A few months before the Covid-19 lockdown I decided to try a meal kit delivery service called GoodFood. Using my computer, I chose how many meals I wanted and how many servings of each meal. I decided to let them surprise me on choice, although you also have the option of pre-selecting which meals you want to be delivered. You can choose from at least 30 different meals, so you can have a different meal every day. I started with four meals per week. My first delivery arrived on my doorstep on Sunday morning with a friendly text me informing me that my meals had been delivered. The first meals were Fresh Udon Noodles with Ground Pork, Seared Chicken Breast with Lemon-Basil Salsa, Couscous-Stuffed Zucchini, and Cod Agrodolce. I wasn’t sure what Udon noodles or Agrodolce were, but I am happy to try new things, and fortunately, each meal comes with step-by-step recipe instructions with pictures.
When I opened the box this week, I found three plastic bags, each containing ingredients for one meal: Maple-Brown Butter Sweet Potatoes, Cheddar, Scallion and Roasted Squash Orzotto, and Mee Goreng with Fresh Shanghai Noodles (crunchy vegetables & spiced peanuts). At the top of the box were also the recipes.
I decided to start with the Shanghai Noodles.
I always set out all of the ingredients and then decide what I need to do with what.
The recipes are easy to follow and usually only take 30 minutes or so to prepare. Although I like to cook, I know the instructions would also be a great resource for young or old novice cooks. The directions are clear, concise, and easy to follow.
What I really like is that the servings are generous, but properly portioned for the number of servings.
No leftovers, but a single person could also order two servings of each meal and enjoy the leftovers the next day. I was glad I discovered this service, because once the Covid-19 lockdown started, I relied on the convenience of not having to go out to the grocery store.
Always an adventure in GoodFood.