Martha Stewart has recently partnered with Marley Spoon (the company behind Dinnerly) to bring meal kits… complete with pre-measured, fresh, seasonal ingredients along with beautiful collectible recipe cards… right to your door step.
There are many similar services out there already. Plated! Blue Apron! You name it! But, unlike those other services, the best part about Martha & Marley Spoon is that these recipes are tried and tested by Martha Stewart. I have to admit that using some of the other services, I have had my share of mushy and lackluster final products which don’t quite look like the pretty pictures on the box. But, I was amazed at the quality of the finished product of Martha & Marley Spoon (very Instagram-able haha!), and how on-point they were in flavor and appearance. My pictures of final dishes looked exactly like the pictures on the recipe cards. And they tasted delicious!
The recipes are simple to follow with few ingredients. The recipe cards (with Martha’s favorite recipes) are printed on thick card stock paper (so they will last a long time) – worth collecting. The steps are printed on the back with pictures. Its like Martha Stewart is guiding me through the whole process. Most of the recipes take about 30-40 minutes to prepare from start to finish. But they are so worth the wait! Heck! I could easily serve this food at the next dinner party in my home (hmmm… maybe I will).
There is a mobile version of this service, which makes the whole process so easy to use. When you first sign on, you will be asked for your diet and meal plan preferences as well as how many people you want to cook for – which allows the system to suggest about 10 or so new recipes each week that you can choose from. They offer meal plans for carnivore, vegetarian as well a gluten-free diet. Their beef is grass-fed, cheeses are artisanal and other produce super fresh. You are allowed to make changes to your upcoming order till about 3-4 days prior to scheduled delivery.
Depending on your location, the food gets delivered on a specific day each week – which allows you to plan ahead. I love that it is easy to skip delivery if you are out of town or have other dinner plans. The food arrives chilled, well-marked, well-sorted (a separate brown bag of ingredients for each recipe). Just move the contents to your refrigerator – and take out what you need when you need it!
And now to the most interesting part: Martha & Marley Spoon are offering entire Thanksgiving meal kit with enough food supplies to prepare dinner for 8-10 people. On the menu are, Martha’s mother’s mashed potatoes and Martha’s favorite sweet and simple apple crisp. Doesn’t that sound yum?! The kit includes a frozen Goffle Road free-range turkey (12-14 lbs), gravy, four sides and a dessert! It is priced at $159.99. If you already have your turkey sorted out, you can order just the sides for $99.99. Thinking back to how much money I waste each year in following recipes and gathering all the ingredients and condiments needed (often ending up with more than I need because of the size of packaging), this is such a smart and economical way to have a stress-free and delicious Thanksgiving! Genius!!! Last day to order the Thanksgiving meal kit is noon on Nov 15th.
So, what are you waiting for?