the husband + I have been indulging in blue apron fresh delivery meals for a few months now. they ship all of the ingredients for three two-person meals right to your front door. weekly, if you choose. you arrive home to a box on your doorstep, open the door, and say “honey, I went grocery shopping”. the perks: you can easily skip weeks. if we’re traveling or have a lot of social plans, I click “skip delivery” on that week. or if it’s not in the budget, skip! they make it really easy. you can also pick from six meal options. (they have family-style too). we pay $59.94 for each delivery. (I estimate we spend about that on 3 not-as-good meals anyway. #justified). this isn’t an every week thing for us, but it is really neat + we’ve enjoyed it. so I wanted to share what a recipe looks like ..
how to make dinner when you refuse to go to the grocery store.
besides the initial, we have ingredients delivered right to our door + fool-proof recipe cards to follow. I love that we can make the recipe over + over. it’s ours to keep. even if I have to shop for the ingredients myself. we’ve had countless blue apron dinners, where we take the first bite + look right at each other. we both get these “oh my gosh” faces. and we know we have a keeper. these thai chicken burgers will absolutely be made again. (they are so good).
besides the full recipes, you learn really neat cooking tips from them. maybe not mind-blowing things, but ways to alter your own home-cooking for the better. for example, I make my own croutons for our salads. before we’d skip or buy them. now, I buy fresh bread from our local bakery. I cut it into crouton-sized chunks, drizzle with olive oil, season + cook in the oven. easy enough, right? but it was never an automatic step for me. (to buy them was). now it is.