Thanks to Daily Dose of Dennis we are now on day 2 of eMeals and it is seriously amazing.
The app plans your meals for the week, is customizable for dietary needs (AMEN), and loads the ingredients of the meals you choose to your cart to pick up at the store.
So this week I started my free two week trial. I chose the vegan plan, and read through all of the ingredients in my meal choices, loaded them to my cart, and had husband stop at Walmart to pick them up. DONE.
I should mention that I signed up for the plan that feeds a family of 4-6...for just the 2 of us. I was thinking that it would allow for extras for lunches after we´ ve eaten dinner.
Today the meal was a sweet potato and black bean salad. I roasted up the vegetables, made the dressing, chopped the cilantro, and emptyed the bag of spinach into the largest bowl we own. I quickly realized that although this bowl was our largest, it was not made for meals for a family of 4-6.
As I added ingredients the bowl began spewing extra spinach leaves onto the counter. With some quick thinking, I dumped the contents onto the pan that I used to roast the veggies. I figured I could mix it up on there and then transfer it to the bowl. Wrong. Chunks of sweet potato with curry powder fell between the grates of the stove. Trying to poke underneath the metal bars, I scooped them back onto the pan. I stared at it, realizing I was no better off with this pan than I was the bowl.
Pasta bowl! That will work. I scooped piles of the salad into our pasta serving dish thatś normally only for use when we have company (so, naturally itś never been used).
Wrong again. Apparently all of our dishes are the exact same size. At this point I recruited the help of husband, who probably hates me for the smears of salad dressing now covering the counter in two different places, the stove, and several of our largest dishes, and who definitely thinks Iḿ insane. He held dishes as I slowly and carefully mixed it to the best of my ability. As I worked he picked up the stray spinach that continued to drop onto the floor.
After all of this, though, it is so delicious.
Moral of the story: Sign up for eMeals, and if you sign up for a family of 4-6, and plan to make meals for a family of 4-6, make sure you have dishes that hold food for a family of 4-6.