Happy Wednesday! It’s the beginning of a new month (and one of the best months in my opinion… I’m going to be turning 31 and it is also my first birthday ever with Andrew). I’ve got my first race of the year this month. I’m going to be sharing with you some delicious meals along with some of our dinner table conversation that we have with the kids. I need to hear your answers to their questions! This post is sponsored by Blue Apron and I’ve got an awesome deal for you today towards the end of the post!
The first question that the kids asked when they saw the refrigerated box at the front door was if the box contained presents for them… I replied, “nope, this is a box of deliciousness for me and dad but we will share;)”
Blue Apron allows you to make some delicious recipes at home. They deliver ALL of the farm-fresh ingredients right to your doorstep in all of the right proportions. PS Blue Apron also now offers an awesome recycling program that you can read about here! They are also developing a sustainable food system that you can read about here!
The first meal that we tried was the Beef Tacos & Radish Salsa with Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges.
No trips to the grocery store for ingredients makes me very excited… especially while it is 2 degrees outside.
If sweet potatoes are included in a meal, you know I’m going to be a happy human and trying a spicy version was amazing.
The heat from the serrano pepper on the sweet potatoes was so good (along with some lime juice and a bit of sugar and melted cheese). The tacos were perfect and I loved the créme fraîche that we put on each tortilla along with the beef and radish salsa. So good.
For our second meal from Blue Apron we made Orange & Mirin-Glazed Cod with Warm Barley & Broccoli Salad. Each meal comes with all of the nutritional information. When I saw 38 grams of protein and 18 grams of fiber per serving I was pretty excited about that.
For those of you that read my blog 5 years ago, do you remember how I ate broccoli at pretty much every meal? Well, I don’t eat it nearly as much as I used to but I still love the green stuff.
And the beautiful finished product. Blue Apron offers two types of plans, the 2-Person Plan and Family Plan. Andrew and I switch off between the two but lately we’ve been getting the 2-Person Plan and either eat it after the kids go to bed (and call it a date) or just make them something quick to eat with us at the table. All of the meals from Blue Apron can be prepared in 40 minutes or less which is perfect for us.
I LOVED every component of this meal but especially the cara cara orange sweetness with the different bites. Add that to some barley, broccoli, cod and almonds = heaven.
The third and final meal that I made was the West African Peanut Chicken with Sautéed Kale & Rice. I get excited if my favorite brand of peanut butter is included (yay Wild Friends)!
Just adding some delicious coconut milk to a peanut butter mixture that went on the chicken…
Sneaking in on one of the plates of food while I was taking a picture of the other one:)
Andrew was pretty happy to finish up painting and come right out to a delicious meal hot and ready last Saturday night. Blue Apron has SO many different recipes and they are always adding new dishes to their menu each week. I have tried so many different recipes and types of foods through them over the last 1.5+ years of eating Blue Apron meals. You can check out all of their recipes HERE! They get me out of that rut I get into way too often:) Also, this was my first time eating kale and loving it;)
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Now for a round of WOULD YOU RATHER. Andrew and I have played this game randomly while on road trips in the past. After a few times the kids picked up on this game and now they love playing it while we are eating dinner together.
I think Beretta enjoys joining in on the game too.
I have 10 would you rather questions and I’d love for you to answer any of them if you would like to!
*Would you rather feel like you are always tired or always feel like you slept WAY too much?
*Would you rather eat ONLY sweet foods for the rest of your life or ONLY savory foods for the rest of your life?
*Would you rather run without a sports bra or without shoes?
*Would you rather only eat soggy cereal or crunchy cereal?
*Would you rather be an Olympian for the marathon or for shorter distances at the track?
* “Would you rather eat a whole jar of peanut butter or a whole jar of Nutella?“ -This one and the two below are from Andrew.
* “Would you rather run outside when it is really cold or really hot?”
* “Would you rather be able to fly or breathe under water?” This is one that Andrew and I debate often because he would choose to breathe under water and I would love to be able to fly… maybe that is why I try to run fast;)
* “Would you rather eat cupcakes with pink sprinkles or donuts with purple sprinkles? “ -This one is from Brooke
* “Would you rather be a police officer or a banker?“ -This one is from Knox
Answer away… I cannot wait to hear your responses ( I’ll read your responses to the kid’s questions to them:)!