Basically I don’t eat them unless I make them or my mom does.
I like them scrambled, fluffy, super flavorful, and cheesy just like my mom made them when I was growing up.
AKA not like my dad made them with chocolate chips. See this post for that story.
A Picky Eater’s Scrambled Eggs
2 slices bacon, cut into small strips
1/4 cup milk or half and half
1/4 cup shredded cheese, cheddar or Monterrey jack
dash of salt
1/4 tsp pepper
dash of garlic powder
dash of dried parsley
In a non-stick skillet over medium high heat fry the bacon strips. Once crispy, remove the bacon and most of the grease from the pan.
In a small bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients. Return the skillet with the remaining bacon grease to the heat, and pour in the egg mixture. Using a rubber spatula slowly fold the eggs until cooked through. Top with cooked bacon and serve.
Well yes, but I wanted to really do my research on the best meal delivery service.
I rated them on a couple things.
If you are not sure what these companies offer I will give a quick synopses.
Basically, you sign-up for the service, pick the recipes you like that week(3 max), the frequency of ingredients delivery, pick your food preferences (vegetarian, gluten free, no seafood etc) and the day you prefer it to be delivered.
The ingredients and recipes come packed in a box with lots of freezer packs to keep everything super cold.
You unpack the box and cook the meals at your convenience. The only ingredients you are expected to have on hand are salt/pepper, butter and oil.
And you can cancel your subscription at any time. No extra fees etc.
And here is how they rated in my opinion.
So are they worth it?
I say yes, but with a few disclaimers.
If you are feeding yourself and one other person, this is for you! I throw out so much food that my husband and I never get around to eating. I love that they give me exactly the amount I need and no more.
If you would like to learn new cooking techniques or new recipes, this is for you.
If you would like to learn to cook lighter dishes, this is for you.
If you are single and don’t mind eating leftovers, this is for you. Or use it as an excuse to host someone for dinner!
If some weeks the thought of meal planning, grocery shopping and THEN cooking makes you want to cry, this is for you.
If you are feeding a bunch of hungry teenagers, this is not for you. The ratio of portion size to price is not worth it.
If you are a bargain or coupon grocery shopper, this is not for you.
If you are not much of a foodie, this is probably not for you.
So which service did I pick?
I really like Hello Fresh. It was also the first one I tried.
While some of the recipes are not my favorite it does get me in the kitchen rather than in a drive-thru line for dinner.
And for healthy convenience food it’s totally worth it.
I won’t do it every week because there are certain recipes that my family really enjoys that I still want to make, but as a filler for weeks when the thought of thinking through a grocery list makes me want to pluck my eyes out this meal delivery service is perfect!
I need to make more New Year’s resolutions involving food, because I EXCEED at them. :)
Anyway, I forgot how much I enjoy entertaining.
And our house is not even ideal for hosting many people because of our super small eating area, but we are making it happen anyway.
I have made this meal 3 times now, and it’s just so dang good.
Simple food at its finest.
The whole meal can be made a day in advance and reheated before serving.
It is dairy free, gluten free and can even be made for vegetarians/vegan if you leave out the chicken stock in the black beans/rice.
A crowd-pleaser for sure.
Cuban-Style Pulled Pork
4-5 lb pork roast (fat trimmed)
1 cup orange juice
2 limes, sliced
2 onions, sliced
salt and pepper
Place all the ingredients in a large bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
Then place the roast and marinade in a slow cooker for 8 hours on low. Let the roast cool on a cutting board and then shred pork with two forks. Remove the lime slices from the slow cooker and discard. Place the shredded pork in the cooking juices in the slow cooker. Re-heat in slow cooker when ready to serve.
32-40 oz canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup salsa or Rotel
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup chicken stock
salt and pepper
In a large skillet cook black beans, salsa and stock in a skillet. Heat uncovered at med high until the liquid is reduced almost completely. Cover and set aside until ready to serve. Serve warm with hot sauce.
3 cups rice
2 12 cans coconut milk
1 cup chicken stock
salt and pepper
In a large sauce pan or Dutch oven, combine all the ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 5 minutes or until boiling. Reduce to low and allow to cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and leave the cover on until ready to fluff and serve.
1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
3-4 cups diced mango (fresh or frozen)
1 lime, juice and zest
salt and pepper
Combine all the ingredients and serve cold or at room temperature.
Note: if you are not a fan of mango, pineapple will work too.
And it causes me to want to be the kind of person who cusses(only slightly kidding).
Well the other thing that drives me nuts is plastic food storage containers with all the mismatched lids.
It is enough to drive a woman mad.
Anyway, recently I discovered the cheap solution- freezer safe, top shelf dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and BPA free.
And the BEST PART is that they all use the same size lids. Hallelujah!
The bonus is that when I take meals to new moms etc I don’t feel bad sending these containers because they are so cheap, and I can even write the instructions for serving on the lid- using a sharpie and masking tape.