This post is sponsored by Blue Apron
I know this photo of Chicken Tinga Tacos looks fancy.
Not what you (or any of the thistles….big and small) are used to seeing from a macaroni and cheese kitchen.
I get it.
But every couple of weeks when a Blue Apron package shows up on your doorstep with every single ingredient and step-by-step instructions….
….fancy seems just within reach. 🙂
The ingredients are so farm fresh they make you sigh.
Just look at these tomatillos.
This what they looked like right out of the package.
And this corn.
Corn, that when you peel back the husk…..it smells like sunshine.
And cilantro so crisp you can smell it.
I made these tacos and corn in about 35 minutes and styled them on a plate to show all of you.
And then….while the steam was pouring off the tortillas and the sour cream was still melting on the corn, I wrapped the meal up in foil to keep them warm and tucked them away into a basket with a crisp white linen cover….
….and headed into to town to surprise my husband.
I couldn’t wait.
I was so excited that I turned on Randy Travis and sang to my basket on the 15 minute drive into the town without any stop lights.
In fairness, we used to have a blinking light at the main intersection by the church and the activity center, but about four months ago it stopped working.
And now our little town is blinkless.
And so it was that yesterday, Randy and the basket and I turned at the blinkless intersection to surprise a pair of twinkling brown eyes that were expecting gas station pizza for lunch.
I wish you could have been there.
I wish you could have seen his reaction.
I wish you could have seen the smile as wide as a river that I saw when I pulled up looking super cute with yoga pants and new purple nail polish and my music blaring…..
….and a basket full of lunch.
I forgot to take pictures because I was so all about myself and the lunch and the purple nail polish.
But I had him reenact it when he got home.
And it looked a little like this….
….except with a few more twinkles. 🙂
(here’s an example of the recipe card that came in the mail with the ingredients)
(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 50 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, Chicken Tinga Tacos and some other amazing recipes like Southern Style Shrimp Boil and BBQ Roast Pork.
disclosure: I was compensated for the post by Blue Apron, but all opinions on meals and kitchens and fresh ingredients are my own.
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