Sunday, January 8, 2017

GREEN CHEF REVIEW......tried my box ....BOX TYPE #3 of the Meals in the Box programs

SO I got an order from :   THE GREEN CHEF

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So right away I noticed that I did not get to "TAILOR" my menu like I was able to with the other two types of packages.   I was able to choose the TYPE but the menu was the same for everyone in each category.

I signed up for the PALEO boxes but there are 6 different TYPES you can order (there is something for everyone!)

I signed up for 3 meals for 2 people.  

When I got my box my proteins were packaged separately from everything else BUT so was EVERYTHING .... everything was just portioned , bagged and labeled and basically thrown into a box all together.   Zip Lock , Vaccumed bags , small little bottles etc etc.... it was as if it were a bag of groceries rather than separated into meals (I guess I am a bit spoiled)


The meals that they planned were Shrimp Fried Rice,  Maple Meatloaf and Chicken Stir fry with Cauliflower rice.    I mixed it up a bit.....

I did make Shrimp Fetticini with the Shrimp and Broccoli includd

packaging

organic single egg nicely packaged separately

chopping the organic cashews and roasting the cauliflower rice

Finished Chicken Stir Fry... omg good
and "chicken fried rice" instead of the shrimp.  I mixed up the sides and made my own.  I did the meatloaf but instead of the recommended side I used their sweet potatoes and beets and made a veggie medley.   You get the picture.

I loved how the meals turned out and I made them all but the Shrimp Fetticini at one time.   So I actually made one meal for 4 and then two other meals for 2 by adding noodles and sauce that I had on hand.

The quality of products and freshness are superb.

The "normal"  price of  3 meals for 2 is about $90  which I would not pay to resubscribe.  I have my subscription on hold as I do my other subscriptions at the moment.   I want to try them ALL!  I would order again if I get a $25 credit and brought the cost down to affordable....

Shrimp Fetticini 




SPECIAL PRICING FOR NEWBIES :

HERE ARE THE GIFTING RULES AND INFORMATION :  I ordered one three meals for two people
I paid $10 for the 3 meals on an email promotion...

I looked for it again I didn't see the same deal so here is the Current Information:
Gifts are a free week of our 2-person plan that you can send to friends and family who haven’t tried Green Chef. When they get their second delivery, you get $25 towards your next purchase. Treat your friends to 4 free meals. Whenever someone who signs up with your code gets their second delivery, you'll get $25.




READ ABOUT GREEN CHEF   GO HERE   TO TRY 4 free meals deal

READ ABOUT HOME CHEF   :     GO HERE TO TRY  $30 off

READ ABOUT HELLO FRESH :   GO HERE  TO TRY $40 off




SNOW ICE CREAM : Best Frugal Recipe EVA!!!


One person to find clean fluffy snow in proper clothing

LOTS OF CLEAN SNOW

1  1/2 Can of YUMMY evaporated milk,  2 capfuls of vanilla and a splash of half & half

One spoon licker

2 Happy Snackers

BOWL FULL OF FUN!

HOT CHOCOLATE IS THE PERFECT ACCOMPANIMENT





Tuesday, January 3, 2017

JANUARY 2 and 3rd......CHA CHING...... $38.07 (running total for January)

JANUARY 2nd:   Ham Biscuits for breakfast,  handful of snacks for lunch and dinner was COOPERS HAWK!   I belong to the "club" so I had a $25 Credit,  a $15 Birthday Month Bonus and we were gifted a $50 GC for Christmas .  We had two free tastings and 2 bottles of wine.... well that cost an entire $2.07 out of pocket and a $20 Tip !  WOOOHOOOO!  We had a LOT of good drinks and Food and GREAT TIME!




DRUNKEN MEXICAN SHRIMP ... OH MY WORD


JANUARY 3rd:

Breakfast at Frisbys..... for 4 .... all 4 of us were out at breakfast (me , my vitamin E , daughter and grandson.   3 bloody marys and an extra strong apple juice ,  and 4 complete breakfasts.  What a will of good gesture.... a great friend of E's picked up the tab and we had to pay a $10 Tip!  We didn't take photos but we sure should have!    Thanks Mr. Ed for our fabulous Breakfast!


DINNER:     Got a GREAT email from PAPA JOHNS   they gave me 10 bonus points for birthday fun..... I combined that with the points I already had and got a free $25 PIZZA!   they have a deal right now that if you pay with VISA you SCORE ANOTHER FREE PIZZA for later!!  SCORE!!!   we paid $11 out of pocket because we ordered some FABULOUS CINNAMON ROLLS on the same order and $5 for a tip .  so we paid $16 total out of pocket and still have another pizza to redeem again soon!  Christina helped us order to make sure we did it right at our new store!!  YEAHH!




JANUARY 1. DINNER ... SAVINGS..... Zero out of pocket

We had a SPREAD for New Years Eve So leftovers it was for dinner!   Ham Biscuits, Fruit and a few  veggies with plenty of choices for drinks and goodies!   Here is a look at part of the choices we had.... smorgeshbord night I used to call it at home instead of "left overs"   

FREE out of pocket for January 1st..... you ask about the black eyed peas... ?  well for the first time I BURNED them,  that cannot mean "good luck"  I mean really?   OH MY WORD.... but I can't complain about the food .... and I did take a bite of the burned beans... does that count?







ZERO MONEY OUT OF POCKET!!