Good morning! Today I’m sharing a meal that we made for my parents along with an awesome discount from Blue Apron below! My mom also has a few things to talk with you about at the end of this post. This post is sponsored by Blue Apron!
Our favorite delivery showed up on Halloween in a refrigerated box! It was full of farm fresh-ingredients in all of the right proportions ready for us to cook up a delicious meal for my parents.
If I do my math right, my mom has made me 7,124 dinners over the span of my life. It has been really fun lately now that the tables have turned and we get to have them over for dinner a time or two each week. November and December are the perfect time to focus on family and show others why we love and appreciate them! My mom (and dad… he makes the best pancakes on the planet) have shown me they love me so many times by cooking a delicious meal for me. It’s so great to take a moment and show them my love by making them dinner. My parents have always been such great examples to me of making dinner together as a family an extremely important part of the day—> After a good meal we leave the table mentally, physically and socially full. I love being able to provide that for my people too.
We knew that my parents would love the Sweet & Savory Sesame Chicken with Vegetables & Jasmine Rice from Blue Apron. We were so excited to have them over.
PS another bonus of our house now= Skye can snack in her high chair or crawl all over the main living space while we cook and we can see her the entire time.
This meal only took us 20 minutes to prepare (all of the meals from Blue Apron can be prepared in 40 minutes or less)! The faster I can get food into my stomach the better.
My parents came over right when the meal was ready. The girls were thrilled to see them! It’s so nice living so close to them now.
Andrew was showing off his skills that he learned from being a server at the Pasta Factory for many years (St George readers, have you been there?).
Blue Apron makes it easy to make quick and delicious chef-designed recipes at home and impress my parents:) They offer a huge selection of recipes and they are always adding new dishes to their menu each week. I love being able to try new and exciting meals at home and getting out of our normal food ruts.
Meal time= the best time to have conversations with the people you love.
Skye is learning a thing or two from Beretta—> Wait patiently below the table for someone to toss you some food.
And a lemon cookie for my mom after the meal because lemon flavored desserts are her absolute favorite!
While we have my mom here for a second, I thought it would be fun to have her share a few things because she is so great. Welcome Hungry Runner Mom:
Hi! Here are some of my favorites and dislikes!
Dinner- I love really good and crispy sweet and sour chicken. I hate refried beans!!!!!
Dessert- Everything, especially lemon!
Candy- I love anything chocolate! Rocky road fudge is fantastic! I will NEVER eat sour or fruity, sticky candy.
Snack- I would eat real buttered popcorn every single day if I could. I do not like spicy hot snacks at all.
Hobby- Some of my hobbies include a French tutor for 2 years, I cut precious gems for many years and now I am hand relief carving wood. I don’t like sewing very much even though I’ve sewed a lot.
Book- Classic- Les Miserables or Anna Karenina, Spiritual- Book of Mormon. I don’t like books or movies that involve any children in peril.
TV- Food Network, Wheel of Fortune or classic sitcoms like Andy Griffith. Nothing too scary because I am a big chicken. (Ex.- After watching Law & Order with my husband, his choice, I was convinced I would be murdered for sure someday! Ha!) I have converted him to Food Network though!!
Exercise- I walk 30 minutes on the treadmill in the morning and do 30 minutes on the stationary bike in the evening. I actually dislike all exercise but like living so I guess I have to.
Pet- Dogs! I love dogs and training them. My most disliked pet was Janae’s psycho bird when she was about 10 years old.
Favorite child- Janae (Yes, she did pay me to say that.)
Thanks for reading!
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Do you have the opinion that desserts must include chocolate or do you consider fruity flavored treats to also be delicious desserts?
Who do you love to cook for?! Who was the last person that you cooked for?
What is usually your favorite meal of the day?
What is your favorite snack?