Marley Spoon Meal #3: Apricot-Dijon Pork Chops

Welcome back for my third meal review from my recent meal delivery kit service opportunity. If you missed my intro and review of my first Martha Stewart and Marley Spoon meal, you can find it here. Disclaimer: This is in no way an ad and I do not receive any commission or bonus on this (unless you purchase anything through an affiliate link – I’m not a Martha Stewart or Marley Spoon affiliate, by the way). These are just my honest thoughts on the meals and service. Also, all of our meals were for two, but there is an option to select “family” meals as well.

Everyone knows sheet pan meals are wonderful time savers! Roasted vegetables emerge again and I was so excited! It was so nice to toss them in salt, pepper, and olive oil and just stick them in a preheated oven for the remainder of the cooking time.

Also, I’m really starting to appreciate that all of these recipes so far use very few tools/utensils. Many times when cooking higher-level food, a recipe will have you using enough pots, pans, and utensils to fill your entire kitchen sink and dishwasher; so I appreciated the reprieve from so many dishes. Score one for Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon!

Each step is accompanied with a picture giving you an idea of how things are supposed to look. This helps when instructions must be concise. While my personal products didn’t turn out like the pictures (when do they ever?), I feel like I did a pretty decent job.

This meal was good, but was unfortunately outshone by yesterday’s dinner. Who knew a chicken dish would go over so well with someone who spends his days cooking chicken? That’s one I am certain we will be repeating again. We’re also not huge pork chop eaters at The Smith Haus. We’d much prefer steak (or even chicken), but I knew I wanted to select a variety of meals and proteins for this review.

The sauce was in my opinion the star of this dish. Garlicky, salty, sweet, and acidic. It hit all my favorite notes. I only wish I could have had more! It complemented the pork and roasted veggies very well and I feel confident I could recreate it again easily! I also almost wished I’d roasted the vegetables a little longer, but they were flavorful nonetheless. All-in-all, it was great for the chill that swept right in and I have a little bit of veggies left over to enjoy for lunch today!

What is your favorite cold-weather meal?

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