Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Plan "A" and Plan "B"

Hi there everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. It went way too fast didn't it? My plans for Thanksgiving dinner did not pan out the way I had planned......I had to switch to plan B very quickly, not that I really had a plan....but it sure was a good thing I was not having company and had something in the freezer, I would have been frantic.

I ordered these three meals from Blue Apron to be delivered by Wednesday, the 23rd, no later then 8pm. Well, I waited for FedEx to deliver my meals, and I waited and waited. No meals showed up at my door.

I decided to email Blue Apron and let them know my order did not show up at my door. They responded right away, letting me know their shipping partners truck had mechanical issues. Blue Apron will refund my money on this order and they will also give me 3 free meals. They apologized for my inconvenience and plans I had made. There might be a chance the box will turn up on the 25th...if so please do not use the contents. We'll see, I think the vegies will be fine, the meat might be questionable, but if the freezer blocks are still frozen, do you think it would still be good???? 
So here is what I missed, "Roasted Turkey & Cranberry Sauce with Brussels Sprouts and Mashed Potatoes".....mmmm sure sounded delicious. When I was shopping Sam's club Tuesday, they actually were selling Brussels Sprouts on the large stem it's grown on....I thought, that's neat and almost bought it, but then I thought, no, I better not....getting a whole box of vegies from Blue Apron. Now I wish I had listened to that inner voice.
The second meal, "Italian Wedding soup with Pork Meatballs" I love Italian Wedding soup.
The third meal was "Fresh Cavatelli Pasta with Sauteed Cabbage and Chestnut Breadcrumbs" I was going to make this along with the Roasted Turkey today.....oh well....on to Plan B.

My next three meals, which will be delivered December 29th (and will be free) "Steak & Green Peppercorn Sauce with Kale & roasted potatoes" "Sesame Chicken with Bok Choy & Jasmine Rice" "Cod en Papillote (parchment paper) with Spinach & Freekeh" Looking forward to this one....always wondered how to cook with parchment paper.
Here you see 'Plan B" Pork Tenderloin, homemade sauerkraut, oven fried potatoes, roasted yellow cauliflower and carrots. Oh and cranberry sauce. We just had dessert, Cheese cake with cranberries and whip cream and pumpkin calories there right???
Plan B was absolutely delicious. It always helps to have special meals like this on JP's Grandmothers Bavarian China. JP figures the China is about 75+ years old. All still in one piece except for the tea cups, there is only 2 left. They are very fragile.

Well, time to close, I need to get another card up in my Etsy Store....sort of slacking there again. You all have a wonderful night and great day tomorrow on Black Friday. No, I do not plan on going shopping. JP has a Doctor's appointment, follow-up on his prostrate and what we will do about operate or not to operate...his decision.

Keep looking up....better days are coming for sure!!!
Cheers ~ Louise


Evelyn Mayfield said...

So sorry Plan A was a fizzle; happy that Blue Apron is taking care of the problem, not charging, and sending something else. I agree that if the ice is still solid, food is okay. I was always told the rule of thumb is that if the food itself (meat, veggies, etc.) still has some ice crystals in it, to consider it frozen and even re-freeze if necessary.

Keeping you and your guy in my prayers for a better-than-expected treatment decision...


cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Evelyn.....well the missing box of food showed up Friday about 3:00pm. Brought it in and checked the food right away. It was all well insulated and the ice blocks still frozen so the meat was fine. Made the Italian Wedding soup last night. Very good. JP's Doctor appointment went well I guess, next appointment is in 3 months and Doctor will keep tabs on him. It's a slow growing, low grade "T2" JP prefers there be no surgery and is hoping that God will heal him perfectly.


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