Saturday, August 6, 2016
The New Way to Cook
I notice the wealthier people I know on Facebook are using services like "Home Fresh", "Blue Apron" and more. 60-70 dollars for three meals is a lot of money. Why not just eat out then? I only eat at restaurants--not fast food, where I can get two meals for under 20 bucks which isn't often. I have fed us for 60 dollars for an entire week though 100 a week for two is the normal amount. These services seem very expensive to me and wasteful too with the packaging and needing food shipped across the country. How do things stay refrigerated? Is UPS bringing this stuff? I don't know.
These services would never work for me even if I could afford them. This may sound funny coming from someone as fat as me, but I am a very picky eater beyond the allergies, there are a lot of foods, I simply don't like.
I don't like to follow recipes when I cook. When I cook it's all off the top of my head. This week, I cut up half a cabbage, 1 large zucchini and an onion and sauteed it and made soup out of it with some tomato sauce and seasonings added. Another day I chopped up these boneless skinless chicken thighs, a orange pepper, and some green onions, mixed it with rice noodles soy sauce, sriracha and some scrambled eggs. Even for my own food, there's no following the same exact way every time. I had to learn long ago to cook with what I have though sometimes I worry I have to spend too much time cooking as it is. The blood sugars are always better when I have cooked it seems no matter what it is.
That is something sad about American society where people don't have the time to go to the grocery store and assemble and plan the meals. It's true in my case there is a lot more time, to cook though my energy is lower. I told husband I hope this won't put grocery stores out of business where the class divisions get bigger. LOL maybe that is too out there. If I am going to do the work of cooking, I want the creativity with it and preferred foods.
Has anyone ever used one of these services?