Hello Fresh

We received our first Hello Fresh box last Wednesday. It has been fun making something new for dinner each night!

We decided to try it out because we have been so busy this semester. I’m taking 3 classes plus doing an internship; boyfriend is working, teaching and taking 1 class. If I don’t plan/prepare the night before, we end up going out to eat because it’s more convenient and faster.

Hello Fresh takes us some time to make than it says on the recipe… sometimes it takes longer to make and not that long to finish our meal, lol. Hopefully we will get faster at making them.

This is what we had this past week:

Wednesday, 10/6 – Cheddar Wonderburgers with Old Bay Fries
Friday, 10/8 – Szechuan Beef Noodles & Sesame Seeds
Saturday, 10/9 – Apricot Ponzu Chicken with Ginger Lime Rice & Roasted Broccoli
Sunday, 10/10 – One-Pan Pineapple Salsa Chicken Tacos; this was supposed to be pork but they sent chicken instead. They credited us $15 got the mistake
Monday, 10/11 – Thai Ginger Curry… Boyfriend added the chicken strips
Tuesday, 10/12 – Ricotta Tomato Stuffed Ravioli with Toasted Panko Sauce, Lemony Squash & Parsley.

My boyfriend said the burger was his favorite meal of the week. Mine was the Szechuan noodles.

Our new box arrives tomorrow and I’m excited to see how everything turns out. I am also curious to see how much money we end up saving by doing this!

Have you tried Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, etc? What do/did you like and dislike?

Brain Dump

I feel like I did not sleep well. I am mentally bored right now and have the hiccups. I hate hiccups, they take forever to stop and gives me a headache every time I get them. Cat is annoyed about it. Me too, my darling, me too.

It is already half way through the semester. What??? How am I even passing my classes? I’m also doing an internship this semester. I’m a crisis counselor, as well as an I&R specialist. I get anxiety every time the phone rings. What if I mess up and make things worse for the caller? So far it hasn’t happened yet, I’m knocking on wood.

Other than school and my internship, I don’t do much. I text my best friend, watch Hulu and play Cooking Fever on my phone, lol. That game is addicting. My therapist says it’s because of the dopamine I receive when I successfully complete a level. I agree.

I have a bone spur on my left heel. My ankle/foot has been hurting for months and one morning I woke up with a bunion…!?!?!? Bought those bunion braces off Amazon and now I wear them while I sleep, lol. So attractive. Starting physical therapy in a week or so. My body feels so old.

Because of our crazy schedule, my boyfriend had the great idea of signing up with Hello Fresh. We had our third meal last night. It’s been fun having different things and so far everything has been delicious. It makes it easier on me because it’s one less thing I need to think about each day. Plus, boyfriend said we’ll be saving money – less groceries and eating out.

Oh, we got another cat. A black one… so now we have three black cats and one fawn corgi. I tell our pup he’s adopted, lol. New kitty is 4 months old. We saw a post about her on Nextdoor. I texted the gal and she said there was a lady ahead of us in line. Didn’t think we would get her because who would pass up a free, adorable kitten?

I’m sure the lady had good reasons, and we are happy to have her as part of our family. Well, maybe not our oldest cat, he hasn’t come home the last few days or so that’s what we think. He’s a midnight snacker, though and food was eaten the other night. Our 2nd oldest kitty tolerates her (first and second kitty were born 3-4 weeks apart lol). And well, pup is obsessed. He just wants to play all day. Understandable.

So Google says first day of winter is 12/21/21. Tomorrow we are supposed to get about 2 feet or so of snow in the mountains and 4-8 inches in the valley… Oh Montana, how I love thee. *rolls eyes*

Well, if you got this far, you probably can tell that I wasn’t really going anywhere with this post. So thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed it. And if you didn’t, I am sorry for wasting your time, lol.