Missy, here. I thought I'd share with you a fun service I tried called HelloFresh. They send fresh ingredients to your home in all the correct amounts you need along with the recipes. And you prepare it yourself. Each shipment has 3 meals included. I ordered for two people, but there was sometimes enough to feed three.
You receive everything packed in one box. My main concern about the whole process was all the packaging. Even though you can recycle some of it, I felt guilty about it. We recycle everything we can and fill a huge bin every week. (I did tell them in a survey about my concern over the packaging. I guess it's just the nature of this type mail service.)
The produce came in plastic bags that kept things fresh. The box was lined to help keep everything cool. And inside were several frozen ice packs (disposable and non-toxic).
The meats (well, proteins, actually) were in the bottom of the box. For our week, we had steak, chicken and shrimp (it was already deveined). The proteins were all top quality, fresh and very tender.
Sorry this photo came out sideways. It's the recipe book.
They also sent pre-measured herbs and spices. For the first recipe I made, the package included a small packet of sour cream. A tiny jar of mayonnaise. You'll also see a small bag of green onions and fresh tarragon. The brown in this photo is the bread--brioche.
This particular meal was Brioche Shrimp Rolls with a butter lettuce and radish salad. It was DELICIOUS! If I could set aside my feelings about the packaging, I could tell you wholeheartedly that the food was amazing.
The recipes all took a bit of time to prepare (at least compared to what I usually cook). :) But it was well worth the time and effort.
First, I boiled the shrimp with a little lemon juice. Then I drained it, chilled it with cold water, drained again, and then chopped it up.
Combine the shrimp with a little mayo, sour cream, lemon zest, chopped scallions (the white part), chopped fresh tarragon and a dash of lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. This makes a nice shrimp salad that's really tasty on a toasted brioche bun with some lettuce.
Serve with a nice salad. This one had a little bite to it with the radishes, which I love. But the salad dressing recipe also called for lemon juice, sour cream and scallions (the green part), so it was a little too similar to the shrimp salad for my taste.
Overall, I was happy with the food. Like I said, it was very fresh and tasty! Have y'all ever made shrimp salad? What do you put in yours?