MENU - December 11th

**HOLIDAY SCHEDULE** - We will have normal Monday/Tuesday/Thursday deliveries this week and next, and an optional Holiday Brunch delivery on 12/23. There will be NO DELIVERIES during Christmas week, 12/25 through 1/1! Our first delivery of the new year will be Tuesday, January 2nd. We will be delivering all of our normal Monday meal kits as well as Tuesday meal kits on that day. Please let us know if you need to make any changes to your schedule!

For this week's recipes, olive oil, salt, and pepper are the only additional ingredients you will need to have on hand. This week's menu is below...  have a great week!

click MENU image ABOVE for this week's menu!

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FIRST DELIVERY?

If this is your first delivery, there is nothing you need to do except wait for fresh, local ingredients to show up on your doorstep! Notification will be sent via text message once deliveries have been made.  

If your subscription ended last week (or you had a one week trial or giftcard) and are not renewing, please remember to place your wood crate and any reusable containers from the previous week's delivery (hot/cold bags, glass jars, spice tins, ice packs, & burlap bags) on your porch before 2:30pm tomorrow for pickup. Unreturned wood crates will be billed at $20 per crate and unreturned jars, spice tins, and hot/cold bags $3 each.

MANAGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION 

Have questions or need to change your delivery dates? Email us at any time! Remember that the cutoff for changes to the following week's delivery is each Wednesday at 5PM. If a cancellations comes in after 5PM on Wednesday, we charge a $25 late cancel fee to help cover the expenses incurred up until that point (we begin placing our farm orders at 5PM on Wednesdays and cannot make changes once those orders are processing). If a cancellation comes in on Thursday, we charge a 50% late cancel fee. And after 5PM on Thursday, we do have to charge for the whole crate as if you received it (or you can opt to have it delivered to a friend or relative as a gift, or we can donate it.) Thank you for subscribing to MEEL!

COOKING TIPS

We have a variety of butcher cut steaks from Bells Bend Grassfed this week... Flank, flap, and skirt steaks. Once cooked, be sure to slice against the grain - read here for great instructions from The Kitchn to learn how and why to cut this meat properly. And if you are unfamiliar with Chimichurri, it is a wonderful green sauce (uncooked) with culinary roots in Argentina and Uruguay, traditionally served alongside grilled meats. Happy Cooking!

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HOLIDAY BRUNCH ESSENTIALS DELIVERED TO THE FRONT DOOR FOR YOURSELF OR PACKAGED AND SENT AS A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY GIFT!

HOLIDAY BRUNCH ESSENTIALS DELIVERED TO THE FRONT DOOR FOR YOURSELF OR PACKAGED AND SENT AS A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY GIFT!

Only one week left to order your Holiday Brunch crates! Allow Christmas morning to unfold slowly with a warm mug of Honest Coffee or Organic Hot Chocolate, and Gosen, a wonderful Danish sticky bun from Village Bakery & Provisions (an essential component of our holiday crates.) On December 23rd, each wooden crate will be stocked with local food essentials and delivered to your doorstep... Fresh eggs and bacon from Hippo Hollow Farm, a buttery, seasonal quiche from Wolfe Gourmet Cakes, Wapsie Valley grits from Beaverdam Creek Farm, organic Hot Cocoa from Projet Chocolat and Bang Candy Marshmallows, and new this year, organic, cold-pressed juice from The Fountain of Juice. And much much more. Choose from 5 different bundle options, everything from only The Essentials ($48) to an Extended Family Crate ($240) to feed a crowd. We're ready to make your holiday breakfasts easy and delicious with all the best ingredients from our local food community! Order for yourself or send as a gift... last day to order is 12/17!

MEEL kit subscribers always have FREE DELIVERY on Marketplace items delivered WITH your meal kit each Monday and Tuesday. Simply use the promo code "MEALKIT" at checkout.