Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Our meals in a box

Enjoying reading my nook. Bill took this cause he thinks it is funny the way I scrunch up to read. Also that I cover my feet with my blanket. With the AC and the ceiling fan running my feet got cold and started to cramp. Hate that. So I have to cover them up. 
 Spent part of the morning working on the t-shirt quilt. Have it mostly laid out now, the middle row is almost done.  Took that row over to the RV to make sure it would fit cross ways. Perfect, just enough room left to put on a border. It will take me a while to make cause I'm having to use my brain to figure out how to piece it. You can see the middle row has a lot of piecing in it. The block on the left is four pieces. The one next to it four pieces plus sashing. The middle one is just one big piece, the one next to it has sashing around all edges. And so forth. 
 Today our meals in a box arrived from Hello Fresh. Got here about 2:30 - delivered by FedEx. I was surprised by how heavy the box was. It came in a good sturdy cardboard box. 
 Opening up the box. Lots of insulating foil around everything.
 Looking down into the box. The recipes are on top, then a piece of insulation. 
 Took out recopies and raised insulation. The white bag on the right is an ice pack. Still frozen solid. The meals are in the brown bags. 
 Billl being excited that he will be getting a meal tonight. 
Just a piece of the packaging.
 The three meals. The chicken and steak came separately. Two chicken meals one steak meal. The vegetables and other ingredients are in the bags. 
Recipe cards included.
 Chicken Orzo Dinner - includes zucchini, tomato, Italian seasoning, orzo pasta, chicken breasts, fresh mozzarella, lemon, parsley, panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. 
 This is Buttered Up Steak - contains sirloin steak, yukon gold potatoes, garlic, parsley, green beans, dijon mustard 
 And we are having this tonight. Honey mustard chicken: chicken breasts, red onion, zucchini, sweet potatoes, garlic, honey, whole grain mustard, white wine vinegar, and parsley.
 The still frozen ice packets from the box. 
 The recipe, gives you info on what utensils you'll need i.e., baking sheet, medium, bowl medium pan, olive oil [only ingredient not included] Then step by step directions. Even suggests a wine. 
 And nutritional info - if you care. 
We got these three meals for two people for the introductory offer of $30. Mainly I was curious - and we get the benefit of me having to cook at least three nights - a real meal.  
All ready to be cooked. The only thing that didn't come with it is the salt, pepper and a little olive oil to coat vegetables and to add to marinade. Red onion, zucchini and sweet potato - cooked in oven. Chicken in honey, mustard, garlic and olive oil. Seared in pan then put in oven. 
 All done about 40 minutes later. One scale of 1 to 10 - a 10, even Bill had second helpings. And there are enough leftovers for my lunch tomorrow.  On serving platter. I didn't need to use all the parsley I guess. 
Tomorrow night we have the steak and potatoes. With the price we paid - about $5 for one person. I'd never cook this on my own - never thought about sweet potatoes with zucchini and onions!  So far so good. 


SandyM said...

I have wondered about the Hello Fresh meals having received the $30.00 coupons with items I have ordered on line. May have to consider trying them just for a change. They do sound good. Will look forward to how you find the next two dinners.

Jackie McGuinness said...

What an excellent idea for you two!

Carol and Bill said...

I like it. Fixing something different any way. And so far good.

Carol and Bill said...

I've been pleasantly surprised with the quality and taste. Might order more.