I’ve been cooking up a storm in the kitchen the past week. We just hosted our Secret Supper this past weekend and it was absolutely amazing, I had fermented a beet sauerkraut for it and also whipped up 7 squash pies, I did burn my arm kinda badly trying to get one of the pies out of the oven but I feel like it’s just a battle scar from actually successfully making 7 delicious pies in a row. Woohoo! Between prepping for the supper and developing recipes for the cookbook, I’ve been a bit frazzled to say the least. My kitchen looks like a tornado blew through it at the end of each day and I’ve fallen *so behind* on replying to emails, so if you’ve reached out and I haven’t replied yet I am really sorry and will definitely get back to you once I catch up on life in general.
The holidays are an especially hectic time of year for me with all the cooking promotion stuff, and I know it’s the same situation with everyone else. Between work, attending and hosting holiday gatherings, Christmas shopping, and keeping up with the everyday household stuff, life can get pretty crazy and it can be hard to find time to do menu planning for the week and go grocery shopping. There’s so much rich food around this time of year, too, that it can be easy to slip into a less than healthy routine of cookies and pies and the like (I am especially guilty of this when it comes to fudge). If you want to cook yourself and your family a wholesome dinner but are stressing out about finding the time to do it, I highly recommend giving Blue Apron a try. They ship all the ingredients to you, source them from farms and small growers as much as possible, and give you the exact right portions of ingredients to make the recipes included in the box, so you don’t end up with a bunch of leftover cilantro that will just end up going bad in your refrigerator and being wasted. You can also send them back the packaging so that it can be reused, too! I’ve used them a few times before during especially hectic work schedules and the food has always been awesome and has taken under 50 minutes from start to finish. And they’re offering you guys either $30 off your Blue Apron order or 3 free meals, yay!!! I also have a recipe of theirs in this post so you can give it a test run if you’d like 🙂 These skewers came out awesome and I’ve been craving them ever since. Maybe it’s because I’m Greek, but there’s something about the combination of seasoned meats dipped in thick lemony yogurt that makes me very, very happy.