Raise your hand if you cook a homemade gourmet meal every night. . . yeah, I didn’t think so! I’ll be honest, on the days I’m not excessively tired or being lazy, the only reason a “real” meal can’t come together is that I simply don’t have all the ingredients I need. If someone were to drop off groceries with every detail to make a delicious dinner, I wouldn’t resort to our typical grilled chicken with a side of veggies, or our thrown-together hamburger meals. I’m busy, and I know you get it because if you’re a parent of school aged children then YOU’RE busy too. When I’m not doing the pickup and drop off routine, I’m planning for our next girl scout meeting, attending a PTA board meeting, taking my little guy to his appointments, and trying to get something decent on the table while helping my 2nd grader with common core math homework from hell. Then it’s time to take them to their afterschool activities.
I’m bored. My husband is bored. My kids are bored. You can say that as a family, we are BORED of our meals. In my defense, my kids stick to a handful of things they love and that usually comes in the form of tacos. Chicken, beef, veggie – you name it, if it’s covered in cheese and guacamole and tossed in a tortilla, they eat it. This week, however, has been a little different. We nixed our Taco Tuesday for a delicious pasta primavera. On Wednesday we had an interesting take on grilled chicken, and on Thursday we attempted to BBQ but apparently, we’ve entered our rainy season in NYC, so the only grill I was able to fire up was over the stove top in the form of a cast iron grill. Oh wait, I didn’t tell you where I got my inspiration from! Well, there’s a new subscription-based meal kit brand on the market called Gobble. Gobble is a great fit with our lifestyle because they use fresh ingredients.
In our first meal kit we received enough food to feed our family of 5 for three days. Each meal was something I knew we would like and included ingredients we already eat- like Vegetable Primavera with Tortellini and Basil Pesto, Santa Maria Sirloin Steak with Baked Beans and Grilled Fresh Corn, and Pan Roasted Chicken with Asparagus & Basil Mashed Potatoes. Yes, they all sound delicious, but the real test was making these items and seeing how they tasted.
The first thing I did was unpack my temperature-controlled box which included everything I needed to make our meals. Each meal was individually bagged with all the ingredients necessary for that meal and labelled to match the recipe card. The meats were left out of the individual bags, most likely to prevent cross-contamination in the event of leakage.
Ok, enough of me yapping. I’m sure you want to see how our food turned out and hear if it lived up to the hype. Check out my pictures below:
Each meal took about 15 minutes to throw together. All the chopping and dicing was done for me, so all I really needed to do was cook it all! Delicious, home-cooked meals with loads of veggies and lean meats is exactly what I want my meals to be all about, and Gobble makes that happen. I really love that everything was essentially done for me because I have more time to focus on homework, family time, and maybe, JUST MAYBE, I can sneak in a little time for myself.
Gobble meal subscriptions are completely tailored to your lifestyle and dietary preferences. Visit Gobble.com to view the weekly dinner options and choose a preferred delivery day. You can even get 50% off your first six Gobble meals with code MOM50. West Coast readers- you may use this discount code now to enjoy Gobble. Gobble is currently available on the West Coast, but is expanding nationally this summer.
Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Gobble via Momtrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Gobble or Momtrends.
No chopping and ready in less than 15 minutes? I’m certainly sold!