads on Facebook and Twitter for Blue Apron, right? They are everywhere. 

I always wondered about the service but didn't really think it would be something for our family. I am normally not much of a cook. Recently, though, I have been trying to do more cooking and I saw a review of the service on Oh Happy Day with a discounted trial week. I decided to give it a try.

I got a box in the mail from @blueapron today. Gonna give this service a try this week.Dinner prep. Love seeing all the ingredients in the bowls I made. @blueapron

I was sent all the ingredients and recipe cards for three meals. The first two meals were made for myself and the little girl and the third I ended up making as an appetizer for a family bbq. I enjoyed them all. The little girl really liked the chicken and peanut sauce. The salmon was tasty, but I didn't like the fennel salad. I don't like fennel normally, so I wasn't surprised, but the potato salad was very good. The stuffed peppers were delicious. Everyone enjoyed that one.

Tonight's @blueapron meal is a hit. Even with the little girl.Dinner is ready. Very yummy but still not a fan of fennel. As you can see, it didn't make it to my plate. @blueapronDoesn't look pretty but it was sure tasty. Two stuffed peppers were shared between 10 of us. Perfect starter. @blueapron
Chicken Satay w/peanut sauce and marinated green tomatoes
Pan-Seared Salmon w/fennel and heirloom potato salad
Rice and Beef-Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Lime-crema sauce

All in all, I really liked the service. It is about $10 per person per meal. So, $60 for the three meals for 2 people. I realize this is much more expensive than others may spend on three meals. We tend to eat out a lot and we are in the Bay Area. We can easily spend that on one meal out and not a fancy one. Even a kid's meal at a restaurant here is almost $10. I feel like we spend a lot at the grocery store for home cooking, too, due to not all ingredients getting used, specialty items, etc. Blue Apron came out much cheaper than what we spend normally on dinners and it gets me cooking healthy meals at home. 

So, yeah, I will definitely be using them again. Not every week, but when we are looking for a change in meals and when the hubby is home. It will make for some nice dinners at home.

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  1. Hum. I've not heard of that service, probably because I'm in a small town. The dishes look wonderful and seems like a great idea.

  2. That sounds like a good deal.. Nice meal, love the chicken satay.


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