Many evenings after work, I’m too exhausted to manage anything more than a bowl of porridge for dinner.
Since a girl can only eat so much gruel, I decided to try a meal delivery service. For a reasonable price, fresh pre-portioned ingredients and “simple” recipes are delivered to your door. I went with Hello Fresh because I snagged a 55% off coupon when I ordered my new handbag from Hudson’s Bay.
Our box contained the fixings for three vegetarian meals: marinated eggplant in tomato sauce, masala chickpea wraps and veggie quinoa-stuffed peppers.
My Boy and I decided to try the eggplant dish first as it looked like the simplest option of the bunch. An hour (and a couple of glasses of wine) later, we had used every pan in the kitchen and discovered that neither of us love eggplant.
I had an after school appointment the next day, so I asked my Boy to start dinner on his own. I got home 45 minutes after he’d started prepping, expecting dinner to be on the table. He was only part way through step 1 of the recipe. My Boy, who doesn’t like wine, had a glass with me that night!
Since our cooking skills aren’t up to the level of the average Hello Fresh customer, I had to say Good-Bye Fresh.
Hopefully, Walmart will have a sale on oatmeal soon.
Hello Fresh provided a discount code for my friends. If you decide to say Hello Fresh (and you’re more cheffy than me), use the code Nanette1 to save $40 off your first order.