HelloFresh: a Surprise Anniversary Present!

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Amazing enchiladas, avocado, and salsa with rice; one of my rare forays into a real, complete home-cooked meal.

Husband has been getting prepared for our 2nd anniversary, and his favorite idea was for us to do a cooking class together: we’d learn how to make some really nice food and learn some nice side benefits, like knife skills. However, I balked at the price: $160 for us both to learn and eat.

In looking for other options, we stumbled upon HelloFresh. It ends up being a great deal for us: for 60 dollars a week, we get three meals for us both, we avoid at least one trip to the grocery store, and we save time on chopping and locating various items throughout the kitchen and pantry. So we decided that getting three weeks of meals for the same price as the one class would make more togetherness!

I am especially in love with a new feature they have, called Dinner+Lunch. It uses the same main ingredient, like chicken, and makes it really easy to assemble a second meal that isn’t just leftovers. For instance, you roast up chicken for a pesto pasta dish one night, and leftover pesto chicken gets added to tomatoes on a baguette for a lunchtime sandwich the next day. I really like it and the added lunch is cheaper than the normal meals, only 5 dollars a person, which is way less than the typical 10 per person.

There are tons of subscription services, so not all of them are best for everyone, but this one was advertised on a ton of podcasts I listen to so I gave it a shot, and I figured, no matter what, 10 meals for the price of one cooking class was awesome! I’m committing myself to watching some online videos on knife skills and other integral parts of being a successful cook (what is a sear, for instance?) while I work on these meals too.

Lastly, there will be no banishing of Husband from the kitchen while I’m cooking; it’s a small kitchen, and so when I’m really focused on a meal, I often get Husband to go have fun elsewhere. With these meals, it is usually easy enough to create them that I know there is no reason why we can’t do it together, even in close proximity.

If you want to give it a try, this link should get you 40 dollars off your first box! Let me know if you have other subscription food delivery kits that you like, because I might do it for other “presents” in the future too. 🙂

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  1. yarnmesser November 26, 2017 @ 2:24 am

    Cooking (and eating) delicious meals together from fresh ingredients is one of life’s simplest but greatest pleasures – enjoy yourselves!

  2. Sierra M. November 28, 2017 @ 5:19 am

    You know, this is something that I have wanted to try myself. I have a really busy schedule, and I’ve heard that HelloFresh has helped people cut back on eating out when they’re in a time crunch.
    That would certainly help my waistline…

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