Dec 7, 2017

How to Boil Water: Blue Apron #13

Seared Steaks & Mashed Potato with Steak Sauce & Roasted Carrots



So apparently I'm not so great at cooking steak to medium-rare which is the way we like our steak. This steak was a bit more rare and not evenly cooked but I tried and it still was pretty good. In fact this meal was really good. The kids were all over this meal. I loved the mashed potatoes which was loaded up with cheese - yum! And as I have learned recently I'm a fan of roasted vegetables so the roasted carrots were delicious.

Fresh Cavatelli & Kale with Fried Rosemary & Walnuts



I wasn't such a fan of this one but the rest of the family loved it. I was actually really surprised because I really thought no one would like this one (the pasta was pumpkin flavored) but everyone loved this meal. I ate most of it but it was too rich and quite frankly I'm not a fan of walnuts or rosemary. But it wasn't bad overall. I'm glad everyone else loved it because there's nothing that's more annoying than spending a lot of time cooking and preparing food just for no one to eat it and hate it. So that's something even if I didn't love it.

Stir-Fried Beef & Broccoli with Persimmon Rice



I had never actually had a persimmon before. It reminded me a lot of a mango and I love mangos so I thought they were pretty good. I actually really liked this meal. It was super easy to make and I thought the beef was good. I do love Jasmine rice and add in some delicious sauce, beef, persimmons and yum. I really enjoyed this meal.

Spicy Broccoli & Fresh Fusilli Pasta with Mascarpone Cheese



Although spicy is in the name I didn't actually make it all that spicy or spicy in the slightest because we just don't do spicy. Truthfully there was nothing mindblowing about this meal so I don't really have anything special to say about this meal.

Spicy Black Bean Quesadillas with Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad



I'll first say that I didn't care for the avocado salad although I do like avocados. The quesadillas were delicious though. The kids couldn't get enough of it. I would definitely make this one again!

Spinach & Mushroom Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce



I really enjoyed this one. Of course just about any pasta meal (with a red sauce) is going to be a winner in my book. I like pasta. I'm usually not a fan of spinach in meals - although I do like spinach but I just don't always like it mixed in unless it is really wilted or cut small. This meal was pretty good all together.

Pasta & Pork Bolognese with Brussel Sprouts & Grana Padano Cheese



So first of all, I was missing the cheese for this meal so I just used regular old mozzarella cheese. Second of all there are brussel sprouts in this meal, but they actually weren't too bad. I think they mixed well with the other flavors otherwise I probably would have avoiding actually eating the brussel sprouts. It was pretty good overall.

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