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Monday, November 28, 2016

Weekend Recap: Thanksgiving

It’s no fun being sick during the holidays. One of the reasons posts have been sporadic. However, my skin appreciated the absence of makeup while I was sick. Since the hubs had to work Thanksgiving day (shout out to all the men and women who worked the holiday and to their families who also sacrificed), the family postponed Thanksgiving until Friday. It was a relaxing day with tons of yummy foods. In addition to the traditional Thanksgiving dishes, my sister-in-law made Cranberry-Cream Cheese Crescent Bites that were delicious. I also tried a new dessert recipe, Apple Pie Cake. So good (if you like apple pie)! This dessert is the best of both worlds; apple pie and cake! Best served warm with ice cream (this Texas girl says Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla DUH).

It is finally starting to feel like fall around here. Currently simmering away as I write this post is a recipe I found on Pinterest. I printed the recipe in 2014, but never made it. Creamy Chicken and Rice Recipe (one-pot meal). Before publishing this post I will come back and update you on how it turned out. I love a good stew, soup, or chowder when the weather cools down. Not much of a chili person, but every now and then I enjoy some. I am hoping this recipe is warm and “good for the soul.”

It is hard to believe the semester is almost over. Two weeks and the students will be gone for the winter break. Always makes me sad to live in a college town when the students are away.

Until next post…xoxo Becca

Creamy Chicken and Rice Recipe update: Delicious! Why did I wait so long to try it? If you decide to give it a try, use 6 cups of chicken broth. The recipe makes a lot, be prepared to feed an army or eat a lot of leftovers 😉

Monday, February 29, 2016

Plated. A New Kind of Dinner

The hubs and I have spent the last few weeks as subscribers of Plated., a meal subscription service. Plated. offers chef-designed recipes and delivers pre-portioned ingredients to your door once a week. The subscription we have is three meals a week delivered on Wednesday and costs $72 a week ($12 per person per meal).

After making an account you choose recipes for the week from a preset list and select what day you would like the meals delivered.

The ingredients (and recipe cards) arrive in a 100% recyclable box with a jute liner (100% compostable) and gel packs. This keeps your ingredients cold until you get home. Pre-portioned ingredients are shipped in recyclable bottles and bags.

Whether you are comfortable in the kitchen or you’re new to cooking, the easy to follow directions make a delicious meal simple.

The hubs and I haven’t had a bad meal yet. Our favorites have been the Philly-Style Cheesesteak, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Beef Stir-Fry, and Chicken Meatball Sliders. The Plated. website also gives nutrition information.

We decided to try Plated. because we wanted something different and easy! It has allowed us to try new meals/ingredients without having to spend a ton eating out and it has also added recipe to the rotation.

Until next post…xoxo Becca

Disclaimer:
This post is not sponsored by Plated. All meals have been purchased with my own money and opinions are my own.

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