Easier Weeknight Dinner with Blue Apron
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Stop the weeknight dinner madness! Learn why this mom never stresses over that famous 5 o’clock question, “Mom, what’s for dinner?”
Now as a mom, I get it. When I was growing up, every time I asked my mom “What’s for dinner?”, I’d see this look of frustration come over her face. And I was like, what’s the problem? It’s time to eat and you’re the one who usually feeds us, soooooooo? But now…it’s all so clear. It’s five o’clock, all the people in my house are getting ‘hangry’ and they’re all looking to me to solve their hunger needs in lightening speed. No pressure at all, right moms?
The whole weeknight dinner scramble used to go something like this in my house. I quickly opened the fridge. Looked for options to put together a meal. Still scrambling. I’d find a protein, great! Are there any vegetables? Looking, still looking. Ooooo! I found some – no, no I didn’t. Those have been in the fridge way too long. Dang. Okay. Ummmmm….okay maybe tonight is going to be a vegetarian meal. Breakfast burritos are always a hit. Bummer. Not enough eggs. Now it’s 5:30 – they’re looking even more hungry! I guess breakfast for dinner is still an option cause we do have milk and cereal. UGH!
Man, why does the weeknight dinner have to be so hard?!
But I am happy to tell you, it doesn’t have to be! I have found the answer to take away all the weeknight dinner stress and feed my family delicious meals in under 35 minutes. Blue Apron has solved my week night dinner struggles! And now, the only stress I have with cooking dinner is getting the cork out of the wine bottle. 🙂
If you are new to Blue Apron, it’s a meal delivery service that provides you with fresh, seasonal food to make delicious home cooked meals. You can choose between the 2-person or 4-person plan, and also select how many meals are included in a box each week too. It’s easy to skip weeks if you need to, and you also get to select your meals based on the 11 recipes offered each week.
Basically, it’s a fun and easy way to take the stress of meal planning and grocery shopping off your list! So now that you know a little about Blue Apron, let me tell you why I love it so much.
Squash Recipe Fatigue
I love that I can chose from 11 different meals each week! We usually pick a total of three meals per week. Often I pick one meal that I immediately know that family will love. And then I’ll pick a couple recipes with ingredients that are new to us.
Not only do we get to try new recipes but I also learn how to cook new foods! In the past, I would often cook my go-to meals because they require no-thinking on my part. But the family gets so bored with same meals week after week. That’s why Blue Apron is great for providing us a variety of new meal ideas.
If the family REALLY loves the recipe, I will even save the recipe card so I can make it again in the future. So my new catalog of go-to recipes is actually growing and that my friends – is a great thing!
Convenient and Fast
Another feature that I love about Blue Apron is how fast I can get a meal on the table! It only take me about 35 minutes to get a meal prepared and to my hungry family. And that’s about all the time I have before they become super ‘hangry’!
The reason I can create meals in record speed is because Blue Apron does all the hard work for me. All I do is chop a few items and follow the recipes directions. No wondering if I have all the ingredients or last minute grocery store trips to grab one item. Nope. All I have to do is cook it up!
And you know what I really about my new stress-free week night dinner living? Every time Sebastian asks me what’s for dinner, this is my response: “Look at the recipe card!” Oh yea. No more running to the fridge in a panic. I just flash the card with a huge smile on my face! 🙂
So how does Blue Apron taste? Delicious! And I think one of the big reasons why is because Blue Apron’s chef-designed recipes include specialty sauces and premium ingredients that would be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming for me to make. You think my hungry family is going to wait around for me to make a fancy sauce?! No way! So the quality of the food can’t be beat when it comes to both time, money and taste!
Plus another added bonus, the clean up was way easier. Less dishes to clean is always a win in my book! Last night we made this yummy Hot Honey Crispy Chicken with a side of Dirty Rice and Garlicky Green Beans. It was so good and so easy to cook!
Looky, looky! We got our protein, we got our veggies and I didn’t even have to panic! Once you try Blue Apron, you’ll never want to go back to stressful week night dinners again!
If you want to give Blue Apron a try, click HERE and check out this week’s menu at BlueApron.com to save $60 off your first three boxes.