Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Apron’s Simple Meals

by Meghann on June 5, 2012

One of my favorite parts about shopping at Publix is their Apron’s Simple Meals kiosk. If you’re lucky – and you plan you’re shopping trip right! – you’ll walk by the kiosk just as they’re serving the meal of the day. Probably the best sampling, marketing ploy there is. More often than not it’s delicious and sometimes, if the recipe is easy enough and the meal is extra tasty, you’ll find yourself grabbing a recipe card and loading your cart with all the necessary ingredients.

That’s exactly what happened to me today. I walked by the Apron’s Simple Meals kiosk just as they were serving their “fish over bacon with green olives.” It was 6:00pm, I had no idea what to make for dinner, and all the ingredients were right there. Sold!

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What really reeled me in was not only how tasty the dish was (it had bacon in it – how could it now be tasty?), but how simple the recipe appeared. Just a few simple ingredients and a promise of 15 minutes or less until meal time.

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I cut the recipe in half (though I did keep the 4 slices of bacon ;) ), used regular vine tomatoes instead of cherry (they were cheaper), and diced my own red onion. The whole thing took 15 minutes top (with Derek’s dicing help) and was super easy to pull together.

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I <3 quick meals!

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The fish was just as delicious as the portion I sampled in the store. The salty olives and bacon really pair nicely with the mild fish. Yum!

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I paired the fish with roasted asparagus

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and boiled corn and red onion

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A meal worth repeating!

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Earlier I had some apple slices with chocolate PB2 as an afternoon snack.

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And a couple of pieces of chocolate for dessert.

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Have you ever tried an Apron’s Simple Meal at Publix? (or something similar at your local grocery store?)

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