I spend a good portion of my day making decisions about things. Be it work stuff or family stuff, it seems as though I spend more time than I used to making decisions on where and how to take the next step toward the finish line.

Is this how I pictured the, “When I grow up...”? Probably not. It was supposed to be easier. I was supposed to eat whatever I want for dinner and go to bed when I want. I was supposed to be the boss of the house like my mom was and I was definitely not supposed to have any responsibility. That’s how I pictured being an adult and it was marvelous!

Well, here I am, 20-something-almost-30 and it turns out that I don’t make any of the rules and I don’t actually get to pick my own bed time, my bed time picks me.

Most of what being a mom is all about is (beyond wearing an invisible cape) is making decisions. When I discovered the world of meal subscription, I discovered how easy it could be to allow another human being to make the dinner decisions three times per week and mail it right to my door in a pretty little box with giant ice packs keeping it cold.

The following recipe is from a Blue Apron box I got last week. It is so good! Sometimes they send me some weird stuff that’s totally outside of my comfort zone and the whole time I cook it, I am telling my husband how weird I think it is and express my doubts that it will be edible.

This recipe was one of those. Who puts oranges with broccoli? Turns out it’s delicious and barley doesn’t taste like dirt, but a hearty and more nutty version of rice.

This whole dish is amazing, all of the flavors perfectly compliment each other and it’s very easy to make. The recipe calls for mirin, a Japanese sweet wine vinegar. I would say you could probably use regular white wine vinegar and a small dash of Agave instead since mirin might be hard to find.

Again, this recipe is perfect and delicious exactly how it is ,but I always advocate throwing a personal twist on it. Enjoy!

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