This french dip sandwich was the second meal we had selected from the menu at Hello Fresh. And it was pretty decent, the way the recipe is on it’s own. Though again, next time I would definitely add Montreal steak spice to the meat for more flavour. But the buns were great and my husband put a bit of seasoning into the au jus which helped make the dish. Not sure we would choose this again if we used the delivery service, but we wouldn’t mind trying another recipe some time. Our son did enjoy his deconstructed version as well and in the end that’s all we can ask for ☺️
Been seeing these food delivery subscription sites all over the web and heard about them through friends and family. Decided to try Hello Fresh, as you get 50% off your first week. If you choose to continue, you’d get 3-4 meals picked by you, delivered weekly. For this promo we got the above Turkey Tortilla Pie, Honey and Herb-Crusted Pork with Roasted Broccoli and Potatoes as well as a French Dip Sandwich with Oven Fries.
It says that all these meals take 35mins to prepare and so far the tortilla pie was made in that time frame. But if you have kids constantly taking attention away, I can see how it could take a lot longer. My husband helped with the meal and keeping our son entertained, which made it a lot easier and quicker. The tortilla pie tasted fine, though there were no veggies. Making this on my own, I would definitely bulk this up with veggies. Being that we chose the 4 serving option, not quite sure why it called for a 9×13 baking dish. We got 6 servings out of it instead, though you could easily go to 8 smaller servings.
In the end, would I spend the weekly regular price (3 meals for $139.99/4 servings a week) they ask for the subscription? Probably not. Though I do appreciate that they pick out low or no sodium products as well as organic. But I could just plan these meals out myself and get the ingredients. For a once in a while option it’s all right though and I’ve skipped the next 2 months worth of meals for now.
2018 was a pretty great year for my family, from taking our son to meet the ocean for the first time in Myrtle Beach with his grandparents, to graduating from his Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic as he was born a micro preemie. Makes one feel truly thankful 💕 At this time I’d like to wish all of you a very happy, healthy and fabulous 2019 ahead!! May you create new recipes and memories for yourselves and loved ones 🎉🍾🥂🎊
Today was cool enough to have a hot latte, so I decided to try the Cardamom Latte from Starbucks. It tasted okay and not so sweet with only 1 shot instead of the standard 2 in a grande size. If you like chai tea, you’ll probably enjoy this latte. But if you’re into the sweeter options on the menu, this one may be too tame for you 😉
Was perusing Pinterest before Easter, and of course it was full of Easter treats recipes. One that stood out to me though, were these coconut macaroon nests. For the one and only reason…simplicity!! With only a few ingredients, it was pretty easy for me to decide to try this recipe out. It was the perfect choice to make while our son was having Daddy time playing. I was able to whip them up quickly and the nests were done before his bed time. Instead of melting white chocolate (we’re not much fans of it any way), I hacked it with cookie icing, to stick the eggs to the nests. Not as pretty, but I think I actually, almost nailed it visually LOL For me the recipe made 24, since it seems I put a bit more of the mixture in each mini cupcake holder 😉 They were yummy, though on the much sweeter side. I may cut the sugar in half the next time I try, since the coconut flakes are already sweetened. All in all, it’s a super cute treat for Easter or for spring in general. Because who really needs a holiday as an excuse to eat – right?! The link for the recipe is below. Give it a try and let me know what you think of it!!