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Italian Chicken with Tomato Basil Salsa

For the chicken:  2 thin chicken breasts (either buy them thin-sliced or pound them flat) 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise, divided Progresso Italian bread crumbs Salt Pepper Heat a non-stick skillet on ...

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The Mister’s Orecchiette 

Ingredients: 6 ounces orecchiette 8 ounces mild Italian sausage 4 ounces pancetta 2 small Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 sprig of sage 1 sprig of thyme 2 cloves of ...

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Rosemary-Basted Steak

With Rosemary Parsnip Wedges and Garlicky Creamed Spinach……from Hello Fresh. The steak in this meal is way up there in our list of favorites.  Tender, juicy and very flavorful. Neither ...

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Teriyaki-Glazed Meatballs 

Tonight dinner is brought to you by Hello Fresh. It was our ...
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Steak Frites, Creamy Shallot Sauce, and Sautéed Spinach

We are experimenting with other meal-kit services and this was our first ...
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Brie & Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 

A wonderful lunch today: Brie cheese, pear slices and fresh sage on ...
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Blackened Chile-Dusted Chicken

…with Zucchini Rice & Corn-Tomato Sauté… This was very flavorful and delicious ...
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Spiced Meatballs

…with Garlic Toasts & Summer Squash Salad… The Mister cooked again — ...
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Stir-Fried Ginger-Basil Chicken 

This was a most enjoyable meal. I made two changes to the ...

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Italian Chicken with Tomato Basil Salsa

For the chicken:  2 thin chicken breasts (either buy them thin-sliced or pound them flat) 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise, divided Progresso Italian bread crumbs Salt Pepper Heat a non-stick skillet on medium high heat. Spread mayonnaise onto each side of the chicken. Some folks use buttermilk. I’ve found that mayonnaise keeps the chicken really nice and moist […]

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2015 — Blue Apron

I didn’t realize we had fixed/eaten so many of their meals in 2015.  Here’s to another year of cooking.

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My Opinion: Meal-Kit Services

Meal kit services are fun and we have been enjoying the nice change up in our dinner menu AND not having to go grocery shopping very often. So far we’ve tried Blue Apron, Plated and Hello Fresh. My favorite is probably Plated — their food is delicious, there are more variety available in meals and […]

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The Mister’s Orecchiette 

Ingredients: 6 ounces orecchiette 8 ounces mild Italian sausage 4 ounces pancetta 2 small Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 sprig of sage 1 sprig of thyme 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 teaspoon Gourmet Garden basil paste 1/2 teaspoon Tuscan seasoning 1/4 cup chicken stock Olive oil The secret ingredient was diced pancetta, cooked up […]

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Rosemary-Basted Steak

With Rosemary Parsnip Wedges and Garlicky Creamed Spinach……from Hello Fresh. The steak in this meal is way up there in our list of favorites.  Tender, juicy and very flavorful. Neither of us have ever had parsnips so this was kind of a fun thing to try. This is definitely a meal we will prepare again […]

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Teriyaki-Glazed Meatballs 

Tonight dinner is brought to you by Hello Fresh. It was our first go with this meal-kit service. There was a lot of food. It was pretty tasty. Hello Fresh has the most attractive packaging. All the ingredients for a particular meal are placed in a pretty box (the meat is kept separate). Ingredients: 10 […]

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Steak Frites, Creamy Shallot Sauce, and Sautéed Spinach

We are experimenting with other meal-kit services and this was our first meal by Plated. Two thumbs up. Nice recipe cards with clear instructions and photos. Their website is very user friendly as is their mobile app. The meal was VERY delicious and there was lots to eat. Ingredients: 2 russet potatoes 6 ounces baby […]

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Brie & Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 

A wonderful lunch today: Brie cheese, pear slices and fresh sage on sourdough bread and grilled until the cheese is all ooey-gooey melted. Served with tomato basil soup and a small side salad of arugula and roma tomatoes sprinkled with shredded parmesan cheese.

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Blackened Chile-Dusted Chicken

…with Zucchini Rice & Corn-Tomato Sauté… This was very flavorful and delicious — one of our favorite Blue Apron meals. Another home run by both Blue Apron and The Mister. Ingredients: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/3 cup white Basmati rice 3 ounces cherry tomatoes 2 cloves garlic 2 scallions 1 ear of corn 1 […]

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Spiced Meatballs

…with Garlic Toasts & Summer Squash Salad… The Mister cooked again — thanks, honey! He also added a small serving of Orecchiette pasta. Ingredients: 10 ounces ground beef 1 small baguette 2 cloves garlic 1 lemon ( we used 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar) 1 summer squash 1 large bunch mint (we used fresh basil […]

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