My dear wife Karen and I have tussled with a few of those dinner-box-services in the past few months.
She started us off with Dinnerly, three meals shipped to the doorstep of A Bitty Better for Tuesday arrival.
It was the least expensive. We found it … acceptable. Once in a while, the big box showed up a day late. A time or two, they left out a key ingredient. Mostly, though, we ate the meals cooked by Karen and found it helpful to our daily routine.
Then she went online and investigated some others. And new, bigger boxes showed up on our doorstep without her clicking yes to their service.
She canceled Hello Fresh after we enjoyed a week three unrequested meals. Bigger portions than Dinnerly, yes. Higher price, much.
She wavered on Marley and Me after a different week of three more meals we didn’t ask but appreciated nonetheless. Karen liked that these recipes came on big, printed cards. For Dinnerly, she had to look them up on her iPad.
But she canceled that one, too. And put the kabosh on Dinnerly after more snafus.
We were eating strictly from the supermarket shelves again.
Then Marley and Me offered Karen a free week to apologize.
It arrived on a Tuesday. The cards looked good …