(Avon Park, FL) Hi 73 Lo 51 -- I cooked up the second of our Blue Apron meals on Saturday night. It was pretty good this time. It still took me a couple hours to prepare it and another 25 minutes to bake, but we really like how it turned out. This one was Chicken and Wild Mushroom Casserole. All the ingredients are in individual packages and in the right amounts. (Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)
Just like the first meal we did, it ended up being a lot of food. We'll have a couple more meals from the leftovers. This is a picture of the final dish.
Tuesday night I made the last of the three meals in this shipment, Paella Style Shrimp and Rice. It took an hour for the preparation and another hour to cook it. It was good, but again we thought it should have more flavor. It was better after we added some salt. (And Jim added some Texas Pete hot sauce on his. But he puts that on a lot of things.)
I’ll continue getting the meals for a while longer. But the jury's still out. Jim wants to try a couple of meals that include more meat.
On Sunday we went to see the movie "Wild." It was an excellent movie about a young woman (Reese Witherspoon, in a different role for her) who had a rocky life who was trying to "find herself" while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
Our car needed its 20,000 mile service, which includes an oil change. We took it to the Toyota dealer, where they were short handed and quite busy and ended up being a two-hour wait. We were ok with that (hey, we're retired). But when we got home Jim looked at the invoice and discovered they actually did the 15,000 mile service, which doesn't call for an oil change. He called them back and they apologized, but we now have to go back to get the oil changed. Sheesh!
I noticed on Facebook that our friends Paul and Jill are at an RV park in Frostproof, which is only 10 miles away. We met them in North Carolina just as we were starting our fulltime journey, and they became fulltimers about a year after us. They came over Tuesday for a visit. It was great catching up with them and we’re looking forward to seeing them again before they leave in March.
Paul and Jill
See you in a few days.