Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Hello Fresh?

Yup, Hello Fresh has entered our home. It was a gift from my employer. I picked out 3 meals and just like that they ended up at our door.

I have avoided this type of meal planning for some time. I felt the cost was too high. 3 meals cooked at home for $69.00?

But as this is 2020, if we had been able to eat out this year, 3 meals for $69.00 would be quite the bargain.

The whole presentation reminded me of the Easy-Bake Oven. No, I did not have an Easy Bake-Oven but my cousin Ellie did. The packaging was cute. Little containers of just enough of everything. The quality of the meat and vegetables was exceptional. 

Now down to dinner. The first meal we made was the Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin. The meal came together in 30 minutes. The trick is to have all the ingredients ready to go. The recipe was very easy to follow. What would I change? Use less pepper for the coating and roast the Brussel Sprouts at 375˚. Also not a huge fan of sour cream in the Mashed Sweet Potatoes, but that's just me. 

Next up was the Golden Chicken Schnitzel. Now, this we really liked. This too came together quickly, better for a work night dinner than the Beef Tenderloin was. We just really liked this one a lot. I loved the idea of the sour cream coating the chicken before adding the bread crumbs. And the Creamy Dijon Sauce was delicious!

We have one more but we froze the beef for that one. The Gouda Vibes Burger will be made later in the month.

So once you sign up you are in. You can do this every week or once a month.  Each box is about $69.00, plus shipping. You can pick whatever schedule you would like. I am not going for the once a week plan. I may do this once a month, kind of like a treat. It could take the place of eating out. But not sure yet... Stay tuned...

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