Hey, hey, hey! Happy Friday!
The last thing I shared with you was all the stress I have been carrying around with me. One of the ways I thought I could relieve a little stress was to take out the planning and shopping for my dinners. Grocery shopping is usually something I love to do. I would rather wander around a Trader Joe's or Kowalski's than shop at a mall or Target. I just haven't had the motivation to come up with new meals to cook so I've either been eating out (a lot) or I'll just throw in something frozen and binge on ice cream. No bueno!
I came across a ridiculous deal for $35 off my first order of Home Chef so I jumped in and signed up. This is not a sponsored post, just an amazing deal I found and a way for me to make my life a little easier.
My first box was delivered this week with two meals, Parisian Bistro Chicken and Thyme and Rosemary Roasted Pork Tenderloin. All for just $14.80!
When I opened the box, everything was clearly labeled and bundled up according to which meal it belonged to. You also receive an ingredient/recipe card that is three hole punched that you can keep and put in your Home Chef binder that your box comes with.
I made the Parisian Bistro Chicken and was very happy with the outcome. I had never heard of dauphinoise potatoes, but if you know me and my love for all things potatoes, you'll know that I loved the creamy sauce and crunchy cheesy topping. I'll definitely make them again when I want to treat myself to something a little indulgent.
The directions were very easy to follow, and maybe it was me being on the edge of hangry, but it used one too many pots for my liking. I like to stick to two pots or pans per meal. My kitchen also has horrible ventilation so I was battling the smoke detectors that would not let me cook in peace. Arg!
The key to any successful meal is reading the recipe all the way through so you can be prepared, especially when cooking multiple components at a time. The prep instructions and timing in the directions was spot on. Considering you are first boiling the potatoes to soften them before cooking them in the oven, then cooking chicken on the stove, partially in a sauce, and making the carrots. Everything came out of the oven and off the stove at the right time to leave me with a delicious and hot meal.
I'm looking forward to making the pork tenderloin and broccoli mash this weekend☺