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Old 03-27-2017, 10:38 PM   #11
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For someone like you, it's a great idea!

It's less expensive than buying the same prepared meals from a restaurant, and you get the cooking together experience in your comfy home clothes.
I have extended family members who love the service and look forward to it 3 times a week as a date night. Give it a try.
Now the reviewer didn't mention that you could use the service for only certain days. That is useful information.
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:51 PM   #12
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Addie, just check the website. YOU pick how many days meals you want. YOU tell them how many people to serve per meal. HelloFresh may have a minimum number of days/servings but I didn't look that far since I'm not interesting in ordering. You can check out the site here:

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Old 03-27-2017, 11:03 PM   #13
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I have some friends who use a similar service. They're both professional people who put in a combined 100+ hours working each week, so I would hardly categorize them as "lazy."

One of the reasons they like the service they have is that it exposes them to foods they might not otherwise try.

I could also see it being of use to those who are unable to get out and about. For instance, four years ago I spent a couple of months healing from a shattered ankle. At the time, I was married and had someone to care for me. However, had I been alone, a meal delivery service would've been very helpful.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:51 AM   #14
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+1 Makes sense..
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:59 AM   #15
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I tried Blue Apron until the meal packges started backing up on me because the meals are quite labor intensive and take a long time to prepare. It would be a lot more advantageous if the ingredients were sliced and diced beforehand.
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:59 PM   #16
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Interesting...
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:21 PM   #17
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You could also try some type of "cultural living" where 3 generations live together and Abuela does most of the cooking.
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:23 PM   #18
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Interesting...
SLoB has a very dry sense of humor. Don't take him seriously
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:59 PM   #19
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I'm not sure he's kidding. I've heard the same sort of things about Blue Apron regarding the amount of prep time involved.
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Old 03-28-2017, 05:00 PM   #20
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I tried Blue Apron until the meal packges started backing up on me because the meals are quite labor intensive and take a long time to prepare. It would be a lot more advantageous if the ingredients were sliced and diced beforehand.
Not going to happen.
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