Vadouvan Spiced Lamb Burgers were surprisingly good! And while I've fried zucchini before, I've never used bread crumbs. This was a great meal!
Chicken Milanese was actually pretty similar to one of my go-to recipes, but I liked this twist on it. And I cheated and served the corn as a side instead of putting in the salad!
This was the first meal: Cod & Miso Soba Noodles. I wrote about it before, but I really liked this one. James didn't really care for it, but he did eat it.
Steak and roasted potatoes was probably my favorite ones, but it's also one that I've made before prior to Blue Apron.
So if I really liked the meals, why am I going to cancel my Blue Apron subscription? There are a few reasons.
1. Meals are a little too foodie for my husband. He's a meat and potatoes kinda guy, and something like Cod and Miso Noodles is a stretch for him. He'll eat it, but I don't think he really enjoys it. And for $60 a week, I want us both to enjoy it!
2. Our schedule is too random. James is never home at the same time every day, and often he runs out right before dinner to run a fire call. The fish dishes do NOT reheat or stay warm well, and we didn't even cook one of the meals in the last box because we weren't both home enough that week.
3. It always takes longer than the recipe says. Not much, sometimes only 10 minutes. But even though I work from home now, I still don't like spending an hour on dinner three times a week. That's too much time for a call to come in and pull James away!
So is Blue Apron worth it? If you have a regular schedule and don't mind interesting meals, then absolutely! And maybe we will try it again someday. But for now, it just isn't working. Don't worry Blue Apron. It isn't you, it's me.
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