Disclosure: #ad I was given a gift code to facilitate this review. All opinions of the Peapod Service are my own.
Hey friends! It’s been awhile… Things have been pretty crazy over here the past 6 or so months. Our family has experienced so many changes, and challenges and unfortunately this blog took a backseat to everything else. But, things are settling down (sort of!) and I am so happy to be back!
One major change is that I very recently accepted a NEW JOB! I’ll talk about it more in the future, but it’s awesome, and I am so happy! It’s a “normal” job in that I actually have to change out of my pajamas and go to an office Monday – Friday, 9 – 5. It’s a huge change after working from home or the past 7 years, but I am soooo ready for it.
As ready as I am, there is the little worry in my mind about how the heck I am going to do EVERYTHING?!
Take a look at our weekly schedule:
|Work til 5pm
|Work til 3pm
|Work til 5pm
|Work til 5pm
|Work til 5pm
|Work til 2:30 Baseball practice 7pm
|Work til 2:30
|Work til 2:31
|Work til 2:32
|Work til 2:33
|Coding til 5:30
|Dance 4:30 – 6pm
|Dance til 5:00
|Baseball practice: 6 – 7pm
|Nothing? Maybe? That can’t be right.
|Girl Scouts 5:45 – 7:15pm
|Baseball Game 5:30 – 7pm
OK, soooo…. WHEN DO I MAKE AND EAT DINNER?!?!
I guess we can just eat on Friday, and weekends when Dave doesn’t have night games.
I mean, Dave will be home, and he is more than capable of cooking (full disclosure: he is the one who cooks most of the time!) But it feels like we won’t have any time now that I won’t be home until later. And when the heck will we do our shopping?
That’s where Peapod comes in! I’ve blogged about Peapod before, and how easy it made party planning. I am going to start taking my own advice, and let someone else do the heavy lifting for me. (Literally)
Peapod is SUPER convenient and easy! I can order everything we need for the week while on my lunch break, and schedule a delivery time that works for me.
Since Dave was home this week, I chose a delivery time right in the middle of the day, so he could be the one to put all the groceries away! Ha!
I love that Peapod sends you alerts so you know exactly when to expect your delivery. It’s nice that you don’t have to wait around all day, looking out the window, dreaming about groceries…
OK, so we all know about the convenient delivery and pick-up options. But wait, there’s MORE! Did you know that you can order delicious pre-made meals? The chicken parm is really good, and is a definite favorite in our family! The pre-made meals are perfect for nights when I just do not have time to prepare even the simplest of meals. I can grab one of these from the fridge and just heat it up!
Peapod also offers a variety of affordable meal kits (many are less than $5 per serving) that contain pre-measured, pre-cut and pre-washed ingredients for meals made in 30 minutes or less!! I was really excited to try these out as we’ve always wanted to use meal kits, but never wanted to be locked into a monthly plan, or get stuck with meals we really weren’t interested in.
I ordered the Beef and Broccoli kit, and the Upscale Beef Stroganoff! It is so simple, as the kit includes all the ingredients you need, portioned and clearly labeled. The recipe is easy to follow, and doesn’t require any advanced cooing skills.
The Beef Stroganoff was SO GOOD! And it made 6 servings so we had more than enough for dinner and lunches the following day! I love the ease of having these meals ready to go in the fridge. Dave and I can easily grab them and whip it up quickly for a hearty meal before practice! Peapod makes shopping so easy, not just with delivery or pick-up but with other special features like:
- Express Shop: Quickly locate and select all ingredients for a specific recipe, meal plan, etc. Just type your list into the notepad; click Start Shopping and the products matching your first item will be displayed.
- Order Genius: Auto-fill your cart with the items you buy most frequently and even recall shopping history from Stop & Shop and Giant loyalty reward cards.
- Sort Feature: Find products with the best price, to meet your dietary needs, even see which product is most popular. Select your sort preference from the drop-down box at the top of every page. Click the Save Sort link and your products will always be sorted that way.
- Filter Feature: Filter to only see the products that meet your needs, whether you’re looking for dairy-free cereal or peanut-free snacks.
Peapod has no required membership fee, but they do offer an optional subscription service called PodPass which gives subscribers unlimited free delivery and pick-up for one low price with 3 month, 6 month and 12 month options! Standard delivery fees range from $6.95-$9.95
So here I am, having a lazy Sunday, not rushing around the market trying to figure out what the heck we will eat this week, along with half the state. Because I know that Peapod has me covered!
BOSTON/MA FRIENDS!!! From now until the end of March, I am offering a code: FRESH50 to my followers for $25 off your first two orders and 1-year free delivery with a PodPass subscription! That’s an amazing deal!! Don’t miss out and head to Peapod right now to grab your groceries for the week!
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