So everyone has been raving about Blue Apron, so I thought I would give it a try. With the help of a gracious friend of a friend, who sent me a free week, I was able to give it a shot. Let it be noted, that I am NOT a chef. I like to cook, but due to my ADD, I am easily distracted and get stressed out really easily (usually this ends with me storming out of the kitchen, leaving my husband to finish off the meal). I am proud to say that with Blue Apron this did not happen. (Well, it happened for a second when I sliced my finger cutting an onion, but after the bleeding stopped, I recovered and was able to finish the meal). Here is my Good, Bad, and Ugly of Blue Apron.
Below are a few pictures of some of the dishes I made. The Chicken and Sage Pot Pie was by far my favorite meal. The Pineapple Fried rice was probably the easiest to make. It was great, but without a zester, my lime zest was inedible and I had to pick it out of the dish before eating. The last meal (not pictured) was Italian Beef Grinders with aged cheddar sauce and baked potato wedges. The potato wedges (which I've cooked many times before) were great. I added chili powder to them to give them more flavor. The cheddar sauce was not very good. I'm not a huge cheese fan, but this cheese had no flavor. I also think the ratio of cheese to flour to wet ingredients were off. I ended up having to add more flour to it, which in turn made it too thick.
Anyways, that's my take. I will definitely try it again. $50/week to experiment in the kitchen is worth it. May not do it every week, but it is worth trying again.
Haley Parler Moore
Charleston resident. Digital Marketer. Crazy Crossfitter. Bulldog Mom. Gamecock fan. Constantly clad in Lululemon.