Last month, I was swamped with work and dinner quickly became deliveries almost every night. I had a hard time carving out time to go grocery shopping, so when my friend Camille offered to give me a free trial of Blue Apron, I immediately said yes. She's ordered from them on and off, as needed, and was able to gift trials.
Each box contains portioned out raw ingredients to create three meals for two people. A box with ice packs to keep your groceries cold arrives every week, unless you opt out for the week.
Each recipe is said to take about 35 minutes to prepare, and that was certainly true of this Sautéed Flounder. Clocking in at 35 minutes from start to finish, this recipe made me feel confident I can cook fish and have it turn out tasty. I'll be making this again, on my own in the future.
Delicious and easy!
The Chorizo Tostadas took a little longer to prep and this one took me about 45 minutes to make. I made a slight mistake with this one, by using the red wine vinegar instead of the Champagne vinegar. Turned out fine though.
Ta da! This one was a bit of a mess to eat, but so good. The portion was on the small side, most likely since the chorizo is so rich in calories, and Blue Apron keeps each serving somewhere between 500-700 calories.
Lastly, the Chicken Pot Pie. I was looking forward to this one the most since I really like chicken pot pies. HOWEVER, this one took me two hours to make. Yes, TWO hours. I was starving by the time it was done and I was really disappointed in how it turned out. It wasn't very good at all.
All the components were there, just not the flavors I was looking for. It wasn't thick, but watery, and the crust didn't come out as nicely as a puff pastry would. A better cook may have made this a success, but it didn't work for me.
Overall, I really liked Blue Apron, especially how all the raw ingredients are portioned out for me so there wasn't food wasted. Will I order again? Yup, and already have!