For a few weeks we've been trying out what it's like to subscribe to a food service (matkasse) and so far we're very satisfied customers. We've tested both of the two biggest Swedish providers, Middagsfrid and Linas matkasse (now also available in the UK), and both are really good, but Middagsfrid is top notch. It's a bit more expensive but also provides more organic and less frozen ingredients, and it is slightly tastier and has more exciting recipes. So Middagsfrid is the one we will continue with. Their recipes are perhaps slightly more complicated (i.e. takes more time to cook) than Lina's but that's alright with us.
We both enjoy cooking and what's great about these recipe bags is that we still get to cook but without the hassle of having to come up with ideas and actually going food shopping (except for breakfast and other basic supplies). And since they only provide ingredients for five meals we still get to use our own creativity two days a week. That said, since we subscribe to a four-serving bag, we get enough to eat leftovers for several days, though we usually opt to bring it to work for lunch.
With the 895 SEK it costs for a week, we've actually been saving money in total as we don't have to buy lunch every day (well, I used to bring leftovers most days before but Peter would usually buy) and we don't end up buying unnecessary stuff at the supermarket. So money well worth spending in my view! And it saves times too of course, time that can be spent on other things (including blogging, ha ha) and others (like Isolde).
|One of the weekly vegetarian dishes: oven roasted root vegetables, halloumi, tomato and red onion salad, with houmus and garlic sauce.|
|One of the weekly fish dishes: haddock cooked in the oven with rice and peas|
Victoria's themes for the rest of the month is:
9 November: My favourite room
16 November: Buttons
23 November: Books, books!
30 November: Big and small