A couple weeks ago, we told you all about our latest strategy to simplify weeknight cooking: For the party-planning, gift-shopping month of December, we’re teaming up with Plated to turn some of our favorite Food52 recipes into meal kits.
Why? Because we believe that even the busiest of weeknights deserve a homemade dinner—and, ahem, dessert. Plus, cooking and baking just happen to be our go-to way to unwind. (You too?) Plated takes care of the grocery shopping (goodbye, long checkout lines!) and sends all the individually packaged ingredients right to your door in an insulated box (read: you don’t need to be home to unpack it right away). Which means all you have to do is scroll through the menu and pick the recipe and how many you want it to serve.
By when? you wonder. Glad you asked. Plated creates its seasonal menus week by week, so you have up to 1 week in advance to order each. Which means you have until Monday, Dec. 17 to order the last week of Food52-curated recipes. Which, if we do say so ourselves, are looking preeeeeetty darn good:
Just as decadent and delightful as they sound. Like the peanut butter cookies, these are a family recipe—here, from Food52 contributor Sarah Jampel’s Grandma Joan. To keep things extra-chocolatey (always a good idea), there’s even a fudgy frosting on top.
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So what’ll it be? We can’t wait to see what you make!
Lime Posset With Graham Cracker Streusel
Which favorite Food52 recipe do you wish you could turn into a meal kit? Tell us in the comments!
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).
Emma is a writer and recipe developer at Food52. Before this, she worked a lot of odd jobs, all at the same time. Think: stir-frying noodles "on the fly," baking dozens of pastries at 3 a.m., reviewing restaurants, and writing stories about everything from how to use leftover mashed potatoes to the history of pies in North Carolina. She now lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with her husband and their cat, Butter. Stay tuned every Tuesday for Emma's cooking column, Big Little Recipes, which is all about big flavor and little ingredient lists. And see what she's up to on Instagram and Twitter at @emmalaperruque.