a few weeks ago i was contacted by a gal over at Sun Basket. she mentioned that she had read that i liked to blog about healthy meals and snacks...she even said she liked my pictures. it was at this point i knew she was flattering me...but i'm not one to turn down a compliment. anyway...
she asked if i would be interested in trying out sun basket's meal delivery services. i was skeptical, but wanted to see what it was all about. i clicked the link she provided to the weekly menu and was more than pleasantly surprised.
she asked me to pick out three meals that i would like to try...and i did. you see...i'm all about NOT having to meal plan. there were about two months in there (a few months back) where i was meal planning...but then i just stopped...which would probably explain the few pounds i've put on. i digress.
i gave this gal my selections and then, just yesterday, they were delivered via fedex right to my front door. what?!
the gals and i love getting packages so we quickly busted in. in addition, i'm a sucker for beautiful packaging...and i don't think it gets cuter than this.
ps. never have i ever made anything like this. i'm pretty sure i had never even seen a fennel. seriously...what's a fennel?
but...the very very very best part was that it took 20 minutes from start to finish. you guys...they have everything portioned out for you. i only had to provide salt, pepper, and olive oil.
it was as simple as chopping a few things and order of operations. fennel first, throw in the rest of the ingredients, cook the salmon last and in a separate pan. done and done.
seeee! doesn't it look delicious? (if you're a salmon fan.) this meal was unlike anything i've ever made OR eaten. the flavors were delicious and unique and so so...impressive. i think that's the right word.
really...had my girls not been crying the entire time i made this meal it would have been perfection. so instead i give it a 9.9 / 10.
my farmer completely, 100% agreed. we both cleaned our plates and discussed that this would probably be a great option as a birthday or christmas gift. my farmer even suggested it might be good for new parents.
what it comes down to is if you're in a cooking rut and you're tired of eating "family approved meals" - ie. you only want to cook one meal that everyone will eat...Sun Box is a great option.
on this particular night i gave sawyer leftovers and kaye enjoyed a chicken hotdog with sweet potatoes and beats. the farmer and i feasted on salmon and fennel.
i'm so so jazzed to make the two other recipes. i'll be enjoying steak with sautéed chard tonight!