Peapod Meal Kits to the Rescue

Final product, plated/

Final product, plated/

When holiday cooking gets you down, Meal Kits from Peapod home grocery delivery and Barilla can help. 

I received a gift card to facilitate shopping for this post.

I once saw a headline in the Onion:  Mom Does VRBO in the Caribbean:  Does Same Sh@# with an Ocean View!

That’s a little bit how I feel about the holidays.  Everyone is celebrating, having fun, decorating, eating.  And me?  I’m cooking.  Now, I like to cook, I have a ridiculous collection of cookbooks which I often read like novels.  I clip recipes all the time.  The cooking for a crowd for Thanksgiving, Hannukah, New Years, holiday parties – that I don’t mind.

You get an simple recipe and all the ingredients: pre-measured

You get an simple recipe and all the ingredients: pre-measured

But when it comes to the everyday meals – amazingly, my family still wants to be fed.  And after all that holiday preparing, I just don’t have the energy to figure out what to make, buy the ingredients, and get it all together.

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