Every Plate - Review (box number 2)

{UPDATE}  I am all out of free boxes!  You can still get $20 off your first order by clicking here though....still a great deal!  ----->CLICK HERE<-----

So my family decided to give Every Plate another try-because our first box was such a hit.  So much a hit, that one of the recipes will be made again next week so the entire family can enjoy it (we just are buying all the ingredients on our own).

Okay, so let's talk about what is in our box this week:  four ranch steaks, green beans, shallots, garlic, peppercorns, beef stock, red wine vinegar, demi-baguettes, button mushrooms, linguine pasta, pork sausage, reduced-fat milk, Parmesan cheese, Yukon gold potatoes, roma tomatoes, lemons, Persian cucumbers, sour cream, chicken breast strips, Turkish spices and whole wheat pitas.

Meal 1 - Peppercorn Steak with Garlic Butter Bread sticks and Roasted Green Beans

Would we make it again?  We'd totally make this again, maybe with a pepper grinder & maybe with a better cut of steak (the steak they sent was tasty but not very tender).  The idea of roasting green beans is amazing, love it so much & will totally continue to roast my veggies from now on thanks to EP.

Meal 2 - Pork Sausage and Mushroom Linguine with a Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Would we make it again?  Probably not this version, we all like the version of this that I make better.  I wasn't a fan of the sausage, it had hard bits in it & I cannot stand eating sausage that has hard things in it (bone maybe?), which is why I opted to just have mine with some yummy mushrooms.  It was yummy, and lower calories then my version as it came with low fat milk.  I may use that part of the recipe for the future - as I didn't see much difference in the flavor.  I wish that it would have come with some veggies to go with it, maybe broccoli or zucchini, I don't know-for a chef crafted meal I thought it was missing some freshness or brightness.

Meal 3 - Greek Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki and Lemony Potato Wedges



Would we make it again?  Surprised to say, yes-we would.  Even the picky eater of the house liked it, now mind you he didn't put tomato, cucumbers or the sauce on it but he loved the meat flavor, the ketchup flavor and the lemon potatoes.  Though we didn't have enough potatoes to go around.  They should have sent us 10 potatoes - but we only received 6.  I did contact EP and they gave me almost $10 to use towards my next purchase-which is pretty generous for 4 small potatoes.

Now let's talk about the items once they are prepared:  All the recipes were pretty easy to complete.  The only thing we found difficult was crushing the peppercorns in a ziplock bag as they suggested, it tore the bag & left the peppercorns pretty intact.  I used a meat clever - and pounded the crap out of it too.  I think I prefer a grinder for this.  Loved the shallots as an added bonus with the steak and the garlic bread was amazing as were the roasted green beans (who knew).  Will we continue to get these boxes, yep.....we sure will.....we continue to love them y'all.

And finally, let's talk about the price:  For our first box, I had a coupon for $20 off which brought my total for three meals for four people to $38.90.  Our second box, this box was upgraded so we could have the steak (for our anniversary) for $2.99 more per serving.  So our total was $80.83 (average about $6.74 a person/meal)

We have decided to get a during the week of October 3rd as well, and that will include 1. Spicy Honey Butter Chicken with Zucchini and Roasted Sweet Potatoes 2. Vietnamese Steak Bows with Carrot, Pickled Cucumber and Sriracha Mayo and finally 3. Creamy Penne Gratin with Cheesy Bechamel, Mushrooms and Thyme.

(click here if you want to try it yourself & get $20 off) or if you want to try a free box-send me an email at hello@homewithlela.com and I will send you the information on that.  Happy Cooking!

6 comments

  1. This is so cool. I need to email you. I’d love to give it a try.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey there-all the free boxes are gone-but the $20 code is still good to go :)

      Delete
  2. These pics are aweolse.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey! Thank you, they were just with my iPhone. I need to start dragging out my big camera I guess, but I have been super lazy.

      Delete
  3. Oh wow these plates look great. So does the actual plates are those fiesta ware?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are Fiestaware! LOL! Good eye! I used to have a slight obsession with them years ago-these are all soooo old.....I should maybe look to see if they have more colors!

      Delete