Monday, January 7, 2019

Home Chef

I continue to receive 
meals, three per week, which is working out perfectly.
Each meal is $ 10.00 per person...the total cost is $ 20.00 per night, 
they do not charge for shipping.
The meals are excellent.
The ingredients for each meal are stored in it's own separate sack.
All ingredients are pre-measured, 
and each meal includes a detailed recipe card, with step by step instructions.
Each week they offer about twelve meals to choose from,
so I have not had any trouble finding three meals that I know we will enjoy.
The meals take between 30 - 40 minutes to prepare and that is exactly what I was looking for.
I enjoy the prep work, and have a great feeling of satisfaction when I serve the meals.
The portions are adequate to very large but we do not have leftovers.
We are not big on leftovers, so this is perfect for us.

Here are some of the recent, excellent meals we have enjoyed...

Ditalini Chicken Caesar Salad with Parmesan Croutons

Chicken Kiev with Goat Cheese Butter

Fig-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

Farmhouse Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Green Onion Gravy and Corn
I made Stuffing also.

Pasta Arrabiata with Fried Goat Cheese & Red Pepper Marinara Sauce

Beef Meatball Pot-au-Feu with Mashed Potatoes and Carrots

This is a Pot Roast Dinner I made when we did not feel like going out for dinner, 
but my meals were done.

and the hubs made his world famous Refrigerator Cake, some call it Icebox Cake.
It is so can find the recipe here.
So I have a question for you...Do you eat dinner just so you can have desert??
Or are you the type that don't care if desert comes first?


  1. Goat cheese butter! What is that like?

  2. They all look wonderful, so glad you are enjoying it.

  3. We seldom eat dessert.....but we usually have wine. Since Louis Dean is borderline diabetic, it’s one or the other but not both. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t cheat from time to time. I brought a whole pumpkin pie with us when we came down to the ranch and he’s eaten up the whole thing all by himself!

    1. Linda - this reminds me of my mom in her later years; there was a time when she made two pumpkin pies EVERY.SINGLE.DAY - one for her and one for the next door neighbor. He finally told her 'please don't.' :)

  4. The average pork tenderloin costs me about $7.00 and it is enough for two meals for two - so $3.50. The Brussels sprouts and carrots would be another $2.50, the potatoes $1.50, the glaze maybe $1.00. That is $8.50. So how is $20.00 reasonable? As for dessert we have a piece of fruit each night. We make dessert only if company comes, but more and more our friends are all eschewing dessert, so we tend to make a fruit salad, or have pears with a cheese tray.....something like that.

    1. i never said the meals were "reasonable", anyone who uses a service like this is paying for convenience. i like the variety of meals, all of the ingredients are super fresh and i like preparing food at home instead of going out. they offer a great variety of food, i do not have to shop for food and there is no waste. i have seizures, therefore i am not able to drive...this plan is very convenient for me!

      i like a little sweet treat occasionally after dinner. i often think about all the woman on the titanic who did not have desert that day....was it really that important!

    2. You are quite right, Debbie, it was absolutely unimportant to them, but since most of us do not expect to die imminently, it is probably better to eat wisely, extend our lives and equip ourselves to enjoy it more fully.

  5. Those all look very good!

    No dessert here, but about 10 p.m. I get the munchies; that's why I try not to have many sweets around. If I do, it's pretty much demolished. :)


  6. I’m glad we’ve had lunch already. I’d be hungry otherwise. It all looks yummy!

  7. The meals are all so attractive! I think this is a wonderful alternative to going out to a restaurant. We love to eat well and don't mind spending money on good ingredients. I don't eat dessert. Does that sound pitiful? heehee! Hugs!

    1. I came back to see what happened with the comments. You handled them all very well my friend. And I can't eat dessert...for health reasons. We all do what we have to do...or what we CAN do! Happy eating!

  8. The meals look great! We cook on Sundays for the week, otherwise we'd probably eat out every meal. Of course, I love dessert!

  9. loved seeing your chef meals Debbie. They look excellent quality too and it would be fun waiting for them to arrive ;D)
    It's nice to mix things up and not have a boring set routine.
    We enjoy desserts occasionally, and have been known to tuck into them before the main meal!

  10. You are dining in style. I love my dessert.My grandmother apparently said you should eat dessert first.I think she was a wise lady, even. though I did not get to meet her, or at least was very young when she was alive.

  11. Now this meals look very appetising and if this system works or you that is great. I do not eat dessert , perhaps if I dine out but I am more a savoury person, would have a starter instead.

  12. Delicious looking meals! I would be especially partial to the pork and pot roast! His dessert looks fantastic!

  13. You do amazing food photography! I’m glad I waited until after breakfast and coffee to come back to your blog!

    One thing I would really like about your service is that sometimes the hardest part of cooking for two is coming up with new ideas! But we do like leftovers (I.e. a pork tenderloin with all the fixin’s one night, then leftovers sliced on a chef salad a couple of days later). And on days when nothing at home sounds good, there are all those good restaurants (as long as we can still toddle out to the car to get there) . So I think what I’ll do is just steal your ideas for a while; this post gave me several... and then out to dinner until your next post )))! Thank you!

  14. These do look very nice.
    We don't always have a dessert sometimes we have a small starter and then a main's nice to mix things up to suit :)

    All the best Jan

  15. that is so good to eat at home, everytime I eat out I gain weight, and it is nice not to have to think about it.
    The cake looks great too, you know when we have had a special treat, I have ate just so that I could have the desert :)