By Emerson McCafferty-Cable
On Wednesday September 28, my family got our first Blue Apron delivery! Blue Apron is a family started business that is getting more and more popular. If you love to cook and don’t have enough time to get to the grocery store or you’ve never cooked and you want to start, then you should definitely try Blue Apron. Blue Apron is a company that grows fresh produce for you to use. They also work with fisheries for the best seafood.
When you order from Blue Apron, you can choose from vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, or gluten free diets, or they can customize your meals based on your allergies. After you choose the type of meal you want, you choose if you would like a meal for 2 or 4 people. Then, you put in your address and your meals get sent straight to you. Every time you order, you get three meals for $20 each.
When you receive your meals, you get every ingredient you need in a big box that has an ice pack around the sides to keep the ingredients fresh. When the ingredients come, they send you only exactly how much you need so there are no leftover ingredient that you throw away. When you receive your meal, you get three pieces of paper with the name of your meal, the ingredients you will need and the steps to make your meal.
This week, our first meal was a crispy catfish with a kale salad. Our second meal was a gourmet fontina leek grilled cheese sandwich. Our last meal was spicy curry and rice. Each meal takes about an hour to cook. When we were done cooking we sat down and enjoyed a great meal!