Sunday, March 1, 2015


 Yellow Plates // Appetizer Plates // Table Runner // Glasses // Napkins // Flatware (similar) // Carafe

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! 


  1. that looks amazing

  2. Looks awesome!


  3. The dinner table looks amazing! I have to cook each day for my family and fortuntely I like it also to try out new things :)
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

  4. These look delicious! Going to have to make these myself!

  5. I have a friend who once launched a similar service in London. Love the styling of your photos and the Bon Appetit plates!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  6. Ahh, that food looks absolutely delicious! I've heard about Plated and wish I lived somewhere I could try it!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

  7. The table and the food both look wonderful! I'm so interested in trying out Plated for myself! xo

  8. Those empanadas look amazing! & plated sure sounds like a cool concept!

  9. These all sound delicious!!

    Her Heartland Soul

  10. This tablescape is gorgeous!


  11. That looks delicious!


  12. What gorgeous photography and the meals look delicious!

  13. That looks insanely delicious! What a great thing to try out for weekly dinners. Also, love your place setting.