Sep 28, 2016

Foodstirs: Breakfast in a Box

So if you have been following me at all then you know that we have been doing Blue Apron for a couple months now and are loving it. We of course get the wacky recipe that we don't love but mostly we really like it. I love that I can go online chose three meals and that's it. The shopping is done for me. The recipes are found for me. All I have to do is put the food away and cook the meal. It's so easy and it's a great way to try new things.

But for awhile now I have been thinking about a baking box. I was thinking how awesome that would be to get one of those occasionally. I love baking. It definitely comes more naturally to me than cooking. I have been baking for much longer than I have been cooking and it is always my first love in the kitchen.

So I started searching online to find a baking box. There were a few things out there but nothing I was really sold on. Then I found Foodstirs. I had seen it before but didn't really think about trying it. But I had a promotional code to get $10 off so I thought there was no better time to try it than now. So I went for it.

I ordered my first box and didn't actually have another thought about it until it showed up on my front pouch. I actually hadn't thought about it so much so that I didn't have the few cold things I needed in order to make the recipe. I guess that's the scattered mom life for you.

But all we had to get was yogurt so that was easy enough. I drug right into the box, excited to try the Apple Cinnamon Pancakes that we were sent. Also in the box was a recipe for a Storks cookie.


They definitely looked delicious - plus you could create them in the shape of an apple. So adorable to boot!

However, making them didn't come so easy. I took both kids to the grocery store (which I don't do very much anymore since Addie started school) to get the yogurt we needed for this recipe. But when we went to make these Saturday morning, I realized I hadn't bought plain yogurt but strawberry banana yogurt. That was a hand on the forehead moment and not a great way to start this whole thing.

So being the amazing man that he is, the hubs got dressed quickly and headed out to the store with Addison to get some plain yogurt. I put Connor down for a nap and jumped in the shower hoping to shake the grumpy mood I could feel starting.

They got home and we were off. The recipe was easy - of course pancakes aren't exactly overly complicated either. We mixed everything and got the pan preheating. Then we were off.


Everything was going great until it wasn't. Turns out I'm not great at pancakes. Truth is this may have actually been the very first time I ever made pancakes. And turns out I'm really bad at it. And I made a heck of a mess. (Here's where I have a quick confession, the pictures are lacking because after I discovered I'm not a natural pancake maker I started getting frustrated and taking pictures was pretty much the last thing on my list!)

It started out well enough until I went to flip and I kid you not, I had pancake batter all over my stovetop. I can't even pinpoint exactly what happened. The instructions were clear enough, it was definitely the pancake-maker.

And by this point I'm starving (and seriously frustrated) while the hubs and Addison were munching away at the pancakes.

So finally I gave up on the apple shape because it just wasn't happening.


It wasn't getting much better for me and this is when Rob took over the pancaking making. The man can't do much in the kitchen but he can at least make pancakes. So that's something at least.

I finally got the chance to sit down and eat one of this pancakes and they were seriously delicious. It was definitely a pleasant surprise considering I thought they would all be terrible thanks to my cooking skills. But they were really really good. We definitely want to have these again. Addison was eating them like she would never eat again. She would sneak over to the plate we were putting on them and grab one then run back to the table. We had nothing else on it, just the pancake and it was perfect by itself.


So I might not get points for presentation but at least they were delicious!

Comment below: Have you ever tried Foodstirs? What did you think? 


xo, B

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