For the past few years, Alex and I have given the boys dinner around 6pm, then played, read books, sang and put them to bed. Once they’re asleep, we have our own dinner around 8 or 9pm. I really like having that time to drink wine, talk about our days and just chill. But! Now that the boys are getting a little older (Anton is 1 1/2 and Toby is 4 1/2, sob), we’d love to start having family dinners more regularly. Blue Apron just launched a Family Plan, so we figured it was a good time to try it out…
I poured the wine while Alex cooked—my specialty!
Blue Apron’s family plan is awesome for feeding a family of four. Each delivery contains two different meals for four people, and you can opt to receive one or two deliveries per week.
The recipes are designed to appeal to both parents and kids (think: crispy fish tacos and sloppy joes), and to be cooked and served family-style. Here, we made the Blood Orange-Roasted Salmon with Avocado, Pepitas and Israeli Couscous Salad. The salmon dinner was a big hit, and a huge bonus was that we had tons of leftovers for lunches the next day.
The price for this plan breaks down to less than $9 per person per meal, and, as always, shipping is free. I also like that you have so much food every time you cook—makes it easy to feed the whole family healthy foods.
Thoughts? Would you try it? Do you have family dinners? Or split the kids and adults?
Bonus: Blue Apron is offering two free meals to the first 250 people to click through and get a box. Good for both the family and two-person plans. New customers only. Thanks, Blue Apron!
(Food photos by Yossy Arefi by Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Blue Apron, a service we really like for our family)