Hello Fresh Review!

Hello Fresh Review

Hello Fresh Review!

Hello Fresh Review

(This post does contain a link where I will receive credit for your purchase) You can save $40 on your first box with code: D28X57

I have been wanting to try Hello Fresh for a while but like anything else, I was skeptical to spend money on something and take the chance of not liking it. I was recently lucky enough to try a free box so there was no risk. (I tried the box made for 2 people)

The box arrived at my door and when I opened it, the food was stored neatly. The meat was separated from the other ingredients and all was kept cold. I love how the ingredients for each meal were separated into bags so no need to sort through. I used the bag from each meal to toss my trash in so it made for a pretty easy clean up. Large recipe cards were also included with pictures and instructions so it was easy to follow and understand.

The first meal was chicken-pineapple quesadillas with pico and sour cream. I love all Mexican dishes so I was very excited about this meal. The chicken breast was large enough to have extra leftover. The kiddos went to the neighbors for dinner so my hubby and I each had a quesadilla and a half and there were leftovers for lunch the next day for myself.

I wasn’t exactly excited about the second meal because I don’t normally like meat in my spaghetti (weird, I know), but this one was also a winner. Beef Ragu Spaghetti. Easy to follow directions and OMGoodness,  it was amazing. It was so good that my husband and I each had seconds otherwise there would have been leftovers with this meal as well. (The littles had dinner at our neighbor’s house again.)

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The third meal was our favorite! Figgy Balsamic Pork. I’m always nervous cooking pork because I ALWAYS overcook it. It drives my husband crazy so I know he was secretly nervous about me cooking this meal as well. I can not put into words how amazing it was. I simply followed to recipe card instructions and the pork was cooked to perfection. Never one to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT! Our girls (3 year old twins) also loved this meal. No leftovers with this one.

As a wife and mom to twin toddlers and a newborn, I loved having preplanned meals sent to my door. I didn’t have to wonder what we were going to have or run to the grocery. The meals were simple to make but still made me feel like a chef. Included, were ingredients that I never thought to cook with like fig jam and pepperolio.

My only complaint was that  an onion was missing from the second meal, however I had one in the pantry so it wasn’t an issue. I emailed customer service and they immediately responded and credited my account for a future purchase. That was definitely above and beyond what I had expected.

Will we be trying Hello Fresh in the future? Absolutely!

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Hello Fresh Review!

This Season is Hard

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It’s now been 4 weeks (well, 4 weeks tomorrow) of having 3 littles aged 3 and under. Chaos. Yep. I said it. Utter chaos.

Let me preface this by saying I love being a mom. I know this is what I was put on this Earth to do. It is a blessing and I don’t take it for granted. But…these 4 week have been hard.

The twins have never been away from me for more than a few hours at a time so after I returned home from being in the hospital for 6 nights, they haven’t let me out of their sight. They have been fighting with each other more than ever and not listening when I try to discipline.

I have cried. Tears of pain. Tears of exhaustion. Tears of frustration. Tears of guilt. I’ve pretty much been a hot mess.

I know I’m not alone though. That’s what comforts me. I’m not alone and if you are feeling this way too, you are not alone. Parenting is hard. Having babies is hard. Bringing a newborn home and trying to acclimate your other littles to this new life is hard. This season is hard. But that’s just what it is: a season. And seasons change. And they change so quickly.

One day at a time. That’s all we can do. With grace from God and from ourselves, we get through it.

So, to all you mamas out there who lock themselves in the bathroom for a few minutes to compose yourselves, remember you are not alone and you will get through it. We’ll do it together.

XO,

Laura
The Mom and Baby Subscription Box