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I knew elementary school was going to be life-altering for Annabel, but I was totally unprepared for how much it was going to impact our entire family. I have Annabel and James on a good schedule, but I really didn’t consider how much their new schedules would impact mine. I really thought I was going to be able to get so much done while Annabel was at school, but that hasn’t been the case at all. Between drop-off, pick-up, and volunteering at the school, I feel like I’m actually getting less done during the day. I know this isn’t always going to be the case (I definitely see a light at the end of the tunnel), but this first month has been rough on my time management.

In August I had the foresight to schedule a Blue Apron family plan delivery for the third week of school. It came the day after we got back from New York – seriously perfect timing because our cupboards were bare.

We were sent two delicious meals – Sweet & Sour Stir-Fried Beef with Udon Noodles, Green Beans & Bok Choy, and the one I was most excited about, Southern-Style Shrimp “Boil”
with Corn, Potatoes & Green Bean Salad.

Blue Apron Southern-Style Shrimp Boil

This is one of my favorite meals I’ve made, ever – and it was so easy!

Blue Apron Southern-Style Shrimp Boil

As always, the fresh ingredients were sent in the exact right proportions.

Blue Apron Southern-Style Shrimp Boil

I really liked that I could boil the corn and beans in the same pot – AND, when they were done, I threw the potatoes in the same water! Yay water conservation!

Blue Apron Southern-Style Shrimp Boil

Then, everything (other than the beans, which were for a side salad) went into a pan with butter and shrimp boil seasoning, where I mixed it all together for a few minutes until the shrimp was done.

Blue Apron Southern-Style Shrimp Boil

It smelled so good. SO GOOD.

Blue Apron Southern-Style Shrimp Boil

I had about 12 helpings. I couldn’t get enough of it.

Blue Apron Southern-Style Shrimp Boil

Mike loved it. Annabel thought it was “too spicy.” MORE FOR ME THEN THANKS.

Blue Apron Southern-Style Shrimp Boil

James is obsessed with corn, so he was happy.

I never, ever would have tried something like this before it was sent to me, so it’s another win for having me try new things. I already have the ingredients in my fridge to make it again!

The first 50 of my readers who sign up with THIS LINK will get two free meals on their first Blue Apron order! Blue Apron sends  two or four family-style meals for four people at $8.74 per person per meal per week, or you can get three meals per week with portions for two at $9.99 per person per meal per week. Shipping is free! And, GOOD NEWS! Blue Apron now delivers to the entire contiguous United States! Yay finally!

Happy eating!