In an effort to spend less time meal planning and more time reading I decided to give Blue Apron a try. It costs less than taking the whole family to a restaurant, and it seemed like a fun way to add some new recipes to my repertoire.
TONIGHT: Lebanese Lamb & Beef Arayes with Roasted Broccoli & Labneh
I forgot to take a picture of the recipe card. Sorry. =(
So here’s a tip: if you’re going to do this Blue Apron thing on a regular basis, you need to invest in a zester and a lemon juicer. They’re awesome time savers, and let’s face it, no one wants to peel and mince a lemon peel to get zest . . . that’s a lot of work for two tiny teaspoons!
So. Once again, I didn’t think there was enough veg in this meal. I just happened to have a bag of broccoli slaw in the fridge, so I tossed the broccoli in with the stuff Blue Apron sent and served the slaw as an extra side.
I was a bit worried about adding raisins to the meat, but I ought not to have been. They were tasty! I didn’t tell my family there were raisins, and I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t eat this again if they knew, so . . . Sssshhhh!
The recipe said I ought to have divided the meaty goodness between two pitas, but that seemed like much too much meat in one place. I had some flour tortillas in the fridge, so I just spread the love!
I was supposed to use the extra parsley and lemon as garnish. I hate garnish. I did my (not really at all) best.
- More veg! I’ll definitely make a side salad again.
- Just, seriously. Completely ignore the recommended salting.
DID THE KIDS EAT IT: They didn’t devour it, but they at least gave everything a try. Husband has requested that I make this meal again as soon as possible, and Kid #1 loved his little cup of dipping sauce. Kid #2 drooled on her pita and then had a piece of cheese.
Happy Reading (and eating!),