I cannot believe how quickly this year flew by! I don't know about you, but I'm still in denial that Christmas is two weeks away. I am sooo not prepared.
Right now where I live in North Carolina everything has come to a full stop because of the weather.
Snow and sleet that people in the north would just be inconvenienced by is keeping us housebound. We are only on the first snow day from school but I am ready to pack up and go someplace warm.
Do you have any travel plans for the holiday? If so, you need to check out this company!!
“Paradise Provisions makes it easy for you to become the chef of delicious restaurant quality meals and the mixologist of creatively crafted cocktails anytime and anywhere!”
You might remember a post I did earlier this year through The Produce Box for Paradise Provisions Mexican Chicken with Avocado Corn Salsa & Rice. At the time they only delivered in the Topsail Island NC area. But now they ship nationwide!
Gourmet Food Made Easy
Have you rented a house or condo on vacation in order to save money by preparing your own meals, only to find the location doesn't have any staples in the house for you? So that quick trip to the grocery store or pricey corner market just got a lot more expensive.
Instead of picking up chicken breasts and salad you have to get spices, oil, dressing, etc., all of the things that you already have at home but didn't think you would need to pack.
Paradise Provisions comes to the rescue! They create amazing meal kits, all priced under $26, that includes everything you need except for the perishables like chicken or produce.
And they ship directly to your door, or the door of the house you are renting! No more lugging everything but the kitchen sink with you on your vacation. This is especially handy when you are flying to your location.
The best part?!? The kits are so easy even your kids could make them. My girls prepared this delicious Tuscan Chicken Skewers & Leafy Greens kit and they had a ball doing it!
I love that I can just give them the instructions and they can make dinner for me!
Let me tell you, this chicken was so tender and scrumptious that I'd swear it was takeout from a fancy restaurant and not a kit meal prepared by my 10 and 14 year olds.
The lemon olive oil made the dish so bright and flavorful and the vinaigrette for the salad was very tasty. My girls even asked if we could buy some of the lemon olive oil to use when we cook chicken again.
We also tried the Citrus Pork Tenderloin with Mixed Greens & Peach Vinaigrette meal kit. And YUUUUUUM!
I am a big fan of pork in general, hello bacon! But this pork tenderloin was one of the best tasting I have ever tried. So easy to make, too.
Simply add the oil, mustard, vinegar, and spices in the resealable bag that's included in the kit and marinate the pork tenderloin you provide for up to 3 hours. Then grill.
I actually cooked ours in the oven because I didn't realize we were out of propane until it was too late. Using a meat thermometer, it was super easy and the tenderloin was at the perfect temperature in about 20 minutes.
I especially liked the peach balsamic vinegar. Gave the pork a really delicious flavor.
Paradise Provisions not only produces these delicious meal kits, they also provide craft cocktails to bring your socializing up a notch or two.
“Make your next gathering lively and delicious, and leave the guesswork up to us. Our mixologist Kate has created cocktail kits that guide you to the proper balance of spirit, acid, sweet and creativity. They come with everything you need to make a craft cocktail including, mixers, sparkling water, napkins and a few secret ingredients! All you need to add is your favorite alcohol.”
I also have two cocktail kits, and I have to be honest, I haven't tried them yet. But school has just been cancelled for the second day in a row so I think I am going to break 'em out and have a tasting tonight. I will come back and let you know my thoughts… but honestly, I would be surprised if they aren't delicious because everything else I've tried has been!
Craft Cocktails Simplified
“Untap your inner mixologist. Flavorful craft cocktails featuring unique ingredients. Bring the celebration with you or always be ready to raise a glass with unexpected guests. All cocktail kits make a minimum of 4-6 servings.”
Another great service Paradise Provisions provides that is extremely helpful when you are in a vacation rental, is their Vacation Essential Kits! All the household items you will need for your rental stay. They have different sizes depending on your length of stay.
Each kit covers the basics like toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, laundry detergent, sponges, etc… packed in one convenient kit delivered right to your rental. What could be easier?!?
Travel Household Necessities
“Whether your paradise is a house on the beach or a cottage in the mountains, our Essentials Kit of earth-friendly products has all the household items you need for your entire stay. No need to stop at the store! Vacation starts as soon as you arrive.”
You really should give Paradise Provisions a try! The meal and cocktail kits are so easy-to-use and convenient, you don't need to wait until you are on vacation to try them out! They also make great gifts for that foodie on your list.