This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. Thanks, Blue Apron!
Sometimes I feel like my life is either incredibly busy or very slow, with no middle ground. Right now we’re in the midst of a crazy six weeks. Mike and I are both juggling a bunch of projects, plus he’s been working later hours in the office. By the time the kids are in bed, I could easily crawl in after them, except I still have several hours of work ahead of me. But this is life! And I’m one of the lucky ones.
As always, when my time is this taxed, I start looking for shortcuts in other ways. It’s so tempting to make the kids a quick dinner and work while they eat, but having a family dinner is important to me – especially when Mike is working late and can’t make it. But I also have to resist the urge to serve a dinner of chips and salsa (what, it’s vegetables) because it’s easy. I have to take advantage of their willingness to try new things! Or more specifically, James’ willingness to try new things and Annabel’s desire to not let her brother be braver than her.
That being said, this Blue Apron delivery arrived literally as I was looking through my takeout menus.
I made the steak sandwiches first because YUM but also EASY.
They sent me all the ingredients I needed, although I ended up using my own homemade mayo because I’m a weirdo like that.
I roasted carrots as the side dish and man…I don’t even LIKE carrots and these were delicious. As usual, roasting veggies with oil, salt, and pepper makes everything taste like magic.
I caramelized onions in my own ghee. They smelled SO amazing as they cooked. I honestly could have eaten them plain.
While the veggies cooked, I put the steaks into a big pan and cooked them up to differing levels of doneness (the kids like their meat well-done, Mike and I like it a little pinker), then sliced ’em up.
I didn’t use gobs of mayo, but it still looked (and tasted) delicious!
Annabel was like, “Oh, a sandwich!” And James was like, “GIMME EAT NOW.”
James doesn’t really understand the concept of a sandwich.
Annabel’s side-eye there is cracking me up.
The kids were also happy to hover around Mike when he got home later. All three of them said the dinner was delicious. Well, James said, “More! More meat!” So I assume he liked it.
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