I have never enjoyed cooking a whole lot in my life. Some people thought that Hello Fresh could kindle a love of cooking finally. While they were wrong, I still dislike cooking just as much as before I will admit, Hello Fresh has made it easier. Given the bland, three or four things I would generally cook before it has been a bonus to my life in that department.
It is not perfect, things like the beef portions, lack of any real salad options and sometimes vegetables being of an iffy freshness have been unfortunate. Yet, at least for now while I’m working from home I’ll stick with it. Also, this is yet another excuse to post more food related photos.
I also found out that Hello Fresh and Chef’s Plate are the same company. So if you’re leaving one for the other, it will be very similar.
Chinese-Style Beef Bowl with Garlic-Ginger Rice and Green Veggies
Soy-Maple Glazed Salmon with Sugar Snap Peas and Sweet Potato Mash
Montreal Spiced Chicken with Creamed Spinach and Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Classic Beef Meatloaf with Cheddar Smashed Potatoes and Roasted Broccoli
Due to the global pandemic, the majority of Christmas events where I live were all, rightfully, cancelled. However, as PNE Winter Lights is an event you drive through, they were allowed to continue with a restriction on how many cars could go through at once. I went with my Mother and my young niece and it was a spot of fun in an otherwise, dreary month of December.
Enjoying the latest World of Warcraft expansion thus far, Shadowlands. The levelling experience from 50 to 60 seems quick, way to quick so I’m hoping they have enough end game content lined up to keep people busy for a year or more. Screenshot below is from the Ardenweald realm.
“Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying ‘End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH’, the paint wouldn’t even have time to dry.”
Roughly a month ago I was talked into starting Hello Fresh (a meal prep service) due to my inability to make anything out outside of my usual 2-3 dishes. Thus far I’ve found the weekly selections to always have something that my picky eating habits would enjoy. Regardless, this is not an ad for Hello Fresh but an excuse for me to share photos of some of the dishes I’ve made.
Pork and Parmesan Patties with sweet potato mash and green beans
Easy Cottage Pie with Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
Hoisin-Glazed Pork Meatballs with Stir-fried Snap Peas and Bok Choy on Coconut Rice
Roasted Salmon with Crispy Potatoes, Burst Tomatoes and Green Bea
As Summer winds down it may not be as easy to get to these, but from what I’ve found there are many more public art installations where I live to locate. In the mean time, here is another batch of recent and not so recent finds.