while all three kids were at a playdate last week, josh and i cooked a meal together and it felt like the olden days before any babies arrived and we’d occasionally create something delicious together in the kitchen. as parents, so much of our life is go-go-go and trying to whip up whatever is the fastest and easiest with a baby strapped to our back or a toddler hanging on your leg sometimes. so this time together as just josh and me in the kitchen felt almost like a fancy date, and it was really nice. dates away from the little ones are always nice every once in a while to refresh and regroup and have a pause as just us, but a date AT YOUR HOME WITHOUT THE KIDS feels even more special.
you all know how much i love using blue apron for meals on occasion, since we’ve been using the service for several years now. they deliver farm-fresh ingredients in the exact proportions you need right to your door with delicious recipes to accompany them. one of the biggest reasons we love blue apron is for the way each recipe comes with the ingredients in the exact proportions so we don’t waste any food. it also gets us out of our comfort zone in the kitchen by challenging us to make new foods with ingredients we might not normally use. and since i often feel flustered when i’m alone in the kitchen and not confident in what i should make or am making (which usually just leads to me ordering take-out, let’s be honest), i truly appreciate the step by step recipe cards which have pictures beside each step. talk about helping a lady out!
so on our fancy kitchen date while the kiddos were away, we made lebanese lamb and beef arayes. you can find the recipe here. it was delicious! (PS- blue apron is offering two free meals to the first 100 readers who make their first blue apron order right here!)
important to note. thank you josh davis for always sharpening our knives and also always cutting the onion so i don’t have to. you’re a true gentleman. ;)
do you get what i’m saying about the step by step recipe cards with pictures? right?!
also, thanks for making me laugh and feel relaxed because sometimes i still start to feel all weird and tense up when my picture is being taken.
you guys gotta try the recipe if you have ingredients on hand! you can find more blue apron recipes here as well! we loved it. don’t forget to sign up here and get your first two blue apron meals free (first 100 readers only.) and thank you to blue apron, a long time partner of this blog, for sponsoring this post.