I know that I’m late to the party but I was finally able to try Blue Apron thanks to one of my fellow Memphis Moms Blog boos. Blue Apron allows you to gift free boxes to friends which is how I received mine. I was excited to try it and so were my sons especially my youngest. They knew about Blue Apron from seeing the commercials on Youtube.
After following the link that she sent to me I entered the required information. Yes, you have to enter a form of payment. I ALWAYS hate this because it adds work for me on the back end to cancel it before I am billed for it. But since I REALLY wanted to try Blue Apron I went for it.I was able to put in dietary restrictions and number of servings & select from a menu. Then it was time to sit back and wait for my shipment to arrive.
The timing of my shipment was perfect. It came the day before the snow/ice hit Memphis. I didn’t get a chance to go to the grocery store so we were running low on food.
The box was well insulated and everything was still cool. I loved that everything was individually wrapped and labeled. The recipe cards are big and colorful with very detailed instructions. I cooked the first meal which was a Ginger Steak & vegetables. My youngest son Matthew cooked the second meal which was chicken, glazed carrots and mashed potatoes.
The Ginger Steak meal was not one that I would tackle after working all day. The recipe cards gives you and estimated cook time. There were a lot of steps and timing issues. This was a meal for someone with a little skill in the kitchen. The meal was delicious and the flavor was amazing. You receive everything that you need to cook the meal except salt & pepper, water and oil.
The chicken, glazed carrots and mashed potatoes was delicious, quick and easy. Matthew handled it like a future chef.
I did order a second box with salmon and ground beef just to try something different. What I enjoyed the most was not having to shop for all of the ingredients, that it came to my front door and the step by step instructions. If you can work Blue Apron in your budget, it’s worth it.
Beewisdom- Usually, one’s cooking is better than one thinks it is- Julia Child