Monday, March 27, 2017

Hello Fresh!

About a week ago I was reading a blog and heard about Hello Fresh. I had never heard of them before, but the whole concept intrigued me. You get to choose meals, fresh food is delivered to your door and you get to cook it. Plus the best part was she had a code for me to use that got me $40 off my first order. I looked into it and that meant I would pay $20 for 3 meals. I figured it was worth a go! I was able to select the 3 meals from the 7 they featured that week. I wanted to pick the steak dinner, but that was considered a premium meal so that would have been a little extra. I didn't want to spend more than $20 though. 

You get to select what day of the week you'd like your meals delivered. I chose today (Monday) since I knew I was going to be gone this last weekend and it would be awesome to have meals ready to go without me having to put much thought into it. 

Around noon I heard a knock at the door so I went to the door and there was this lovely looking box. I was so excited to open it! 

There was some fun looking insulated material inside the box to keep it all cool. 

The next thing I pulled out were the 3 recipe cards. When I say cards it's not like a Hallmark Card...these are like cookbook sized sturdy cards. 

The back of the card has all the step by step instructions with pictures. There is also an area on the side that lists out all the kitchen supplies you will need like a large bowl, wisk, aluminum foil...etc.

Under the cards were the three meals all organized in there own box!!! 

There was also this interesting cardboard cut out that had some facts about kitchen knives. 

After I took out the 3 meal boxes there were these bad boys!!! Two giant blocks of ice!! I loved this! I'm a homemaker, but a lot of people work. There is no chance your food would go bad with these in that nice insulated box. And you better believe I stuck those in my freezer because I just know they will come in handy down the road. 

Under the giant blocks of ice was the meat for our meals. At first I was thinking my goodness that is pretty small, but then I remembered they are only meant to serve 2 people. I decided not to get family meals because honestly the kids probably wouldn't touch civilized food with a 10 foot pole. I'm just going to make them something easy on the nights Michael and I get to enjoy this yumminess! 

The first box I opened was for the Wasabi Lime Salmon. I've never eaten Bok Choy before....that I know of that is. I've most definitely never cooked with it before. I tried to pick recipes that took me a little out of my comfort zone. I like to be stretched when it comes to cooking and I felt like this was a pretty safe way to do it. 

Everything except the kitchen tools is included....even this cute little thing of mayonnaise! 

The garlic cloves were already peeled and this little fish holds the soy sauce! So cute!!! 

The next box was for Pan-Seared Chicken with Herbs De Provence. I chose this one because of the herbs. I remember watching the food network and hearing about this spice, but I have never tried it. Also the recipe has Farro and I've never tried that before either. It will be fun to give it a go!

The last box was for Roasted Pork Tenderloin. This is not outside my comfort zone at all. This is probably something I would try if I saw the recipe online, but it looked really yummy...especially the citrus roasted potatoes. 

Here are the cute boxes all lined up in my frig. I was planning on cooking the salmon first because of the bok choy....I didn't imagine that would stay fresh super long. Then when I put them in the frig I noticed that black says on it...Make First! Love it! 

One of the things that I really like about this is now I have the recipe cards. If we do really enjoy some of these I can just add them into our normal meals. It's also really easy to pause your shipment if you want to skip a week. That's what I've done for next week. I only had to pay $20 this week, but now the normal weekly price will be $60. That's a bit much for us. I just mainly wanted to try it out. I will post an update after I actually cook it and eat it to tell you what I think about it! 

They did give me a coupon code to pass on. So if you are interested in saving $40 and getting 3 really nice meals for only $20 just click on this link....Hello Fresh

Just to be clear Hello Fresh did not pay me for writing this post...they only provided me with the code. I just like to share cool stuff!