So for fun we tried both Blue Apron and Hello Fresh, competing home cooking services. You've probably heard of one of them, they send all the ingredients you need to your house with recipe cards and then you don't have to do any menu planning or shopping for dinner. Overall Blue Apron turned out to be way better. Their portions were smaller, but still filling and of better quality ingredients. Their recipes were both less fussy and more exciting. Most importantly, they used less cooking utensils. Since we split the cooking and cleaning between two people, I really don't want to leave my husband with a giant stack of dirty pots and pans. Unfortunately I'd consider both too expensive, being twice my usual dinner budget. Ah well, it was fun to try out.