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kshandra ([personal profile] kshandra) wrote2017-02-27 12:34 pm
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Om nom OUCH.

So, thanks to an Invisible Internet Friend I got a referral code for a free week of Blue Apron meals. I made the first one of them yesterday...and while the food was AMAZING, it was a rather horrifying lesson in just how out of shape I am.

None of the steps in the recipe was all that difficult, but the fact that they were supposed to happen simultaneously meant there was no way for me to stop and let the pain reside before starting in on the next ingredient. [personal profile] gridlore was listening to me make my way around our really-not-that-big kitchen and almost stopped me in the middle of cooking. (Sadly, said kitchen size means that getting something like a lab stool on wheels so I can sit while I cook is most likely a non-starter.) We'll make at least one of the other two recipes before the ingredients go bad, but I've cancelled the account going forward.

(For the record, the recipe in question was their Lamb & Beef Stew. I am absolutely keeping the recipe card.)
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[personal profile] ashbet 2017-02-27 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Ugh, I'm sorry :/

I have a barstool with a back that I use for cooking -- can't stand that long, otherwise. I'm sorry that there isn't room for you to have something similar :(

*hugs*

-- A <3

[identity profile] kayre.livejournal.com 2017-02-28 12:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Ouch, how frustrating!

If you want to try again, the veggies could all be chopped in advance-- and I sometimes chop things sitting in a comfy chair with a big cutting board on my lap.