I ended up using my little credit from my first foray into this meal delivery service to try another week of Hello Fresh. Actually, I did this last month, but I didn’t actually have time to write about it then.
This time I had no problem with food allergy contaminants, so these meals were rated based on my actual impression of them.
The first was a Carolina Barbecue chicken with mac n’ cheese and green beans. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. The chicken was okay. The mac n’ cheese was spicy. And the green beans were pretty standard. Although, one tip I got from this meal was to boil the pasta and throw the green beans in while it was cooking. It didn’t affect the taste pasta, and it was nice to not use an extra pot! I think boiling the green beans in the pasta water did add a bit of something extra which was nice.
The second meal was the Tuscan-spiced Shrimp and Orzo, which I rated 3 out of 5 stars. And this is one of the reasons I really like using the Hello Fresh delivery. Turns out, I don’t really like orzo. I’m not a fan of the texture. The shrimp and tomatoes were okay, but it just really wasn’t my preference. I’m glad I learned this through Hello Fresh so I don’t still have a bag of Orzo in my pantry.
But the last meal was a 5 out of 5 home run! It was Caprese Steak with Roasted Potatoes. In fact, I made this meal again, purchasing the ingredients on my own. I never thought to put a Caprese salad on a steak, though I have eaten feta on steak before, which is delish! Really, anything Caprese will probably be a win for me.
I’m not really planning on ordering again until maybe some time in mid to late summer. Since the baby is coming, I just don’t know how that will fit into the crazy chaos and transitions that are coming. But I will be interested to know how it would work with a baby around. One of the first people I watched on YouTube that did Hello Fresh videos had the toddler and baby chaos and still managed not to burn or overcook things. This gives me a bit of hope. I guess we shall see!
By the way, I do have code that can get you $40 off your first box if you want to try it for yourself.