Friday, March 14, 2014
If you're like me, dinnertime is often rushed, stressful and just ONE MORE THING to do in an already packed schedule. I love cooking, but between planning, shopping and actually making the food, I need me hours in a day! I was so excited to have the opportunity to review a newer company Relished Foods, and I absolutely loved it! The best part? They're all prepared in 30 minutes or less! (yes, I heard angels singing, too)
The meals we got were:
Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Orzo, Cherry Tomato, Charred Lemon & Baby Arugula
This was the meal I was the most excited for, and Oh. My. Gosh. It was AMAZING! I'm talking a fancy restaurant-quality meal. Hubby and I chose this for our 'date night', since we didn't really have the time or budget to go out to eat. I even made it look pretty!
The other two meals we had were:
BBQ Bone-in Chicken Breast with Vinegar Slaw & Heirloom Fingerling Potatoes
Photo courtesy of Relished Foods
This is now Hubby's favorite BBQ sauce. Seriously, he was LICKING THE PLATE! Then he licked my plate....I think it's safe to say he really enjoyed this lunch!
Crab Cakes with Sauteed Baby Spinach & Spicy Remoulade
Photo courtesy of Relished Foods
As most of you know, I hate seafood...any kind. So Hubby got to enjoy this dish all by himself, and he was IN LOVE with this! He's kind of picky with seafood, but he said this was quality crab meat, not a bunch of filler. I had a taste of the remoulade sauce, and really enjoyed that.
Sound amazing? Well, here's all the details to get you going...plus a PROMO CODE for your first order! And don't forget the giveaway.....
a Rafflecopter giveaway
So, ready to give it a try? Relished Foods has graciously offered a promo code good for 50% off your first order, valid through the month of March! PROMO CODE: BusyMomsHelper
How it Works: When you wish to place an order, you go to their website RelishedFoods.com. They have a new menu every week with 5 different chef-designed meals to choose from. You can select from 3 to 5 of the meals, in either 2, 4 or 6 serving sizes.
They then pack all of the ingredients in the correct portions in very nice, clean and easily used packaging.
Everything is clearly labeled, so there's no guessing what seasoning is what (ever confuse cayenne pepper with paprika? It wasn't a pleasant experience!).
They then ship it quickly to you in a safe, refrigerated pack.
All of the items were kept a perfect temperature...I checked when I got it because I'll admit, I was a bit nervous of shipping raw meats. But it was perfectly chilled, so no worries! Oh, and nothing is frozen, just fresh!
The cuts of meat were individually packaged, completely sealed. Here's the pork loan, two chicken breasts and crab meat in our crisper, just begging to be cooked!
The produce was AMAZINGLY fresh, guys - like better than the stuff I normally have to run to the store to get, hoping it's still fresh by dinnertime.
Each meal includes a page with very CLEAR and DETAILED instructions. One side is a description of the meal, to get you all drooling. The back is step-by-step, with photos, on how to prepare your meal. I even made Hubby prepare his own Crab Cakes, and he did with no problems at all.
The cost? Only $9.95 per serving! That includes all of the ingredients, planned meals with instructions AND delivery straight to your door. They are currently delivering to about 50% of the USA, and you can verify with your zipcode on their website.
And even though each of our meals was 2-servings, they're BIG servings. We actually got 8 servings total from these. So especially if you use this as a 'date night out' replacement (like Hubby and I plan to do) it's completely worth it! No more driving to get ingredients, or paying a high priced bill at the restaurant.
I received a free sample of this product/service to review. The giveaway is provided by Relished Foods. All opinions are my own.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I love simple, don't you? Simple cleaning, simple scheduling, simple budgets...and especially simple cooking! These Simple Chicken Enchiladas are wonderful for those busy nights (isn't that every night?) when you want a really flavorful meal, but just don't have the time!
So to try and make the most of this week, I'm cooking up a storm. Be prepared for many more yummy recipes like this one! Oh, plus plenty of sugar, of course!
1 can Tomato Soup (14.4 oz.)
1 pack Enchilada Sauce (1.24 oz)
3 Chicken Breasts, cooked and shredded
2 Roma Tomatoes, diced
1 cup Water
1 tbsp. Garlic, minced
3 tbsp. Green Onion, diced
1-2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
9-18 small Flour Tortillas (depending on how 'tall' you want your dish)
Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F. Spray or line a deep 9x18 casserole dish, set aside.
Mix all of the ingredients (except the tortillas and cheese) in a bowl.
Spread a TINY amount of the mixture along the bottom of the pan. Add a layer of tortillas (about 3). Add a layer of sauce (about 1/2 - 1 cup, depending on depth desired), then another layer of tortillas. Continue for 3-6 layers each, depending on your preference. I do 6 layers of each, as pictured.
Top with shredded cheese.
Cover with foil and cook for 30-45 minutes. Remove foil and continue cooking another 15-30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly in the center.
Note: I add sour cream with mine.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
You know how I really, REALLY like chocolate? Well, I've been trying to find
sneaky smart ways to get my chocolate fix, but also stay healthy at the same time. After all, healthy doesn't mean NO chocolate...just everything in moderation. So by mixing my love of chocolate with my love of fruit, we have: Choco-Nana Fruit Dip. Fun, huh?!
Okay, so I know there's a LOT of ways you can customize this fruit dip, so just keep an open mind. Want to try yours with something else blended in? Go ahead! After all, it's YOUR treat - and it really is hard to mess up just by adding a bit of something you know you like.
1 Medium Banana
1-2 tbsp. Cocoa (I prefer sweetened, but it's fine unsweetened)
1/4 cup Yogurt (plain or vanilla is what I use)
2+ tbsp. Milk (start with 2, then add more until your each your desired consistency)
Put everything in a blender. Blend. ENJOY!
Ideas for Add-ins
Spinach (veggie, but could still add some extra nutrition!)
Almonds or other nut
Nutella (try this instead of cocoa powder)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
We had a snow day today. Again. This is the 5th or 6th one this school year - and we live in Texas. WOW! One thing that can help me feel nice and warm (or at least pretend) is grilling. There's a lot of things I enjoy grilling, but today I'll share a huge favorite: Stuffed Burgers! Read on and drool....
*Green peppers, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, pickles, etc.
In a large bowl, mix the veggies and shredded cheese into the ground beef.
Take a chunk and form it into a patty.
Cook all the way through - on a grill or in a frying pan.
Place patty on bun, prepare as you like (mayo, ketchup, etc.). ENJOY!!!
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