Tuesday, September 17, 2013

winning

Over the weekend, in an unprecedented act of decisiveness, I decides to go ahead and sign up for eMeals. After less than a week of debate and fact-gathering??!-- I know, who is this person and what did she do with Erika? When it came down to it, it was only $18 for a 3-month subscription...at that price point, it's not much of a gamble. Better to just get it and try rather than think it to death, right? Right. 

So last night was our very first eMeals meal and I was excited about it all day long. We're doing the Mediterranean plan right now because it closely resembles how we like to eat...lots of fresh veggies and fruit, fish, not much meat. We're planning to do four meals this week, Monday through Thursday...then we'll be out of town for the weekend. So it'll be a good kickoff week, I think.

And the verdict from last night??

                                   

Yummmmmmy!!!

We had Mediterranean Stuffed Squash as the main course and Polenta with Wilted Tomatoes for the side. And it was DELICIOUS! And looked really fancy.  Not surprisingly, I spent a lot of time patting myself on the back after we started eating. But seriously. It was yum. 
eMeals - Dinner Done

With one day of eMeals under the belt (literally...), I think I'm fully qualified to say its awesome and everyone should sign up. Tonight is some kind of fish and risotto thing...risotto from scratch?? Wish me luck. 

In other words, I've gotten up early and gone for a run two out of two days this week. That's 100%, for those of you not so mathematically-inclined. So basically, this week I am winning at life. Running AND cooking my own food?? Surely there is a medal for this level of achievement. 

Unfortunately, morning running means I require more coffee to survive...so I am off to Starbucks. Have a happy day!

EDIT: How typical!! This morning my friend received a Groupon email with a freakin' great deal on eMeals!! Sadly, I'm already signed up, but if you're considering it, this would get you a year's worth of meal plans for a song!!

21 comments:

  1. I have an idea! Post the recipes on your blog and if we make one of them we send you $2 and you make some money!!! Likely frowned upon, but I won't tell anyone ;-)

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  2. I had to look up eMeals last night after your FB post, and it sounds like a lot of fun!!! I would totally do it if I didn't have a picky eater in the house. I'll be excited to see what you think over time!

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  3. I like Susan's idea above! Ha!

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  4. super impressed and a little jealous of your overall "inspiring amazingness (not a word)!"

    How does the grocery shopping part work and do they have "make ahead" recipes or are all of them the kind you make each night??

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  5. Glad your week is off to a good start, Erika!

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  6. Gold Star! I like that polenta caused a 10 comment discussion of FB... I saw the picture and thought it was pizza dough you hadn't cooked yet... shows where my mind goes: CARBS!

    Definitely going to have to check out Emeals... is there a meat and carbs option?!?!? I'm assuming that would be called the American.

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  7. Yummmm! Can I come to your house for dinner??

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  8. Dinner looks delicious! Good luck with risotto tonight!

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  9. Wait, you went running and cooked dinner 100% of two days in a row? What the heck, over achiever!?! Now I bet you're going to tell me you went to work to. I don't even believe you.

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  10. Totally impressive! I can't wait to hear more about eMeals!

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  11. Running? Cooking? What's next -- sewing your own clothes?!!?!

    Also that meal looks awesome and totally wins out over our last-minute grilled cheese and tomato soup.

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  12. I have another friend doing this and see loves it too - so glad that the first meal was a success!

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  13. Just when I was feeling tempted to hang up my running shoes again...

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  14. I'd say you have every right to pat yourself on the back for a great start to the week! I cooked last night, but have not exercised in a week (and by exercise I mean going on a 45 walk!) so there ya go!

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  15. 45 min walk :) (but I'm sure you are smart enough to figure that out!

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  16. What a huge bummer about the emeals groupon! Ugh. But glad you liked your first meal! Looks relish!

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  17. I'm totally going to try this. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  18. Thank you for the Groupon heads up. I am still on the fence. Ugh. But $29 isn't a HUGE investment...

    I have been keeping track of when I go work out by putting a sticker on the calendar. My husband thinks its dumb. Whatever. Stickers are fun.

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  19. The dinner you made looked TOTALLY Yum. Glad you are feeling better and back to running.
    I second Nikki Miller's question: Do they have "make ahead" recipes or are all of them the kind you make each night??
    I like the idea of not doing the same ol same ol . . . . .

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  20. That dinner looks delicious, now I need to go check out the site. If I were home with a better schedule i would love something like that!

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