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3 Free Meals - Sun Basket

 

I don't' know about you, but this was my very first time trying out a food delivery kit that gets sent to your home. There are so many box kits out there these days from beauty boxes to fitness boxes and even food meal delivery kits. Well, I was sent a  meal kit from Sun Basket to try out this past week, and to my surprise, I was pleasantly pleased.

Just the Idea of ordering food online sometimes scares me especially if its meat and vegetables. I like to smell my food and get a good look at it before I purchase it. However, I did my due diligence and Sun Basket Food Delivery kits do have many great reviews online.

So I was like, what the heck. I'll give it try.  Trying something once couldn't hurt me, could it? 😉

Well, just so you know Sun Basket is actually a great company, in fact, they are a healthy meal kit service that delivers top of the line top sustainably-sourced meat items. They use only organic fruits and vegetables for you to cook with for your family or significant other. They have many other options for you to choose from, which means you are able to order different meal kits that are either Paleo, Gluten-free, Vegetarian and even a Family option.

The Family option though is for a family of four at the moment, I spoke to a Sun-basket representative and they told me this coming year they will options for a family of 6. Which is something I need since I have four boys. But that didn't stop me from trying out the kit. I just added a little more items that I already had on hand to make it stretch.

Hey, it was sent to me, so you do what you gotta do.

As of now they even have a breakfast option, but I'm not at the level yet. Breakfast is something I can do at home on my own. Since they did send me two of the Family meal options to try out which are all kid friendly and tested to be easy to cook and clean up well.

 

 

 

Something else that is really cool, is that all the recipes are healthy 30-mintue recipes designed for minimal cleanup and tested to taste well and be kid friendly.  All recipes are developed by an award-winning San Franciso Chef and Chef Tyler Florence helps with one of the recipes each week for the family kit. In fact, the food kit's are sent in 100% recyclable packaging.

When you do order you are able to choose any recipe you like and I think up to two a week depending on which kit you decide to go with.  You won't have to worry about the food because my food was sent very quick and very well insulated and cold when It got delivered to my front door. They even have the food delivered in the evening, to make sure it is not sitting outside your door for too long!

How cool it that!

My two meals that I chose was the Vietnamese steak stir-fry with jasmine rice and the Sesame-crusted chicken with roasted new potato salad.

 

I made the both dishes the same week, back to back. The first one with steak stir-fry was a huge hit in my home. My kids loved it so much that I plan to make the dish again in the future. Like I said before I had to add some more rice to it since I am feeding a family of six, not four. The meat stretched and the dish was very flavorful and really easy to cook.

The rice I cooked in my Rice cooker and everything else I made in the pan, once finished I topped the rice with the stir-fry and served. It was delicious!!!

 

 

The Sesame-Crusted Chicken with the roasted potatoes salad sounded and looked great in the photos, but for some reason, I could not get the crust to stay on the chicken while it cooked in the pan. I did the best I could and it smelled great. However, we ended up eating everything else with the chicken. Except the sesame panko crust did not stay on like I wanted it too. My kids still ate it though and it still had great flavor.

All in all, I was impressed with Sun-Baskets Food Delivery Kits, I'm not one to order too much food online. But the service was delivered quickly to my home. The items all were fresh, and the food recipes had great flavor with a restaurant vibe that you are able to make all from the comfort of your home.

Despite, the one issue I had with sesame seeds. I am curious to try out a couple more food items, especially for days when you don't want to cook and want to try something different. You are not stuck in any month to month contracts, in fact, you just order when you order, and you cancel membership at any time.

Sun-basket is really on to something here and I think they are going to be around for a very long time.

 

So you know if you do decide to try them you will be able to get your first three meals free!

Get 3 FREE Family Menu Meals from Sun Basket! Fresh organic, non-GMO ingredients and kid-friendly recipes delivered!

 

 

 

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This past weekend Hubby and I had a chance to get out and have some fun with some old friends. We ended up going to House of Blues Orlando to see one my husband's favorite male groups from the early 90's called Jodeci. It was so much fun being able to see Kc and Jojo and the other members of the group just have fun and sing their butts off.

For a minute there I thought they were not going sing live since they have had their share of issues in the past, but to my surprise they sounded great and even have new music out. It was so much fun, just to be able to hang out and let loose without having no kids around. Ryan's mom came to watch the kid's while we went out for dinner at Carraba's and then to the House of blues Orlando. They do have food there, but all though I do love bar food. I really did not feel like eating bar food this night.

They do have food there, but all though I do love bar food. I really did not feel like eating bar food this night.

At Carrabba's my hubby and I both had the Filet Steak with Blue cheese crumbles and Fettuccine for the Pasta, it was so good! In fact, if you ever wanted to find deals on places to eat in your area then check out resturants.com they have awesome deals, coupons you can download to reduce the cost of the meal.

I just thought I would throw that out there.

 

House Of Blues Orlando

 

All in all we had so much and was still not out too late since the show started at 8:30 we still had time to make it home and still get a good night sleep…..

 

I like to sleep….zzzzzzzz

 

What Venues do you like to go out too when you really want to have some fun?

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So you know I have been working out lately and trying to eat as healthy as possible by eating real food. One thing I cooked this week was a Simple Chicken Fajitas Recipe. Its pretty much a homemade Chicken Fajitas Recipe that I like to do on my own. I tend to cook a lot of things from scratch and make them at home since they always taste a whole lot better.

Its pretty simple to make and its one of the meals my family loves to eat, I tend to make it a variety of ways. Sometimes I'll grill the chicken and than slice the chicken tenderloins. I would grill the onions and peppers on my electric grill like the one here.

However, that night I did not have much time.  So I decided to whip up some easy chicken fajitas in my favorite Cast Iron Skillet.

It just makes food taste so much better! -;)

Especially since Cast Iron Skillets help to even out the heat a lot better throughout the food giving it a even cooking time.

 

Simple Chicken Fajitas Recipe

 

Some of the ingredients I used were:

  • Chicken tenderloins
  • red, green bell peppers
  • I use homemade bought Tortillas the flour ones.
  • Mexican Cheese ( I use and Organic Blended Brand)
  • Sour Cream
  • onions
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • organic season salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder

The first thing I did was cut up my chicken tenderloins into small bite size strips buy cutting them lengthwise down. Than I sauteed the onions and peppers in the skillet  with olive oil until they caramelize to a  nice soft texture. I sprinkle on the seasonings also to the peppers so they can have nice rich flavor to them.

Next, I remove the peppers to a serving plate and than I cook the chicken in the skillet next with the chili powder, cumin, seasonings etc… . I grill them until  they have  nice brown outer covering and are done but not dried out. You want the chicken nice and grilled but not dry.

Next, I transfer the chicken to the serving plate too.

 

Homemade Chicken Fajitas

I heat the tortillas in the oven for about 3-5 minutes and than I get out the cheese and serve to the kids with a little sour cream. Fast and simple easy chicken fajitas recipe in less than about 30 minutes.

 

grilled chicken fajita recipe

 


 

 

Like I said before This is one my favorite dinners to cook the kids on nights that I't really busy and I don't have to much time to cook without having to resort to getting take out or running to the store.

 

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