May 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm #687220
I wouldn’t do it for when you don’t have time to cook. The recipes aren’t *fast.* I think meal prepping in advance is your better option.May 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm #687221
I like the idea behind Blue Apron, but a former co-worker of mine told me that the recipes he tried took for-ev-er. He’s a seasoned cook, so it wasn’t because he was fumbling around in the kitchen. In any case, I’m not sure if that’s the norm for their recipes, but that’s the reason it doesn’t appeal to me.
@ktfran Have you tried Snap Kitchen? I actually really like them for when I am too busy to cook or don’t have anything at home to throw together quickly, but don’t want to eat restaurant food. They have options to fit many dietary needs (paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc.), which I like. There’s one right by my gym and it’s such a problem.May 17, 2017 at 3:49 pm #687222
I do a lot of meal prep on Sundays. I usually roast a chicken, maybe make a lasagna if the mood strikes and more. The best thing for me has been the chicken. I make salads, sandwiches, wraps or just eat it with some veggies. Saves me a ton of time during the week and ensures I have some healthy options in my fridge so I won’t just reach for junk. I usually steam some veggies on Sunday as well. Then I chop up my veggies for my breakfasts and put them in a container so I can just grab it and make it easily.May 17, 2017 at 3:57 pm #687223
Blue Apron is starting to be a thing where I am but I haven’t tried it. I take a ton of cooking classes, so I tend to try the recipes from the classes until we get tired of them. 🙂
For the last 2 months, it has been Asian food (Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Korean), now I’m working on Greek food then on to Mexican food. I’ll probably focus on Asian food and dabble in the others because the Asian culture tends to view food much more holistically than Westerners do. That and I love the Asian market in my area, they have stuff that I never knew existed so it’s always an amazing experience for me.
All of that cooking does take a ton of time so I have to plan, and do a lot prep but my kids are happy and they invite their friends over to eat. So I know where they are and I get to meet a lot of their friends. The kitchen has become the center of our house.
I also will bake stuff to take to work or give to family members so I get to work on the technique but don’t have to eat all of that food.May 17, 2017 at 4:07 pm #687224
I’ve done Blue Apron and I really like it. I just switched to Home Chef though because they have a low carb option, and the meals you pick are way more flexible, and there are a lot more options. I get my first one this week, so we’ll see how it is!May 17, 2017 at 4:09 pm #687225
Good to know about these other services too.May 17, 2017 at 4:49 pm #687227
Oh, when we come home from traveling, we’re usually too busy to run to the store after work plus cook dinner. By doing both, we wouldn’t be eating until 8:30 or so after a full day of work. If we take out one of those… the store… cooking wouldn’t be a problem. Enter, a food service! Dinner by 7:30! It also takes away the planning I’d need to run to the store and buy things to make for a few meals.
On normal weeks, I buy and prep food on Sunday’s. And maybe cook a big pot of something for lunches. Unfortunately when we occasionally visit my family downstate, we take Amtrak and our only option is to get home at 10:00 pm on a Sunday. They need a mid day train.
And @copa, I’ll have to check it out. THANKS!May 18, 2017 at 8:06 am #687292
OK. I’m baffled. What does finsta mean? Fake insta?May 18, 2017 at 8:18 am #687293
Yeah, it’s something the kids are doing. Like if you have a public insta with hundreds or thousands of followers, you have to have a private finsta too, just for your closest associates.May 18, 2017 at 8:29 am #687295
Never knew 31 was so old. Haha!
I’m now updated on the hip lingo of probably 5 minutes ago. 🙂May 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm #687591
I just followed Kate’s Finsta! So many delicious drinks! I go out and get a drink like that maybe once a week…twice if it’s a busy weekend. Haha. Usually I drink wine at home with my dog next to me.
Kate, if I may say so, you have amazing skin!May 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm #687592
Thanks! I’m basically preserved in alcohol and chemicals.