A couple of weeks ago, I was delighted to find out the Atlanta based company, PeachDish was planning to send me a few ready-to-cook meals. The idea is they send you all the ingredients you need to make dinner, along with an easy to follow recipe, and for just $20, you have a three course meal for two.
On a Thursday afternoon, I received a small box at my doorstep. Inside was a recipe card for Mediterranean Chicken, Parmesan Asparagus and Fresh Plums for dessert, plus ingredients. Sounds perfect. I called my friend Bob and made it for both of us...
The great thing is you have everything you need without going to the grocery store. The only downside I found was that everything was packaged in its own piece of plastic- every tomato, every herb. Athough I understand why it's necessary, I easily get turned off by excess packaging. The first meal sent had salt, pepper & olive oil. I emailed Founder, Hadi Irvani to let him know I already had those ingredients. I was happy to discover the second package eliminated the excess. Having just started their company in February, the PeachDish crew has proven to be innovative, professional and attentive to a customer's wants and needs. That's important.
Tina Adams is the resident Master Chef and she works hard to create original dishes which have incuded Hangar Steak with Ratatouille, Cilantro Slaw and Tilapia Tacos and Pan-Seared Trout with Sauteed Corn. And lots of fresh veggies...
My Mediterranean Chicken meal took about 20 minutes to prepare and it was very good. Bob and I enjoyed all of it and licked our plates clean. I was surprised how happy I was to receive that box of food at my doorstep. As someone who doesn't cook too much, I hate the grocery store. To not go, but still eat well is rather dreamy.
For dessert, PeachDish often offers fresh fruit. This time, they sent really delicious plums and Bob and I added raw honey and put them in the broiler for a few minutes...so good. That's the trick with them- if you have extra items in your cabinet, you can take the meal up a notch or two.
I'm happy to say that Hadi at PeachDish has been so kind to send me one more three course meal to try. It's set to arrive at my doorstep sometime this afternoon. As each week the menu changes to a completely different three course meal, I can't help but be excited. I want to open my very own box and find out- What's for dinner?
Learn more about PeachDish, which ships to 48 states, here.
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