… Scratch DC, that is. If you live in the District of Columbia and haven’t heard of this mind-bogglingly genius service, you’re about to get educated. #RealTalk, this shit is awesome.
Today was our anniversary, so even though we’re going out to celebrate this weekend, I decided I wanted to make an actual meal to denote the specialness of the occasion. I’m not a bad cook, actually, but I rarely make elaborate dinners during the week because I don’t have the time or energy to pick up fresh ingredients after work. Nice dinners take a bit of planning, and most days I just want to come home and watch TV. That’s where Scratch DC comes in.
Every week, they come out with a new menu of delicious, ethnically diverse, creative dishes, and they package the ingredients to be dropped off at your doorstep at a time that’s convenient for you. Most of the stuff is locally sourced, and if it isn’t, it’s all still certified organic. As a member of a local food start-up company (name drop: McCauley’s Roasted Pepper Relish), I’m all for that.
So, tonight we had the Cajun Mahi Mahi with Strawberry Avocado Salsa and Asparagus. Even on one of my better days, I probably wouldn’t attempt this on my own. There are simply too many ingredients, fresh and otherwise. One great thing about this service is that they give you everything you need– including the loose spices– so you don’t have to go out and buy them all yourself (which is always the most expensive part of trying a new recipe).
Another great thing: you can schedule a drop-off at basically any time, and the ingredients will stay fresh for a day or two afterwards. I actually got our bundle delivered last night after work.
All in all, a pretty great idea for a fancy(er) night in.
They even give you cookies to bake for dessert!