Thursday, September 26, 2019

Home Chef Review (Box #1)

Well, after consideration I decided to go ahead and give another meal kit service a try.  Why?  Hell, I don't know-I figured I might as well try a few of them before I give up all together and either stick with one or stop doing them all together.  But Home Chef seemed a bit more up my alley because they offer a six person meal service, which would work better for when all the kids are home & having plenty for everyone.  It's a bit more expensive though-but so is food that you buy at the grocery store.  I am trying to make my life easier-so we shall see if this works out for me.  The first box will come when it's just me, Billy and Olivia at home (meal box for four/only two meals).

Okay, so let's talk about what's in the box:  Blue Cheese, Butter, Fingerling Potatoes, Garlic Cloves, Green Beans, Green Onions, Sirloin Steak, Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Canola Oil, Chicken Breading, Corn Kernels, Light Cream, Mayonnaise, Russet Potatoes

Meal 1 - Sirloin Steak with Blue Cheese Compound Butter with Green Beans and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Would we make this again?  Well, let's face it-it is beef and it is sirloin.  So sure, why not.  I mean, I don't eat a lot of red meat or steak for that matter.  But when I do, I prefer a nice cut.  And Home Chef did give us four really beautiful cuts of beef.  There were plenty of potatoes & green beans-in fact we didn't even use all of the veggies or the blue cheese & butter (as I was the only one interested in the blue cheese).  So there is left overs.  I did have to cook the potatoes longer then they suggested-and they still didn't brown up but were cooked through and soft.  I think cooking at a higher temperature maybe would have helped with this.  The garlic was already pealed and ready to go, that was fantastic so I just chopped it up and cooked it into my green beans.  The recipe is easy to follow, and the food was fresh and delicious-so yes....yes we would make this again!

Meal 2 - Farmhouse Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Green Onion Gravy and Corn

Would we make this again?  Oh yes, this was a big hit at our house.  I didn't take any photos of my own-these are the photos from the website as it was to late to take pictures (Olivia had baseball practice).  It was quick to make and really yummy.  The only thing I would say that wasn't great was the gravy, it wasn't really a hit since it turned out to really be just steamed milk with onions in it.  There was plenty of food, had some left over for lunch the next day - minus the corn, they really didn't send a lot of corn at all.

Finally, let's talk about the cost.  I got $20 off each box ($80 off total).  The shipping is free, which I like-since Every Box does charge you $8.99 for shipping.  My total for 2 4 people meals was $59.60 which is $7.45 a plate.  Not to bad right?  I like that this meal box comes with the oil and butter-that is something you have to use of your own with Every Plate.

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