I’ve been doing a lot of cooking this week while Emily cares for our new daughter. Blue Apron meals, mostly. Seven of them (we got a little behind while in the hospital).
Blue Apron is a service that once a week sends you a box of ingredients and recipes for three different meals. I find that it takes around two hours on average to chop, cook, put dishes in the dishwasher, and clean the kitchen. Way more time than I’d choose to spend preparing food, but if this is appealing to you then you should totally try it. They do a good job. The food is usually pretty good and it’s an effective way to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques.
I’ve done more cooking over the past week than at any other point in my life. I blanched things. Used an oven on more than one occasion. Ate goat cheese a few times. Bedlam.