Thursday, December 1, 2016

Using Home Chef as Cooking Lessons for Kids

I wanted to do a quick follow-up to the previous posts I've done about using Home Chef as cooking lessons for kids.  My eleven year old is really interested in pursuing a culinary degree at our local community college, but has a couple of years until she is eligible for enrollment.  She loves getting the boxes, and actually put them at the top of her wishlist!  I have been super impressed with both the skills she has learned, and the food she has made; it really has been amazing, restaurant quality meals!  This was "Crispy Garlic and Lemon Crusted Salmon with creamed kale and charred grape tomatoes"  and you can actually view the recipe by clicking on the recipe title!  It was so delicious, and definitely something that we will make again.

I've had a couple of questions from different people about Home Chef that I thought I would address here.

*If you click on any of the Home Chef links in this post, you get $30 off of your first delivery.  (and I get a bonus also, just FYI ;)

*You can choose different dietary choices on your profile.  I have chosen to prefer meat & seafood over vegetables, and to avoid soy.  Avoiding dairy, pork, red meat, nuts, gluten, mushrooms, and shellfish are also an option.  I also have selected low-carb, and low-calorie is an option as well.

*Each week there are eleven different dinner options you can choose from!  We have tried out two other similar services, and prefer the food Home Chef sends, by far.

*You can skip up to six weeks at a time, by clicking on that date on the calendar.  Or, you can "pause" your account for all future deliveries, by clicking the button under your account.  You can then "unpause" anytime you would like to receive a delivery.

*The regular price for meals is right at $10 a plate.  So it's definitely (way) above our typical grocery budget, but the quantities and quality I think are restaurant quality, and even at full price, the cost is significantly lower than local cooking class options for kids.  We order the three meal box for two people, and we either split it up and eat it with leftovers or sandwiches or something as filler, or the person that prepared it gets to have a special meal with Mom or Dad.  Many of the meals, like this one, could be easily replicated with ingredients from your local grocery store.  The "all in one" box of ingredients is so, super helpful for those learning to cook especially, since the recipe addresses your specific ingredients and quantities; you don't have to go searching through the pantry, fridge, etc. and measuring everything out, etc.

Let me know if you have any questions about Home Chef that you would like me to address, or if you've tried it, what you thought!!

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