Just as before they sent the recipe and everything required to make it (Aside from the oil for cooking the steaks).
As before, the recipe was easy to follow. Slice and toss the cabbage with sriracha and vinegar to make the Kimchi. Cook the rice. Rub and sear the steaks. Warm the rice and add tomato sauce, ginger, seasoning.
The steaks were good, if a little on a small side. They were already trimmed and all though, so that's a big plus for me. I'm honestly not sure what the cut was, maybe a top sirloin? The chile rub was flavorful without being overpowering.
One of the only things that sucks about downtown living is grocery shopping. While I love both City Market and Cordelia's, they can't always fill in for a supermarket. This leads to me eating restaurant food an average of 6.9 nights a week. When a friend of mine mentioned he was working for Blue Apron and could send me a free week of meals, I thought it sounded pretty promising.
If you're not familiar with the concept, Blue Apron and a dozen or so similar sites will send you recipes, along with all the stuff to prepare them on a regular basis. You basically get everything you need to put the meal together aside from super basic shit like salt and pepper and oil. Blue Apron will run you $60 a week for three meals for two people (So six meals). Considering I average more than that a night for dinner, I feel like it's a decent choice. Here's what my first meal consisted of.
Your delivery will show up in a box, unsurprisingly. The carrier for Memphis is FedEx, also super surprising. Not sure about carriers in other cities. The box contains a plastic bag kind of thing with food in it and some cold packs.
I went with the fish recipe first since I figured it would be the most time sensitive .
Looks pretty good, plus I had a pretty serious hangover at the time, so spicy soup with fried stuff sounded like a good idea.
Congrats to everyone who participated, but could you guys be a little quieter next time? You know how hungover I am at 8am on a Saturday?
True story. Little Italy on union. New York style, foldable thin crust pizza with a crispy bottom and chewy crust. The ingredients are fresh and the veggies are clearly cut by hand. They deliver downtown or you can pickup next door to Kimbrough liquor (buy some liquor, you're already there, fuck it!). The garlic knots are also fucking amazing, featuring actual finely diced garlic instead of some garbage powder.
If there is better pizza in Memphis, especially somewhere that will deliver to my door for free, I would love to know. Seriously, let me know if you have a suggestion, I need more excuses to eat pizza.
Good to luck to everyone participating and thanks for supporting a great cause. Also good to luck to me trying to get to work at 9am tomorrow.