Cooking has also taken a backseat. It's mostly been that I'm not good with meal planning, so then when I am ready to cook, I don't know what to cook and often don't have all of the ingredients. Thanks to social media, I saw an advertisement for some food delivery services. I decided to sign up for plated. This was my first week, so far, I'm enjoying it. This week I tried two meals.
First meal, Spanish Chickpea and Spinach Soup
The recipe said it should take about 40-50 minutes to make. I find making stews often takes longer, and that was the case tonight. Before adding the spinach, I sauteed it with garlic and olive oil, oh my goodness, deliciousness and a new side! This was my first time putting a fried egg on my food. I could have gone with out, I honestly don't think it added much. I was able to get four meals of this recipe and it was definitely delicious!
Second Meal, Provencal Steak with Purple Potatoes and Green Beans
The rub was a little too much for me, so I ended up scraping it off. I also felt this took a little longer than 30 minutes to make since I felt my potatoes weren't done in the recommended time. Either way, it was yummy.
Overall, I was very pleased with my first plated experience. I'm sure things would have been a little less expensive if I went to the grocery store myself, but truth be told, I'm ok with paying for the convenience. I loved being back in the kitchen and I'm looking forward to this week's delivery!