We Tried It: Blue Apron

3/13/2014


I first read about Blue Apron on A CUP OF JO and mentioned it to my husband, who gifted me a subscription for Valentine's Day. The meal subscription service delivers a box with fresh ingredients for three meals every week. You can pick your preferences (if you don't eat red meat for example) and they send everything in its own packet, which makes the cooking process much more streamlined.

The meals we made (top to bottom):
Short Rib Burgers on Pretzel Buns with Hoppy Cheddar Sauce & Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds
Latin-Spiced Shrimp in Butter Lettuce Cups with Red Quinoa & Poblano, Jicama and Orange Salad
Turkey Cutlets with Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli & Caper Sauce

While the meals themselves don't seem that revolutionary, it's the extras that make everything much more restaurant-like than your typical home-cooked meal. The hoppy cheddar sauce for the burgers, the poblano, jicama and orange salad, and the caper sauce all took these recipes to a different level.

Have you tried a meal delivery service?

11 comments:

Alex Hubbard said...

Ooh so my friend tried this and she liked it! I really like the idea that everything is already measured for you! I feel like that's where I waste most of my time haha.

Molly {Dreams in HD} said...

the shrimp in lettuce cups looks so so good!
i have never done a meal subscription service but like the concept :)

Simply LKJ said...

I can definitely see why people would love a service like this, but since we have dietary restrictions in our household it wouldn't work. And, I am fortunate in that my hubby loves to cook!! The meals look yummy however.

Jillian Manesh said...

LOVE this idea! and the meals you made sound sooo good! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Ana Degenaar said...

If only we had this in Brazil!

Erin said...

I remember reading Cup of Jo's post on it, but there seemed to be a lot of waste plastic baggies where everything was portioned out. Other than that I'm intrigued. I could use all the assistance I can get in the kitchen.

susan said...

What a great concept! And for busy, busy two career couples, such a good thing!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Was it affordable? Would you do it again?

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Was it affordable? Would you do it again?

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Was it affordable? Would you do it again?

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Would you do it again? Was it affordable?