Monthly Archives: February 2017

the creamiest mac and cheese

So I tried this recipe  and boy did it deliver! My husband told me that when he was done eating it was so good that he was sad that the meal was ending!  This “creamy macaroni and cheese recipe” from the New York Times is easily the best that I have ever made.  The cottage cheese definitely adds a distinct creaminess, and adds much needed protein to the dish. I also read the comments on the recipe before I made the dish (over 3000 people recommended it and many commented about it).  Several recommended that I use the ‘youngest’ cheddar possible, because aged cheddar will make the dish drier.  I bought shredded cheddar from Trader Joes.  It worked perfectly.

I served this scrumptious macaroni and cheese with steamed broccoli on the side. We also had celebratory mudslides, just because.

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I was so happy with the way that this dish came out. It is definitely one I will repeat! I am really looking forward to giving some to my daughter tomorrow. She loves mac and cheese!

What are your favorite macaroni and cheese recipes?

So Done With Hello Fresh

Some of my previous posts praised hello fresh and other meal box companies.  However, I was very disappointed in my last interaction with them.

I had the hello fresh app on my phone, and I (I guess stupidly) trusted the application every week to notify me to choose my meals, so I would have the chance to either choose my meals for the week or skip that week.

The app must have logged itself out, because on Sunday, my husband checked our credit card statement and he saw a 69.00 charge from Hello Fresh.  He knew I would have told him if I had ordered from them, because I hadn’t been – I had been doing menu planning myself each week, and that had been going really well.

I first tried to log in to see the meals – and that is when I noticed that I had been logged out and they were meals that I would absolutely not have chosen. Customer service was closed, so I immediately emailed them.  The next morning I called, and I was not treated very respectfully.  I explained what happened, how I had ordered multiple times and even sent them two referrals, and I was just asking them to please cancel my order BECAUSE I HAD NOT ORDERED IT OR AUTHORIZED IT . They said no and offered either half refund or a new box.  I just opted for the new box BECAUSE THEY REFUSED TO GET ME THE REFUND OF WHAT I DIDN’T ORDER.  Once I got the new box, I canceled Hello Fresh.  I think they have a good product but I just did not like the way that I was treated on the phone.  They were very unkind and rude to me.  I thought that what they should have done, if they wanted to keep a customer, was to refund me the whole box that I did not order. I will never be using them again.

I imagine that they get a lot of revenue from people who make the same mistake as me. 😦