If you ask anyone that knows us, they will tell you that Calvin is the cook in our household. If you ever come over for dinner – make sure he’s cooking, or grab a burger on the way over. I have literally turned chicken noodle soup into chicken noodle casserole (apparently there is such thing as too many noodles, no matter how tiny!). When Calvin’s colleague recommended Blue Plate, we were intrigued. I’ve now been telling some of my friends about it, and they seem to want to hear and see more, so I figured I’d do a post about our experience.
What is it?
Basically, you choose either ‘Couple’ or ‘Family’, and get to choose three meals for a week. Chefs Plate sends you a box every week with the exact ingredients, and your three chosen recipes. No thinking. No prepping. No grocery shopping. Just – cook.
Okay, so this might not be the cheapest way to eat, but it ‘s less expensive than delivery, and hopefully better than my roast/pull-apart/stew. For this week, we ordered almond crusted chicken, baked salmon parcels, and brie & porcini mushroom rozotto.
What do you get?
When our first box arrived, I was excited to find it filled with packages for the recipes, recipe cards, and gel filled cold packs which kept the ingredients cold until we got home.
We prepped our ingredients, chopped, sliced and seasoned.
Calvin and I took turns piling our salmon on a bed of broccoli and shallots, and wrapping them in a (surprisingly difficult) wax paper packet. These went onto a baking tray with the potatoes.
When we took it out, we had perfectly cooked, tasty salmon, crispy potato slices, and a recipe for a meal we will definitely be making again! The next day, we made an almond chicken with garlic mashed potatoes that I was also very pleased with. We now can’t wait to get our box, and cook together next week.
Have any questions? Have you tried this, or anything like it? What’s your trick for those busy workday meals? It’s your turn! Leave your thoughts in the comments below.