With all of that said, there's a lot of things that Peter needs to adapt to in our home with the kids. I created a lot of the routines and schedules, and he has to learn how to navigate them and to also create his own. With me working more, it means that I can't make dinner a few times a week like I'd like to. This, and not nursing Oak as much during the day, are some of the biggest changes for me. Despite trying to always juggle a few jobs, I find great success and joy in being a homemaker. There's no better sign of love than creating a meal. I'm not the best cook, but I feel as though I am the best at making my family smile through cooking. And that my friends... is where it's at.
Blue Apron reached out to me asking if I wanted to give them a try, I immediately said yes. With Peter taking more of an at-home work load, I knew that if he (and I-let's be honest) had a little help in that department during this transition in our lives, than all the merrier. If you haven't heard of Blue Apron yet, they're a meal delivery service that delivers farm fresh ingredients, recipes, and perfect proportions right to your front door. In fact, we hadn't even arrived from vacation when our box arrived. Our building's super gladly brought the box inside our apartment upon my request and all of the food was still cold and fresh once we got home from the airport later that night.
Even though there are four of us, we chose to receive a meal for two at $9.99. This kind of shocked me because in reality, here in the city, we pay that much-at least- for organic and farm fresh ingredients for a meal. And it probably goes without saying, but our ingredients require me to actually meal plan or create new things. No handy recipes. I love how Blue Apron takes all the fuss of planning and cooking a balanced meal out of the everyday.
On Sunday afternoon, we chose to cook the Pan- Roasted Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Maple-Glazed Carrots.
I love how each dish comes with a super simple step by step. There's little room for error, and it's easy to have kids join and give a helping hand.
Each meal can be prepared in 40 minutes or less, which will give Peter a little more free time when nights with two little ones gets kind of crazy.Blue Apron meals with ease as we navigate this transition. Cheers to welcome change and healthy and balanced meals and family!
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