So, my husband and I listen to lots of podcasts. For quite awhile now, we’ve noticed that a common sponsor is one or another of these delivered-to-your-door meal kit subscription services. Blue Apron was the first, then Sun Basket came along.
A few months ago, when we went to Fred Meyer for our weekly grocery shopping, there was a refrigerated case situated right inside the front entrance filled with Home Chef meal kits.
We perused the offerings, and were less than impressed. Since then, we survey the case’s contents each week, and take a pass.
However, this morning when we were doing our weekly menu planning and composing our shopping list, we came up short on ideas for tonight’s dinner. We’d been tossing around the thought of trying out a meal kit, and decided that today would be the day.
The one we selected was “Sirloin Steak with Pesto Butter.” Here is a video showing the unwrapping of the box and an enumeration of its contents.
The recipe on the enclosed card was simple and straightforward. The one glitch was when I picked up the carrots. They were not particularly fresh. Carrots are supposed to be firm and crisp; these were most definitely not. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they were limp, but they oscillated when I shook them. Fortunately, we had bought carrots that morning, so were able to utilize them instead.
Otherwise, the kit contents were satisfactory. The meal took about 45 minutes to prepare, just like the card said. The timing of everything worked out just right, and the results were quite tasty.
It’s certainly something we would consider making again, except that we would just buy the individual ingredients and make the meal from scratch.