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You guys…December has been kicking my butt. Well, to be fair to December, November started it. December just picked up where it left off. Dinner has been getting the short end of the stick lately. Usually around 5:30 Annabel says, “Mom, what’s for dinner?” And I’m like, “Oh…how about breakfast for dinner?!” And she replies, “Again?”

I scheduled a Blue Apron delivery last week, one of my craziest weeks of the month (so far). We get the family-style meals, where they send you the ingredients to make two meals for four people. Perfect for us. Our meals were Stir-Fried Orange Shrimp, and Chicken Noodle Soup, two meals I knew everyone in my family would enjoy.

I was actually really excited about the chicken noodle soup. When I was a kid, the best thing about staying home sick from school (other than watching Price is Right) was my Grandma’s homemade chicken noodle soup. While I’d lay on the couch watching Bob Barker, she’d be in the kitchen whipping up the best comfort food ever. And here’s the thing…I make my kids chicken noodle soup, but I half-ass it. I know, take a moment to recover from your shock. My “homemade” chicken soup has been, up until this point, made with pre-made broth and pre-made chicken, and I just boil up some noodles and call it a day. It’s a real hack-job of a soup. So I was stoked to make soup from scratch.

As always, I was sent the perfect amount of ingredients:

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It smelled amazing on the stove.

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Here I am, carelessly stirring the soup as the broth cooks, spilling it and causing the fire underneath the pot to flare up.

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We were also sent bread and Swiss cheese to make grilled cheese sandwiches. Mike claims he is the grilled cheese master so I let him make the sandwiches.

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Annabel was like, “Yay, it’s not cereal or scrambled eggs!”

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She then said, “This is so much better than the soup you usually make!” I’d call that a win.

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!

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Happy eating!