On Sundays I enjoy setting up my dinner table and cooking a meal at home. While I love cooking my only issue is going out to the grocery store. I get overwhelmed and wind up returning home with a carriage of food I bought on impulse, forgetting half the items that I needed.
Recently, Plated, a service that delivers gourmet recipes and fresh ingredients to your doorstep, sent me three meals to try out: corn and ricotta empanadas with spinach in honey vinaigrette; seared chicken in mushroom sauce with twice baked potatoes; and spaghetti with ricotta beef meatballs. (This was just a sampling of the meals they offered. Every week the menu offering changes.) The food was amazing! I'm still thinking about how delicious those empanadas were. It was my first time making them and I never would have tried if it wasn't for Plated.
I always make excuses to try cooking new meals. The recipe is too complicated. I don't want to have to go to the market to get all of the ingredients, etc. With each Plated meal, the company sends a card with a picture of the meal, step by step instructions on how to make it, and the exact amount of ingredients needed to prepare the dish. On average each meal takes about 40 minutes to prepare but Plated makes it really easy.
I had such a good experience with the first meals that I wanted to continue with the service. Tonight I'm looking forward to trying out sweet potato skillet lasagna with turkey sausage!