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Second Home Chef Meal, etc

February 11th, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Thursday night DH asked me if I'd help him with the meal because he didn't know what he was doing. So we worked together on it - I worked on the grape tomatoes, he cut up the olives, capers, oregano, and garlic. (If I would've realized how long the tomatoes would take, I would've used the Mini Bullet.)

Like with the risotto, I felt there were some key steps missing in the directions - things you had to guess at.

I unfortunately burned the pine nuts - which dissapointed both of us.

The recipe didn't call for the tomato mixture to be cooked - but neither of us fancied eating raw garlic or tomatoes.

We added a package of mixed veggies.

Overall it was edible, but not something either of us would try again.

So, even if I wanted to pay for meals from Home Chef, these two meals would definitely discourage me from the idea. Glad we got them for free.

Angel hair Pine Nut Puttanesca

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I had my yearly review at work on Wednesday. Even though my unions contract isn't signed, I still am getting the next step in pay. It makes about a $.51/hour raise. Smile Better than nothing.

I also found out that I still get my PCH days even without th signed contract. So I put in for vacation for April 20 - 28. 5 vacation days, an 2 PCH.

We need to figure out what we'll do with the cats while we're gone. 4 days away is one thing, 8 - 10 is another.

We did get paid back the $150 for the dog's meds. DH went over to the owners house Wednesday night.

We still haven't listed anything on eBay. DH couldn't find the cord to connect his camera to my computer, so has ordered another one from eBay. ($2)

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We're planning on going to Tico's for Valentine's on Thursday. (I'll get Swagbucks for it through Swagbucks local app)

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I cut DHs hair this week and he felt it made him look bald in the front. So he had me give him a buzz cut instead. I'm going to see if the daughter of one of the light duty ladies would be willing to give me a few pointers in cutting men's hair. I've watched youtube videos, but I may need more than that.

5 Responses to “Second Home Chef Meal, etc”

  1. alice4now Says:

    Home meal services still seem like a lot of work to me. I'm kind of interested in the ones that they deliver fresh in separated portions, for particular diets. I'm too cheap, but I see them at the gym and I'm curious.

  2. scottish girl Says:

    That meal looks good Smile

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Your meal looks good, but I can understand your frustration. If you order one of these, I think you should get step by step directions. Otherwise, why pay the extra money?

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Alice - I agree. About the only work they really save you is buying the groceries ... Not really worth it.

    Thanks SG Smile
    Rob - Thanks Rob. I totally agree. It seems like they are trying to put the directions into 6 "simple" steps. But it isn't so simple when the leave out something important like - do you cook the tomato mixture or not?

  5. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    We're trying the home haircuts as well. I gave DH a fade cut about a month ago, but it definitely needs some work. He's since decided that it would just be easier to go bald and maintain that. He's instituted Shave Sundays where he just shaves everything off again. It's easier, and I don't have to worry about messing it up!

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