Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Giveaway & Home Chef Subscription Box Review - 4th Delivery



Stadium Style Bratwurst with Grilled Onions, Sauerkraut & Potato Wedges (3 buns not pictured)


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Classic Beef Stroganoff with Cremini Mushrooms in a Rich Sour Cream Sauce

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Neapolitan Pizza Margherita with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil & Balsamic Frisee

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This is a review of the fourth box we have received from a food subscription box company called Home Chef. Out of the three recipes we received this week we enjoyed the Beef Stroganoff the most, followed by the Bratwurst and lastly the Neapolitan Pizza. It was difficult to chose our favorites this week since we loved all three recipes! Sadly, the fresh fruit basket I ordered was missing from this box, but they credited my account and this week it showed up in our box.

Stadium Style Bratwurst with Grilled Onions, Sauerkraut & Potato Wedges

Hubby and I both love Bratwurst cooked in beer. This recipe didn't call for cooking them in beer and we didn't have any in the house since Hubby switched to drinking wine instead, yet it was still delicious. This dish has a whopping 1110 calories, they provided 2.5 servings and it takes 30 minutes to prepare. We hadn't had brats in quite some time and they were delightful. They were very high quality brats with the perfect spices and are crave worthy for sure. I skipped the sauerkraut and pickles since my stomach can't handle those and they were still delicious. I should have fought John for the leftover brat. The fries were good, I'd love to know what was in the spice mixture because they made the fries not your typical boring flavor. We were first introduced to brats many years ago by our couple friends from Wisconsin. I wish I could find this brand of brats in our area. I'm anxiously awaiting the opening of Publix in Winston so that we can get our hands on some good brats again. It's so much easier to get good brats up north, here in the south it's a struggle.

Classic Beef Stroganoff with Cremini Mushrooms in a Rich Sour Cream Sauce

It had been a really long time since I had a similar dish to this, so when I saw it up for grabs I ordered it right away. This dish has 722 calories and takes 40 minutes to prepare. Wow, this was incredibly delicious and the perfect comfort food. It was a very generous portion and we had enough to share some of the beef and noodles with our dogs, who were very happy to have their nightly samples. We plan to make this recipe again soon, it was that good!

Neapolitan Pizza Margherita with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil & Balsamic Frisee

We both love pizza and in the past we have made it from scratch and really enjoyed it, so when I saw this recipe I immediately ordered it. Though I'd prefer to work with dough rather than already cooked crust since they provided Italian wood fired pizza crust, I thought it would be worth a try. This dish has 629 calories and takes 30 minutes to prepare. This was delightful and such an artisan pizza that I felt like I was in a fancy restaurant. We use to buy a similar fresh pizza from Costco, but sadly they stopped making it. This reminded me of that, but with more of a tart sauce and the addition of red pepper and less basil. The side salad was ok but not worth repeating. It was also a generous portion which included two pizzas, the above photo shows one portion.

So there you have it, a review of our forth Home Chef box. Check out the previous recipes we made:

Stay tuned for my next Home Chef blog post which will review the following:
  1. Sherry Mushroom Chicken
  2. Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps
  3. Beef & Cheese Enchilladas
  4. Fresh Fruit Basket
  5. Green Monster Smoothies
I have also reviewed their competition: PlatedBlue Apron & Hello Fresh. So check out those reviews before you leave. In addition, don't forget to claim your Free Graze Box and enter my latest giveaway which is a Plated Subscription Box including 6 meals worth $72:

a Rafflecopter giveaway Plated has provided me with one free subscription box worth $72 to give away. Plated will send the winner one shipment that includes all the ingredients for three recipes for two people for a total of six servings. To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter form above. The winner must be over 18 years old, a new Plated customer, provide me with their name and email address to give to Plated, provide Plated their credit card number in case they want to continue with the service past the first box and live in the US. To skip future weeks' shipments, visit their website & go to my account, subscription and click "skip this week" on the calendar or chose "cancel subscription".

Bargain Alert -   Hello Fresh - $40 off your first box, use coupon code "YVWF79". 
                           Plated - $30 off your 1st box from Plated, click here
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