Cooking with Blue Apron.

April 18, 2016

We have had such a fun weekend home together filled with activities and adding time together in the kitchen is always a priority, so many sweet memories are made together in the kitchen! 

As soon as I tell the kiddos that I want their help cooking, the girls run as fast as they can and start pulling out bowls and chairs and pots- literally overwhelmed with excitement that they get to be a part of it! 

They decided very quickly that as they helped with the actual recipe, they were also going to be creating their own "pretend soups" with me! 

I am so excited to be heading into the spring and summer with some new recipes! I have wanted to get more confident in the kitchen and a lot more creative- Blue Apron has helped so much with that! 

I tend to have a lot of trouble breaking away from the same few recipes but since using Blue Apron, it has helped SO much with helping me break out of this! 

The girls and I decided to make the English Pea and Goat Cheese Quiches and they were AMAZING! Soooo easy to make and incredibly delicious! 

I have always wanted to make a quiche so we were really looking forward to this!! 

 Blue Apron , a service that delivers fresh ingredients in a refrigerated box, all packaged in the right amounts for the recipes to make three different meals.... they make it really easy for me to do that! 

All of their recipes are so incredibly gorgeous, I can never actually believe it that I cook these dishes all on my own! 

To me, it can be so intimidating to tackle a new recipe filled with new ingredients but what I love SO much about Blue Apron is that everything you need comes right to you!! Including step by step instructions and even photos! All beautiful, fresh ingredients right to your doorstep. 

^^^ aren't these cards amazing?? seriously, takes the intimidation out of the kitchen! Six simple steps all written out for you with photos. 

step by step instructions with photos! 

When it comes to your door, everything is labeled in individual packages making it incredibly easy to work with. Once I pulled what I needed for the first recipe, then I just poured my ingredients into individual bowls. 

Each of the kiddos had their own bowls...they helped with the peas and each made their little pretend soups as we went. We had a blast! 

We also had so much fun unpacking each little thing- its such a fun experience to let the whole family in on! 

Plus I loveeee that I can save the recipe cards and recreate the recipes in larger scale ( for more people) like for fun dinner parties! I have always wanted to make a quiche- I was so excited to add that recipe card! 

They now offer this awesome recycling program for all of this packaging- you can read more on that here

Not only did it push us to try new recipes but also because the ingredients come in the exact proportions, we aren't wasting anything since I don't have to buy a huge jar of expensive spices for a recipe that I may not make again for awhile. 

A couple other recipes I’ve been eyeing to try for my fam are the White Turkey Chili and the Chicken and Drop Biscuit Casserole - YUM! 

Check out all of the amazing recipes here

All of the recipes take 40 minutes or less and my kiddos absolutely loved getting in the kitchen with me and helping step by step! 

Being in the kitchen together is so special. Having my babies along side me in the kitchen is the sweetest, I always want them to be a part of that.

Special memories happen around a table.

Whether it be little tea parties, pretend soup, helping with the peas or eating a family dinner.... the moments spent together are everything. 

Blue Apron allows you to create delicious, chef-designed recipes at home. Seriously gorgeous recipes! 

They deliver the all the farm-fresh ingredients you need, right to your doorstep, in exactly the right proportions. Offering two types of plans, the 2-Person Plan and Family Plan, you will be sent a curated menu of three recipes based on your dietary preferences.

The 2-Person Plan will set you up with one delivery a week, each with three inventive meals for two. The price for this plan is $9.99 per person per meal. Shipping is always free.

The Family Plan is perfect for feeding a family of four. With this plan you can opt to receive one or two deliveries per week, each delivery consisting of two meals to be served family-style. The price for this plan is $8.74 per person per meal. Shipping is always free!!
~ their recipes are delivered in a refrigerated box so ingredients will stay fresh even if you’re not at home when your package arrives. 

There’s no commitment – you can skip or cancel the service at any time!  Isn't that great?! 

Ingredients are incredibly fresh and sourced from quality local suppliers and artisans. 
Check out their mission!

Chefs in training around the world wear blue aprons – it’s a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking.

AND Blue Apron is available nationwide and FINALLY IN TEXAS! woot!

I have been asked this before and wanted to share, each menu is between 500-700 calories per person.

This is the perfect time to try out some new recipes as we head into spring & summer-  it's like a little cooking class straight to your doorstep!!

First 25 readers will get two free meals on their first Blue Apron order!

*post sponsored by BlueApron, all thoughts and opinions are my own