Plated Review ~ 12.11.13 Delivery

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I was so excited about last weeks Plated menu that I ordered three meals instead of my normal two meals. I just couldn’t decide and decided I needed all three!

First Look

I’m not sure if have mentioned it, but Plated has been including a little box of cookies or other dessert item in their boxes every once in a while.  In one box we even got a fun little set of pumpkin scooping tools.

Second First Look

My Plated boxes have been coming on Wednesdays now instead of on Tuesdays.  I think it’s because of the expanded delivery areas they offer now.  They used to ship from New York and the boxes would arrive on Tuesday, but they now have a midwest distribution center and so my boxes are on a different schedule now.  It’s kind of confusing because when I order it says they are coming on Tuesday, but umm, they don’t.

~Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie: I LOVE pot pie.  It’s probably one of my favorite meals out there so I was totally into this one.  I have to tell the folks at Plated though, while this was totally delicious, it was not as good as my moms.  I think it’s because my mom puts potatoes and real butter and all that deliciousness in hers.  Still, this was very good and I’d eat it again.  Minus the mushrooms.

Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie
Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie – The Recipe
Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie – The Ingredients
Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie – The Meal

~Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese with Roasted Tomato Soup:  This grilled cheese was everything I’d hoped it would be.  And more. The soup?  Meh.  I didn’t totally hate it, but I wouldn’t have it again either.  It was spicy, which was okay, but the hunks of tomato just weren’t for me.

Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese with Roasted Tomato Soup – The Recipe
Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese with Roasted Tomato Soup – The Ingredients
Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese with Roasted Tomato Soup – The Meal
Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese with Roasted Tomato Soup – The Meal

~Pimiento Cheeseburger Sliders with Parsnip Fries:  The final meal, which we actually had for lunch yesterday, was sliders.  The fries ended up burned (oops), but the sliders were delicious!  I so want B to make these again.  Tons of flavor in them and these are something I would never ever order at a restaurant.  I’d be too scared.  But I’d get them if I saw some version of them on a menu now!

Pimiento Cheeseburger Sliders with Parsnip Fries – The Recipe
Pimiento Cheeseburger Sliders with Parsnip Fries -The Ingredients
Pimiento Cheeseburger Sliders with Parsnip Fries – The Meal

Did you get Plated last week?  What’d you think?  If you order before noon today, your Plated will either come on Tuesday (aka tomorrow) or Wednesday depending on your location. I opted for the Sweet Potato Ravioli and the Salmon Burgers, however, I am also eyeing that White Bean Chicken Chili and may just have to get three meals again this week!

If you are interested in giving it a try or want to learn more, click here to try two free plates (new customers only).  Basically you’ll get 4 plates for the price of 2 ($30)!!  That’s 4 meals/plates for $30, which is less than $8/plate.

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Alison

    ahh do you purposely schedule this post to come out during lunch time (east coast) I want all of that!!!!!!!!

    1. Jennifer


    2. Cecilia

      Everybody should try
      Really delicious fresh foods comes right to your door and not frozen either. I am a chicken pepperoni roulade tonight with the kids. Tomarrow I am having a romantic dinner with my hubby were having Lobster Savannah
      Had it before OH MY LORD! TOO GOOD!

  2. I am so jealous about the Pimento cheese. They don’t ship to FL or VT houses. Pimento is my favorite thing in the world.

    1. Jennifer

      It was so good.

  3. Jenny

    Those look so yummy. I’m getting our first box this Wednesday and I just went in and turned auto fill off since the next couple weeks are crazy with the holidays and all. So if I want to get meals not Christmas week but New Years week when do I need to go in and order? I saw where they were changing things to Tuesday but its all confusing to me since everything seems to be a week off.

    1. Jennifer

      You know, I don’t know. I don’t have the membership, so I only have to pay when I order. I feel like the membership may auto-bill you??

  4. Diana Garza

    OMG, Jennifer! This is officially my favorite subscription box ever now. I’m obsessed with Plated! Last week we got the Shrimp Pad Thai and the Spaghetti Squash (which I’ve never had before)…both were incredible. I can’t imagine not getting a box every week now. I’m still deciding on what to get for next week’s menu – I’m waiting for my husband’s input. It’s so cute because he actually helps me prepare the Plated meals – which he normally never helps with dinner!

    1. Diana Garza

      On Wednesday, we are supposed to receive the Salmon Burgers and the White Bean Chicken Chili (which I’m so excited to try!)

      1. Jennifer

        Ahhh I can’t wait for ours!!

  5. Hippie2MARS

    We had the Shrimp Pad Thai (the shrimp were HUGE and scrumptious), the Chicken Pot Pie, and the Panko Fish Tacos. We loved all three but the Chicken Pot Pie entee was the weakest of the three. The other two were amazing, the Chicken Pot Pie was just “good”. I can’t begin to tell you how my bf and I enjoy our Plated and HelloFresh! subscriptions! We both get involved in choosing the meals, and are truly enjoying trying new flavors, foods and combination that would probably never try.

    1. Jennifer

      I so wanted to try those Tacos! I think we’ll find the recipe online and make them!

  6. Mel

    I know this post is from, like, ages ago (I’ve been sick and I’m just catching up!), but do you happen to still have the recipe for that grilled cheese and soup meal? That looks SOO good!
    I was really surprised to see that they deliver where I live now (TX)! I’m pretty sure a few months ago they didn’t. I wonder if they’ll only ship in winter or if it’s all the time now.

    1. Jennifer

      Thanks for sharing!

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