This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.
If you have read this blog for five minutes.
You know, that you know, that you know….
….I don’t really cook.
I paint and distress and sew and create and glitter and glue and shop and decorate and dance and tell jokes and dance the lawnmower in front of my house.
Ummm….not so much.
That’s why when Blue Apron approached me and asked me if I would try out their order-it-online-and-have-it-delivered-to-your-house meal plan….
….I was understandably nervous.
But it sounded so easy.
And looked so fancy (my favorite).
And I read that the recipes would be chef-designed and there would be instructions with photographs.
So I ordered a few meals to try out.
And then these showed up at my house.
Farm-fresh ingredients that arrived just like I had bought them at the grocery store.
Arugula and apple and lemon and potatoes and chives and pork roast and goat cheese.
My refrigerator did a double-take.
The first recipe I tried was Roast Pork & Smashed Potatoes with Apple, Walnut & Goat Cheese Salad.
See what I mean?
Wonderfully, delightfully, fancy.
I followed the instructions to the letter.
I made the pork recipe and the potatoes and gravy and the salad.
And for the first time…I seared.
I’ve never seared before.
I’ve seen them sear on Top Chef before and I’ve wanted to be a searer, but I didn’t know how.
And the best part?
It tasted even better than it looks.
And I made it in under 40 minutes from the first potato to the last piece of goat cheese.
So thanks Blue Apron.
My kitchen (and my family) are so happy we met.
(here’s an example of the recipe card)
(it’s so easy to follow and gives you the calories, too)
PS You can order Blue Apron on a family plan or a 2-person plan. And Blue Apron is giving away two free meals to the first 100 readers who sign up! Just click here for details.
PPS You can read all about Blue Apron….here and while you’re there be sure and check out the recipe I just showed you, Roast Pork and Smashed Potatoes and some other amazing recipes like Roasted Butter Nut Squash and Three Cheese Cannelloni.
disclosure: I was compensated for the post by Blue Apron, but all opinions on meals and kitchens and fresh ingredients are my own.
Please see my disclosure page for more information.