A Foodie Post!

Chris and I eat out a lot.


Nupa is a favorite on a day off


Hefe Rojo on 2/1 – our attempt to have date nights on the 1st!


In NH we hit an Italian favorite – Bertucci’s


And another NH favorite, delicious sandwiches at Christopher’s!


We brought some Fluff back with us from NH – I see fudge in the future! 

I told Chris that in our 3rd year of marriage I wanted to eat at home more – it’s healthier, it’s cheaper, and it could be fun to cook together!

But it isn’t easy. When we work our long days, we don’t eat much at home except fast breakfasty foods – poached eggs, yogurt, frozen waffles. I’m terribly out of practice with meal planning and prepping. And on days we aren’t working , we are recuperating and don’t want to plan meals or clean up after cooking. (Excuses, excuses.)  So in an effort to try, I signed up for a few food subscription services!  I also heard about a meat counter in a little grocery in Minneapolis that has the best meatloaf, so we picked some of that up and cooked it at Marissa’s for her birthday (read about it here – http://heavytable.com/meatloaf-everetts-foods-meats/)!  Easy peasy!


Wow. Meatloaf from Everett’s Foods with Lingonberry sauce from Ingebretson’s – a delightful combination! Let’s do it again! 

The first subscription service arrived this week. I tried Martha Stewart’s Marley Spoon. Had a great coupon and received 3 recipes in my first shipment.  See below for packaging.


The shipments arrive in Rochester on Tuesdays by FedEx.


Each recipe is packaged in a brown paper bag.


The meats and cold items were under a false floor with ice packs.


The ice packs in question. Anyone need ice packs? Otherwise they are recyclable and I’ll dispose.


The box is lined with this batting material.

The first recipe I made was a Parmesan crusted chicken breast with basmati rice. We didn’t eat the lettuce salad that came with that day but saved it. The second recipe we made was for a Vietnamese style turkey burger with quick carrot and cucumber slaw.

Yum. The prep time was longer than stated, but I am out of practice in the kitchen. It took about an hour for the turkey burgers but that really isn’t too long.  Sunday we will make a broiled beef stir-fry with broccoli and sweet onion.


Portions of butter and parmesan!


The parmesan crusted chicken with rice. Pretty good – a little dry, but could have been the preparer!


The recipe card – it’s important to read before starting!


The bag with fresh carrots, jalepeno, ginger, and cilantro!


The items ready for preparation.


I did get lots of help! He’s not as excited as I am – it’s not his goal, after all!


The finished product – oh my! This was delicious!


Garnishing his sandwich. Delicious quick pickle.

I look forward to more Marley Spoon recipes next week and Hello Fresh! in March.