nikkisee, bride to be!

Well, blog readers, I have an exciting announcement: I’m engaged!


Matt and I got engaged last Wednesday and we couldn’t be happier!  He completely surprised me on the anniversary of the day we met.  Thoughtful as ever, he made sure the moment was captured on video.

So, get ready for some wedding planning on this blog!

Blue Apron: Week 3


On third (and final trial) week of Blue Apron, we picked what we would get.  You only get to pick from a group of 6 options, and they blank out some as you pick, as only some combinations are available.  We tried:

Spicy Hoisin Turkey Meatballs – I’ll tell you, this little Italian had so much fun making meatballs.  Boyfriend wasn’t sure about the combination of meatballs and rice, but I think the flavor profile lent itself to rice just fine.

Black Garlic Shoyu Ramen – This one took a bit of time to make, but it smelled amazing to develop the black garlic flavor in the broth.  The soft boiled eggs, my favorite part of any ramen, were paired with a delicious sea salt.  We’ve already repeated these eggs with the remaining salt.

Seared Steak & Spiced Potatoes – This is pretty much goals when I want a home-cooked meal.  We haven’t had great luck with cooking our potatoes, mainly because a “medium dice” comes out different every time we do it.  We did manage to cook the steak to our liking, and the combination was perfect– I was super happy to have snap peas alongside.

Since we’re away a lot in July, we’re putting our meals on hold to maybe try a few more in August.  I do have three free meals to give away, so leave me a comment with your email address if you’d like an invite!