After Thanksgiving, I was so happy to see a Blue Apron delivery arrive at our front door! We were all out of leftovers from Friendsgiving and we had a busy few days ahead of us, so it definitely made dinnertime easier for us, especially since I hadn’t gone grocery shopping yet. Never heard of Blue Apron? Here’s what it’s all about!
Blue Apron delivers all the farm-fresh ingredients you need, right to your doorstep, in exactly the right proportions. There are no trips to the grocery store needed and no waste from unused ingredients. Basically, you order your meals online (there’s a huge selection and Blue Apron adds new recipes every week) and then they’re shipped for free right to your front door. (Your recipes are delivered in a refrigerated box so ingredients will stay fresh even if you’re not at home when your package arrives.) You just need to cook them up, which, of course, is the best part!
Blue Apron offer two types of plans: The 2-Person Plan and Family Plan:
- The 2-Person Plan will set you up with one delivery a week, each with three inventive meals for two. Each week, the culinary team creates six new recipes for this plan, and you will be sent a curated menu of three recipes based on your dietary preferences.
- The Family Plan is perfect for feeding a family of four. With this plan you can opt to receive one or two deliveries per week, each delivery consisting of two meals to be served family-style.
Blue Apron now ships to most of the country and there’s no commitment””you can skip or cancel the service at any time””which makes it a wonderful gift for the holidays, especially for the special someone in your life who enjoys food and cooking. Speaking of gifts, here’s an awesome discount offer from Blue Apron: The first 100 readers will get two free meals on their first Blue Apron order! Just click here to sign up!
And, if you haven’t heard already, Blue Apron offers a recycling program! There are two ways to recycle Blue Apron packaging: Use the recycling locator to find recycling options in your community or return your packaging for free to Blue Apron via USPS. Learn more here!
This week’s menu was definitely a good one! First up was Spiced Pork, Squash & White Bean Soup with Lacinato Kale & Sage-Walnut Pesto. I know, right? It was easily my favorite meal of the week and tasted awesome as leftovers!
In honor of Thanksgiving, Blue Apron created an inspired dish with butternut squash, sage, and walnuts. To thicken the soup and give it some serious staying power, they added ground pork and cannellini beans. The end results was a satisfying soup with rich flavor and texture. I also loved that this recipe was a one-pan meal, which made cooking it especially quick and easy!
Up next was Cavatappi Mac & Cheese with Purple Top Turnip & Kale, which was a wonderfully comforting dish with an extra punch of veggies.
Mal isn’t a fan of turnip, so I nixed it from the dish. (I ended up roasting it with some fresh rosemary from Blue Apron and then adding it to a rice bowl for lunch.) The savory flavors of cheddar, Parmesan, and rich bÃ©chamel sauce in this mac & cheese were incredible! Even Mr. Picker Eater himself liked this dish! His response: “Mmm… cesssssss!” (<— How Quinn says “cheese.”)
And, finally, we enjoyed Roasted Cornish Game Hen with Rosemary Baguette Stuffing. The stuffing was made by toasting a fresh baguette in the oven and then mixing it with carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and a demi-glace. It was awesome.
Giveaway time! Here’s your chance to win a 11″ Toxic-Free CTX Nonstick Pan from Scanpan! And, guys, it’s quite piece of kitchen equipment! Listen to this: It’s nonstick, heavy-duty, and toxicant-free. It heats evenly and its patented ceramic titanium coating stands up to utensils (yes, even metal!). And, best of all, it’s easy to clean. Love that. Basically, it’s everything you want in a pan and you definitely want it as part of your cooking repertoire! One (1) lucky CNC reader will win this Scanpan!
Blue Apron now offers all kinds of kitchen products in their marketplace, including knives and prep tools to cooking and bakeware. They even sell cookbooks and wine! The marketplace is definitely worth a look, especially if you’re shopping for a special foodie in your life!
Ok, here are the giveaway details!
Rules to enter:
1) Visit Blue Apron to check out their recipes.
2) Choose the recipe that you would love to try the most.
3) Comment back on this post with the name of that recipe.
I will randomly pick one (1) winner next Tuesday to win the Scanpan. Good luck!
*Open to continental US residents only
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