One of the many things I am really stoked about for married life is having dinner as a family every night together at home (along with some eating out together too). Growing up my mom always made dinner for us and eating together was the norm. I’m excited to have that with our new little family too. Andrew loves to cook (I like cooking but baking is my favorite) so we will be having some really good meals up ahead together (even though our kids can be really picky eaters;)
Blue Apron will definitely make appearances for many of our meals together at home over the years. Brooke knows that when we get our refrigerated box full of ingredients (everything is farm-fresh and delivered in the exact right proportions) that I’m going to be in a really good mood—> thesse boxes mean I don’t have to go to the grocery store and that I have some really delicious meals up ahead for us. It also means that I am going to get out of my normal cooking rut of using 4 ingredients and try brand new recipes and cuisines.
We started off with making the Za’atar-Spiced Fennel & Farro Salad (with English Peas, Pea Tips & Pomegranate Molasses) and this meal ended up being both of our favorite from this delivery (ps you can get the 2-person or family plan but we went with the 2-person plan so the ingredients below are from that plan).
Brooke made sure to sample the peas to make sure they would be good for our salads;)
This dish was SUPER filling and the feta cheese on top and the cooked fennel (oh and the sunflower seeds and pomegranate molasses) were my favorite parts of the salad. Total win in our books and Andrew’s first experience with Blue Apron was a total success.
Gnocchi is one of those things that I ALWAYS order if it is on the menu at a restaurant. I love the soft pillowy goodness that is gnocchi and the fact that this recipe came with pesto and asparagus—> I was all in.
I’ve told you that Andrew is also a runner (ummm he has done an IRONMAN before.. amazing) and so both of us are hungry runners and when we want dinner… we want dinner. Blue Apron meals never take me longer than 30-40 minutes from start to finish which makes me very happy because I don’t want to be spending hours in the kitchen before actually eating dinner. Hangry is not good for anyone involved.
My first time making pesto… I felt like a big deal:)
The capers added a kick and the spinach and asparagus gave us a ton of veggies in our meal.
PS any other Angels fans? They are his absolute favorite.
For the third and final meal from this delivery I made Crispy Catfish and Yuzu-Kosho Udon. I was a little nervous about the catfish at first but it tasted super good especially with the ponzu sauce (my FAVORITE) and udon noodles.
Definitely a new to me ingredient—> the Yuzu Kosho was added into the broth of this dish.
Brooke added the spice blend and green scallions on top!
She didn’t try the catfish but she went crazy for the noodles and snap peas! I love how Blue Apron gets us cooking and eating dinner together at home.
PS If you didn’t already know, you can get all of your pro cooking tools from Blue Apron Market—> they offer everything from kitchen drawer sets to knives to cutting boards. My cooking world was changed with these knives… they have made prepping ingredients a million times easier.
The first 50 readers will get two free meals on their first Blue Apron order—> GO HERE to get the deal!!! Try it out, there is no commitment (you can skip or cancel at any time) and they are CONSTANTLY adding new dishes to their menu every week to try out. You can check out their recipes here too!
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What was the last really delicious thing that you made at home?
Do you prefer cooking or baking more?
What are some things that you ALWAYS order at a restaurant if they have it on the menu?
What’s YOUR run today looking like?