So, I got my first Home Chef box, and it was pretty awesome. I would give it an 8/10, and if you want to know all about my experience, how the meals turned out, etc., then keep reading.
I ordered two meals for my first box, and I cooked one of the meals the day I received the package. Opening my first box was a very thrilling experience. I opened a fully insulated package with two large ice packs included, and it felt like a freezer inside.
The meal I will be showing today is the Home Chef Sweet and Sour Shrimp Noodles meal. I am a vegetarian but do eat seafood on occasion which is why I chose this meal.
Each meal is separated and bagged which makes it really easy to make your meals and know exactly what you need. Everything came super fresh and looked great!
I actually made shrimp for the first time with this meal. The shrimp came in a separate pack and were very easy to thaw. The tails were taken off which was great too.
Each meal comes with a hole punched recipe card with a photo of the finished meal making it easy to remake in the future if you choose. The card fits in a standard sized binder (that's also included)!
Here's a sneak preview of the ingredients I cooked/prepared before I mixed everything together for the final look.
And this is the final result! The meal was super easy to make and gave me inspiration to cook. The recipe was easy to follow, and the level was easy. My boyfriend cooked the second meal for us, and the difficulty level was expert, and there was only one part of the recipe that was a little challenging, but the meal turned out great.
Overall I highly recommend Home Chef--the service is great. My only comments/notes are that I don't like many of the vegetarian meals they have (and they have a limited amount of vegetarian meals each week), so I've skipped quite a number of weeks and will probably skip more. Also, if you don't like eating the same thing and prefer to eat different recipes and dishes often, this service is great as they send you every ingredient needed for the recipe and give you the exact amount necessary, but if you want to repeat meals you enjoy, it'd be more cost effective to pick up the ingredients from the store and remake your favorites.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post or that it helped in some way!
R'Nelle CyRe' Collins
This week, I did something I never thought I'd do: I signed up for a food subscription box. I was sitting in my bed watching Say Yes to the Dress on Hulu when the same commercials for Home Chef kept popping up on my screen. The first view or two didn't affect me, but after seeing the commercial a few more times, I started to think about what it would be like to have those beautiful looking meals without having to go to the grocery store and pick everything out myself. To have this beautiful looking food delivered to my home and all I have to do is follow a recipe to cook it.
I don't know about you, but I love delicious food and want to cook at home more often. I don't have the time to look up elaborate recipes or shop for all of the ingredients to make elaborate meals, and I'd rather not invest in tons on of ingredients especially when most of them will most likely to go to waste. I did a little research and when I saw I'd get a discount upon signing up to âHome Chef and that I could skip whatever weeks I wanted, I decided to sign up to this meal delivery service and give it a try.
I subscribed on November 5th, and my first box is to arrive November 13th. I don't plan on cooking necessarily every day, and I'll be cooking for myself except for when I cook for my boyfriend when he comes over, so I selected the 2 servings per meal option, and I'm starting with 2 meals a week just to see if I like them and to have flexibility to still make my own dishes throughout the week as well. My total for 2 meals with 2 servings each originally came up to $49.80 as the meals together were $39.80 and shipping is $10, but they gave me a $30 credit upon joining which brought my grand total for my first box down to $19.80. That's truly a steal for what the meals are, and I'll be sure to tell you the names/descriptions of the meals I chose and what came in the box as soon as everything arrives.
Do you have a food subscription service? Which one do you have and how do you like it? Are you considering trying one?
Thank you for reading,
R'Nelle CyRe' Collins