This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.
I never cook on Sundays.
I know that being a southern woman I am supposed to cook a big meal every Sunday afternoon and have everybody and their mama over for dinner, but I don’t. I’m sure that some of the great southern women who have went before me are very disappointed in this. They would probably be upset that I’ve only cooked fried chicken twice in my life as well, but I guess that’s why I often call myself the ex-southern belle.
Needless to say when my friend Brittany and I decided to whip up some burgers a few Sunday afternoons back, I’m sure those women before me nearly came back to life because of the shock that surged through their bodies.
Then however, they probably saw it was a Blue Apron meal and realized I hadn’t changed really at all.
Because Blue Apron meals are the easiest meals to cook. It still counts as cooking, but it’s like 10 times easier than regular cooking…
They deliver all the ingredients you need to your home in the exact measurements as well. Everything you need to cook a meal – down to the one teaspoon of vinegar and the recipe for the whole meal – comes right to your doorstep. Everything comes in a refrigerated box so even if you aren’t home right when it’s delivered, it will stay cool and fresh till you get there. It’s like your own personal chef in a box.
For our girl’s only afternoon in, we made cheddar cheeseburgers with pickles and thyme roasted oven fries. Because really, what kid doesn’t like cheeseburgers? You can see all the different recipes Blue Apron has to offer here. You can get two-person or family meals. We always opt for the family size meals of course.
P.S. Excuse my kitchen walls – the backsplash is coming soon! There’s only so many things a girl can get done!
The Circus tasked herself with the job of peeling the onion. This was probably her first and last time she’ll do that for a while. I don’t think she knew what she was getting herself into.
Britt worked on the fries while I got the soak for the pickles ready.
And Harper just preferred to hold the cucumber. 🙂
The entire meal was delicious, but the pickles turned out to be one of my favorite things.
All you did was make a quick mixture on the stovetop, then put the cucumbers in the mixture to soak. I ended up eating the pickles by themselves and I never do that.
The Circus took over pickle duty while Harper gave pointers.
I cooked the burgers on the stovetop, which is another thing I usually don’t do.
I usually put them on the grill, but I had also gotten a new pan from Blue Apron’s new market and wanted to try it. Let me just say, it’s my new favorite pan. I was worried about burning the burgers, but the pan was great. They were perfectly cooked and juicy. The pan is non-stick and really easy to clean. I had also made the mixture for the pickles in it and just wiped it clean before using it for the burgers. It heats up evenly, so there were no burgers that were cooked more or less than others when I went to flip them.
Mamas and kiddos alike ate it all up.
Have you tried Blue Apron before? For all us people with commitment issues, you don’t have to worry – you can skip or cancel the service at any time.