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I received a Home Chef meal in exchange for this post. My love for cooking, good food, and all opinions are my own.
Weekdays, cooking seems to be the furthest thing from my mind. I want easy after a long day away from home, but I also want to make a meal that makes my family feel like coming to the dinner table.
Home Chef made that happen this week.
It's a meal delivery service that delivers dinner right to your door.
Inside the box, are the ingredients to make an amazing meal in a short time.
We opened the box to reveal what Mom selected from the Home Chef Website to have delivered on the day I chose.
The kiddos were excited to try something new. I love all things Marsala, so I took one for the team and ordered the Marsala Mushroom Gemelli Bake.
Once they saw what for dinner, they went about their play and I set to work unpacking the Home Chef box.
The ingredients are wrapped and packed with ice packs to keep the food fresh until you get home to unpack it.
Home Chef meals are two servings, so I ordered the Marsala Mushroom Gemelli Bake twice to give me a meal for the four of us.
I also added two seasonal fruit baskets to my Home Chef order. We received apples, pears and oranges. My husband ate the orange and said it was the best orange he's had in awhile.
The pears went with me to work and the kiddos feasted on the apples and loved their crunch and juicy sweetness. The picture depicts ONE Home Chef Fruit Basket.
But back to dinner.
Each Home Chef delivery includes a Meal Prep card. It has all the information needed to make your meal successful.
The back includes your recipe, complete with step-by-step instruction and colored photographs.
The front tells you what is in your box.
In my meal box the following was included: (x2 because I ordered double)
The card also tells you what you will need from your kitchen, before beginning.
On the back of the card, where you'll find the instructions, there are also areas to read before beginning.
Before you Cook:
Below this you will find a While You Cook Section:
There is a From the Chef Section...which I used for my cooking.
And finally, a "Did you know..." area, which made wonderful dinner conversation.
Now, it is time to cook!
Cook the Pasta
Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente, 12-13 minutes.
Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.
Drain pasta in a colander. While pasta cooks prepare ingredients.
Prepare the Ingredients.
Cut mushrooms into 1/4" slices.
Peel and mince shallot.
Cook the mushrooms.
Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat with 2 tsp olive oil.
Add mushrooms to hot pan and cook undisturbed until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes.
Stir often until soft, 2-3 minutes.
Add shallot and garlic to the pan and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Add Marsala, bring to a simmer, and cook until evaporated, 3-4 minutes.
Finish the pasta.
To pan with mushrooms stir in pasta water and vegetable base.
Bring to a simmer and add pasta.
Add Parmesan cheese.
Cook, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened, 3-4 minutes. Remove from burner and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Bake the Pasta.
Transfer pasta to prepared casserole dish. You may also use a cast iron pan. Top pasta with Swiss cheese.
Broil until cheese is browned and bubbling, 2-3 minutes.
Remove from broiler.
Place the Dish.
Scoop Pasta onto a plate.
Get ready for compliments!
My family absolutely LOVED the Home Chef Marsala Mushroom Gemelli Bake. It was loaded with texture and flavor.
Every member of my family wanted to know if there was more.
When it was gone, they asked when we were having it again.
I love that Home Chef makes cooking easy, with great ingredients and easy to follow instructions. Every night should be so good!
Use the promo code “FAMILY” to try out Home Chef for $30 off!