My blogging has lacked a lot to be desired lately. Forgive me friends. Perhaps spring will blow some inspiration my way and awaken my inner blogger. Lord knows there is so much I want to share. It just seems that nightly homework, writing assignments, and remembering to take out the recycling bin each Wednesday has been keeping me crazy biz.
BUT I had so many of you ask and message me about a recent pic I posted on Facebook, that I knew I had to whip up this post. When I find something amazing, I have to share it!
Remember those words. Hello Fresh. I'm hooked ya'll.
So here is the skinny.
Hello Fresh is a New York based food delivery company that has just recently expanded their services to us folks in the Midwest. The Hello Fresh chefs create easy-to-make recipes that are both interesting and delicious, and along with a nutritionists, make sure they are part of a balanced and varied diet. Each week they send you a selection of five tasty recipes to choose from so you can pick the meals you want to make. This way you know what you’re getting and can plan ahead for your other dishes! They'll source high-quality and fresh produce for you, and introduce you to ingredients that you won’t find in your local supermarket. And they even play your personal sous-chef too, sending you ingredients measured out to the exact amounts you need.
Now comes the best part...
Hello Fresh will deliver your recipes and ingredients to your door every week, free of charge. EEEEK! Recipes typically take only 30 minutes or less and don't require fancy equipment. You can order a box that includes 3 meals or 5. Each meal serves 2 people but in all reality it is more like 3. Anyone can cook with HelloFresh. Really. Anyone.
So here is what I was thinking...
We had try it. And so we did. I signed up and picked my three meals: Chicken Quinoa Stew, Potato Crusted Fish with Fennel Salad, and Sesame Beef Pasta.
Everything was amazingly fresh, bagged, and labeled well so we knew exactly which meal each ingredient went with.
How gorgeous are these recipe cards?
The finished product? All I can say is OMG. Yes. OMG.
Yummy steak, fresh tomatoes and asparagus, scallions, fresh garlic, tossed with pasta, sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds, and lots of spices. Delightful!
As you can see, the portions were huge. The flavors were amazing. It was beyond our expectations. And you know what else? It was so darn fun to make! Mondo Mia and I had a blast cooking together. Oh and wait, we still have two more meals left to make later this week! Did someone say stay-at-home date night? I think so.
Ok so let's get to the meat.
- A 3 meal box is $49 when you use the coupon code MJRKJK at checkout. This code will net you a $20 discount.
- That breaks down to $16 per complete dinner, or about $5.50 per plate if you feed three at each meal. You can't buy a large value meal at McDonald's for that!
- You don't have to order a box each week. You can pause or cancel at any time so you are never obligated. For us, this is ideal to order once or twice a month so we can try some new dishes with ease.
- The cost of each meal breaks down to less than what we would spend dining out, and comparable to what we would spend if we had to buy all the items at the store.
- The variety and uniqueness of items is amazing.
- The recipe kits are so detailed and easy to use!
- IT COMES TO YOUR FRONT DOOR!
Visit Hello Fresh here and see what all of the fuss is about! And don't forget to use the code MJRKJK at checkout to get $20 off your box!
We whipped up our second dish from our debut box and it just keeps getting better! The meal included potato crusted fish, a cranberry and fennel salad, and roasted potatoes. AMAZZZZING! Mondo Mia is really getting into this concept. In fact, we are feeling quite spoiled :) P.s...I tried to get artistic with my iPhone and take an ultra light photo. The jury is still out as far as if this worked or not.
Choices for next week's box look lovely...glazed salmon anyone?
$49 gets you started! Visit Hello Fresh here and see what all of the fuss is about! And don't forget to use the code MJRKJK at checkout to get $20 off your box!