I don’t know about where you live, but where I live this is the last week of school and the end of school year madness has kept us all quite busy. How about for you? For me, it can make it a little more challenging to get a healthy dinner on the table. I’ve been trying something new that has been super helpful in giving me healthy dinner ideas that I can get on the table in 30 minutes. Perfection!
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to attend an opening event for Terra’s Kitchen. They invited me, sponsored this post and sent me a couple of vessels (more on what that is in a minute) filled with delicious, quick and healthy dinner ideas.
I really researched Terra’s Kitchen before I agreed to attend the event. I only want to take sponsored posts and share things with you that I think will be beneficial for both of us. As I researched Terra’s Kitchen, I was super impressed with what I found. Then I attended the event and I fell in love. ♥ I know it may sound cheesy, but it is true.
In the research that I did about Terra’s Kitchen, I had missed one key element to their mission. I missed that they are all about family and family memories and how so many of our childhood and family memories are formed around the dinner table. They are so right!
They have a mission to get families back to the dinner table and do it in a way that works for busy families today. As I’m sure you know, I have a passion for helping families do the same thing with spending creative time together, which has been reflected in some of the crafts and activities I have shared through the years and most recently with my new craft kits. It was so refreshing and nice to meet a group of people who are working toward that same goal in a different way.
I don’t know exactly what a typical weeknight looks like for you, but for my family, they are often busy. We have a few activities or lessons in the evenings and then there is homework and attempting to spend a little time together and before we know it the night is over.
We are pretty good about eating at home because we rarely eat fast food and there are only 2 restaurants near where we live that serve good quality food and good quality ingredients. So, we just end up eating at home a lot. I was doing great with my once a month cooking, but then the school year got so busy I couldn’t even find a weekend on which I could cook. I’m sure you know what I mean. Sometimes there is just weekend after weekend with stuff going on. Our dinners have gotten a little more haphazard and a little less healthy and more convenient. That is one of the reasons I was super excited to try Terra’s Kitchen. Let me show you what they do.
As often as you schedule it, a vessel will be delivered to your door. Unlike other food services, their vessel is reusable and creates 0% waste! They pick up the vessel and reuse it for another customer. All of the packagings inside the vessel is reusable or recyclable as well. The containers would make great ‘pots’ for starting seeds indoors. Pumpkin has tons of great craft ideas for our containers. 🙂
It is packed really well on these slide out shelves. It can sit out until 9 pm on the day of delivery, so you won’t have to worry about things going bad or being home when it is delivered. I was amazed at how well and how long our vessel stayed cool.
The really cool thing about Terra’s Kitchen is that everything is already prepped for you. For example, the Pan Seared Chicken with Crisp Haricots Verts in a Sweet and Sour Bacon Sauce that we ate last night, which was amazingly delicious, needed diced shallots. Instead of sending me a shallot, they sent me a container with the shallots already diced. I LOVE that! I love cooking, but the prep work is what makes everything take too long for me on a busy weeknight.
I love all of the real food in the vessel and how they are all high-quality ingredients from high-quality sources. In addition, everything is labeled really well in the vessel. Can you see that little number on the package(149)? That matches a number on the recipe card they send. Everything for that recipe has the 149 sticker on it. Makes it easy to know what goes with what recipe. In addition, the recipe cards spell it out really well and give you pro cooking tips as well as beer and wine pairings. Yay!
We also tried the Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Goat Cheese Sauce. My girls enjoyed reading the recipe card and helping make the dinner. I loved having help. 🙂
They took charge of the Avocado Goat Cheese Sauce, which I have to say that I am not generally a fan of goat cheese, but this sauce is Ah-mazing!
Watching the food processor work is a necessity. lol!
…And if you have seen my Stitch Fix posts, then you know my kids like the camera, so there will be some silliness involved in dinner making when mom has the camera out. 🙂
OMG! These tacos were so amazing. The great part is that they are a fantastic healthy dinner that my girls and I were able to get to the table in about 30 minutes.
In the process, they learned a few cooking tips which I know will serve them well as they get older and need to eventually make their own food.
I enjoyed making something new that I never would have attempted to make, especially on a weeknight. That has been my favorite things with using Terra’s Kitchen thus far, I love that I’m cooking delicious healthy meals that are things I would have made in the past before life got busy with kids and activities, but I don’t have the time now. With the vessel showing up and all the prep work done, I can just cook and get a healthy dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. Then I can sit back and enjoy talking with my girls and hearing about their day, which is what I really want to do on a busy weeknight.
With the vessel showing up and all the prep work done, I can just cook and get a healthy dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. Then I can sit back and enjoy talking with my girls and hearing about their day, which is what I really want to do on a busy weeknight.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Terra’s Kitchen. The opinions and text are all mine.