Blue Apron: Week 1

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I’ve been dying to try out Blue Apron for a while, but was always hesitant to make portions for two for one person.  Now that we’re a household of two, I took Matt’s birthday as an opportunity to try it out.  Matt likes to cook for us, but we always have trouble deciding what to eat– perfect solution, right?

The first thing I learned: Blue Apron is a lot of food.  It doesn’t seem like a lot– three meals a week, but when the delivery arrives on Monday and we’re off to a beach weekend Friday, that necessitates Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for cooking nights.

The first dish we tries was the Steakhouse Salmon which was accompanied by potatoes and green beans.  We never make fish, so we were both excited to try this out.  It probably took us the longest to prepare, simply because we were getting used to Blue Apron.  I spent a lot of time picking thyme leaves while Matt seemingly did the rest of the cooking.  The vegetable selection was Matt’s favorite… who can complain about potatoes?

We were in a groove the next night for the Spicy Miso-Glazed Chicken Wings.  We had a lot of down time to prep while the rice simmered and the chicken wings were in the oven.  This recipe said it served three, but we split it in half.  We ate the chicken wings easily, but did have leftover zucchini-cucumber salad, which I prepared in its entirety– yay, I can do things!

Finally, the Seared Pork Chops & Fig Compote was incredibly easy to prepare and we both agreed it was out favorite dish.  It was the sautéed kale & farro salad that sealed the deal for me– I literally couldn’t get enough of this simple salad!  That’s what I love about Blue Apron so far– we’re getting ideas that we otherwise wouldn’t have come up with.

I’m excited to get our delivery tonight & try out another week of cooking!  Have you tried Blue Apron or a similar delivery service?  What did you think?

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