Sunday, December 14, 2014

Groceries delivered to your door.....sign me up!

At book club a few weeks, over some amazing roasted golden beets with orange segments and dill, my friends were discuss grocery stores....mostly b/c none of us read the book and that is what women in the suburbs do.  Turns out, one of my friends gets her groceries delivered to her door, on a day's notice, in the same zip code I live in.  She claimed this magical grocery store has grass fed, organic food as well as prepared dishes and paper towels.  What?!?!?!?!  This time of year is ridiculously busy for us all, safe to say, if someone can deliver dinner to my door,  I had to check it out!  Elephant Grocers is PHENOMENAL!  They have amazing quality, deliver the next day for a small fee, and have an amazing selection of products similar to a Whole Foods or Fresh Market for around the same price.  Did I mention they deliver!!!  You can get your groceries while in your jammies....assuming you do not usually shop in your sweat pants and glasses right after carpool, hoping you don't run into Harry Connick Jr. in the frozen food section.

I took the plunge, ordered a ton of food and was blown away!  The quality is exceptional and so were the prices.  My favorite products were the beets (obsessed), my Beecher Peppercorn White Cheddar from Seattle and lastly a jar of blue cheese olives, can you say, "Bloody Mary Bar!"

My groceries came to my door in 3 boxes;  packed with dry ice and regular ice packs with everything labeled and ready to go.  I had a dinner to prepare, snacks for our kids, perfect produce and kept a box to mail my holiday gifts in.  OH, and they gave me a coupon for 25% off my first order!  Game on!

Check them out...order lots of stuff...try the Grass Fed Beef...tell me what you think!

If you need inspiration, here is a recipe using food from Elephant Grocers.  And stay tuned for my Bloody Mary bar....those olives are insane!

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Grass Fed Beef Burgers with Sauteed Portabellas, 
Vidalia Onions and Beecher’s Peppercorn White Cheddar served with a side of Crispy Garlic Wedge Potatoes

1 pound Grass Fed Ground Beef
1/2 Tablespoon Steak Seasoning (or just add kosher salt and pepper)
4 Tablespoons Minced Garlic, divided
2 Russet Potatoes, scrubbed clean but leave skin on, sliced into wedges
1 pound baby portabella Mushrooms, washed and sliced
2 Vidalia onions, cut in half and sliced
Beecher’s Peppercorn White Cheddar sliced very thin
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Hawaiian Rolls or soft slider buns

Pre-heat oven to 450 and place a large sheet pan in oven

Cut potatoes into wedges.
Add wedges to a large bowl and toss with 4 T Olive oil, 
10-12 cloves of chopped garlic (3 T give or take), 
handful of Parmesan Cheese, and a few pinches of salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
Toss to coat and add to hot sheet pan from oven.
Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy and cooked. 

Add 3-4T olive oil to pan on med high. 
Add sliced onions and cook for 5 minutes, toss/stir frequently.
Add sliced mushrooms, cook until mushrooms are tender and onions are soft.

In same bowl you made potatoes in, add grass fed beef, 
1 T steak seasoning (or salt, pepper and some garlic powder),
and 1-2 T minced garlic.
Mix gently and form into small slider side patties. 
Grill to within 2 minutes  of perfection for your preference, top with Beecher cheese, 
close lid and cook an additional 2 minutes. 
Top each burger with sautéed mushrooms and onions.  
Serve with a side salad, and a huge helping of crispy potatoes wedges.