We received our second set of meals on Friday.
First I made the Apricot Pork Chops with a Kick.
The kick was from Sriracha sauce. I had managed to avoid Sriracha the past few years, even though so many people have raved about it. I just figured it was another hot sauce. Heat is fine but it needs to be flavorful, not just hot. Mixed in with the apricot jam as a glaze for the the pork chops made a perfect combination. Even though I forgot to turn off the oven and charred the roasted carrots, they were still flavorful and sweet. What a nice way to make them other than my usual steamed preparation. The lime zest in the rice add such a nice flavor. We really liked this meal.
Next, Oscar and I worked together to make the Caramelized Onion Burgers.
I usually overcook hamburgers so tend to avoid making them. These were cooked just right. The caramelized onions were really nice on top. The roasted potatoes were kind of bland. It was a nice meal overall, though.
Finally, came the Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas.
I’ve never made fajitas from scratch. I always bought a pre-made concoction from the grocery store. I was leary of the poblano peppers and the pickled onions but both were a pleasant surprise. I was disappointed that there were no tortillas. I must have missed them in the box. These were a hit at my house.
Week 2 Results: We really enjoyed everything!