Too Busy For Cooking

10499208_546872388818948_1318197133_nAgain, my bestie, Meghan, is a rock star. We went to the Clearwater Beach Uncorked event recently, VIP style. One of the MANY things I got in my gift bag was three free meals with Hello Fresh.

Normally my husband and I really don’t fit into these “box” meal types, but I checked out the website and the meals looked delicious, and fits our palate and “flavor profile” we enjoy.

10467734_1696876800592144_1426078660_nI signed up for our first box to be delivered on a Tuesday, since Mondays are normally a wash on motivation to cook, or do anything for that matter.

The first set of meals were:

1736875_1534673596827312_1942596793_nHoney-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Sweet Potatoes and Crispy Green Beans
Mozzarella-Crusted Chicken with Garlic-Roasted Tomatoes and Crispy Potato Wedges
Fusilloni al Forno with Beef, Homemade Marinara, and Fresh Ricotta

12328247_1225325030815505_1303018043_nThe pork tenderloin meal was a winner all around, and the awesome part is, you keep these sturdy recipe cards so you can make it again! The chicken meal was tasty, and I could see making it again. The pasta dish was good, not great.

12729476_1122594764440851_1498419979_nThe negatives are, it’s hard to really hit the mark perfectly three times since you choose from only 5 dishes, and the other two are vegetarian, which doesn’t suit us.

The positives? We really enjoyed trying something new, it’s a nice reset. I won’t opt for this every week.

EASE is a huge plus, I’m a huge fan of mise en place, and you mostly use the same pot and pan every time as well.

12751055_1059093194137625_1344084423_nNo shopping! I am a fan of streamlining errands, and this soothes my worrisome brain of thinking I may have forgotten an ingredient.

All in all, I’m glad we took the chance, and I’ve recommended this to a lot of people!

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