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free parking, my chef dream, and hello fresh

The University of Oklahoma had a game last weekend. Parking was $25. The guy gave me 1-hour free parking because I’m a “pretty Asian girl.” I’ll take it. I’m quite sure he was at least 55 years old, which made it more hilarious.

But as a result of the free parking pass, I got to eat at the Crimson and Whipped Cream bakery in Norman. The coffee was ‘meh,’ but the food was drool-worthy. I ordered the Nutella crumble. Also tried my friend’s apple crumble, and it was equally yummy.

crimson and whipped cream bakery

I love cooking. If I could be anything I want, I’d be a chef. If I could be anywhere I want, I’d be in culinary school.

cooking dream

I tried the Hello Fresh service for the first time this week. 1 week’s service costs $59. You get 3 meals for 2 people. I bought it off Groupon for $39, and used a $10 off coupon. Total OOP was $29 for 1 week’s service/6 meal servings… which is cheaper than eating out, but more expensive than cooking my regular meal prep stuff.

What I got in my box…

hello fresh food

hello fresh frozen food

The frozen meat were at the bottom, with the gel ice.

So far, I’ve cooked 2 meals.

maple-balsamic glazed cod

Maple-balsamic glazed cod with roasted brussels sprout and mashed squash

The Brussels Sprouts were the best. I’m not a big fan of them, but after tossing them with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and baking them in the oven, they had just the right amount of crunch and flavor. The maple-balsamic glaze was also very good. I think the thyme did the trick. Sadly, I accidentally put too much salt in the mashed squash. 😦

chicken schnitzel sandwich

Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich with tangy slaw and pumpernickel bread

This meal wasn’t a favorite. The slaw had too much onions in it, and the bread had a weird taste. The chicken was alright, but I would have preferred if it had called for baking, instead of frying. Thinking about all that oil made me cringe.

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