A Superbowl Feast Made Easy – A Plated Review
February 5, 2013 by Jen Balisi
Last night went by many different names to different audiences – Superbowl XLVII, Harbaugh Bowl/HarBowl, Ad Bowl, and of course, Beyonce Bowl – but one thing that almost all Americans can agree on is that last night was America’s best excuse next to Thanksgiving for stuffing your face. While there’s many different ways to accomplish this, from enjoying an all-you-can-eat/drink special at a local bar or restaurant to getting delivery from a national pizza chain, this year I ended up cooking an entire feast thanks to a service called Plated.
Plated made things super easy to feel like a chef without having to figure out what ingredients you need or to even go to the grocery store. They ship you fresh ingredients right to your doorstep, portioned out to exactly what you need (we even got a single clove of garlic), as well as step by step recipes to create your meals. I was lucky enough to try out their Superbowl Appetizer Box for free through HowAboutWe, and it’s safe to say that after using this trial, Plated has got itself a new customer.
The shipment we got included Baby Back Ribs, Black Bean and Avocado Nachos, Bacon, Apple, and Goat Cheese Pizza, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, and Hello Dolly Squares – all pictured at the top of this post. The photo here is deceiving though – what we actually ended up with was SO much more food, enough to make 3 half racks of ribs, an entire saucepan of spinach and artichoke dip, and a whole baking tray of nachos, so we ended up not even making the complete menu and are saving the pizza and dessert to make another night.
All of the food turned out delicious, and Plated even offered tips on what order to make the appetizers so making everything was a breeze. The best part is that I now have the recipes so I can recreate the dishes whenever I want. Overall, I’d highly recommend their service, especially for those who don’t time to wait on that long line at Trader Joe’s and still want to cook up a gourmet meal. Check out their rotating menu and pricing on their site (plus sign up with my referral code dc2846 and we both get free plates!), and check out my delicious baby back ribs below.