Meal Planning February 8-14

Meal Planning | February

Trying out a new dish this week (well, I actually already made it since I'm a bit behind in sharing.  It definitely needs some tweaking - it's Monday Night's dish). Do you go out for Valentine's day? We don't.  We never have, actually.  We started a tradition of cooking a really good meal at home and enjoying some drinks.  Way cheaper and way safer.  Now with the kids, we still do something but you just honestly never know how it'll work out.  I'm almost wanting to just buy them a hamburger from Wendy's since I know they like that so we can enjoy dinner in peace.  It's really been … [Read more...]

Meal Planning February 1-7

Meal Planning | Febraury

So behind on sharing our meals but here we go!  (Oh, and if you want to see how January's meals went, view this post.) Monday: Leftovers - Pork Quesadillas, Pork Tacos (With Super Bowl the night before, we had a lot of pork left over!)  I added avocado to the quesadillas and it was so good! Even the kids enjoyed it. My mom asked why I never take a photo of Jon's food. So I did. It's a leftover night. But avocados were ripe & on sale. Still have to #mealplan for this week. Didn't get a chance yesterday with Super Bowl. #dellmealplanning A photo posted by Melissa Dell … [Read more...]

Meal Planning Recap – January

#DellMealPlanning - January Recap

When I worked on my goals for 2015, one was to work on recapping our meal plans.  You can follow along on Instagram (@melissa_dell) since on most nights, I post a photo of the food, and usually add some sort of tidbit.  But, I've got my Simplified Planner open, and ready to call out some of the stars of the months, and some of the flops! Our top favorite dishes were the .... Turkey Tortellini Turkey Taco Chili Mac Grapefruit & Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin (with lemon roasted veggies) Our stand by favorite is the Pioneer Woman's Bow Tie Lasagna (one of these days I'll … [Read more...]

Meal Planning | January 19-25

Meal Planning | Melissa Dell

Almost at the end of the month!  This week, after last week's struggles, I was trying to be more mindful so not EVERY dinner becomes a battle. Monday: Slow-cooked BBQ ribs, lemon asparagus, chopped & baked potatoes (winging it with the asparagus. fingers crossed!) Tuesday: Ham & Cheese Roll-ups with Sweet carrots   Wednesday: I'm starting Bible Study again, so my mom will have the kids and a crowd pleaser - Mac n Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, with fruit Thursday: Broccoli & Ham egg bake Friday: 2 dishes based on one main ingredient.  Kids: Pasta Salad. … [Read more...]

Lemon roasted veggies

Lemon Roasted Veggies | Meal Planning

    I hated lemon growing up.  Absolutely despised it.  I didn't even like the smell of any cleaners or soaps that had lemon or even citrus.  I wonder if it's a phase we outgrow since my younger sister was the same way and now we BOTH love lemon.  I love lemon cupcakes & lemon frosting, lemon custard to use on scones, lemonade, lemon See's Candies, and cooking with lemons.  I just can't help it! It's so delicious and I am hoping to change the pattern of behavior and have my kids love it early on too. Although....that might backfire against me if they start sneaking my … [Read more...]

Meal Planning January 12-18

Meal Planning January

I'm really a bit behind so I'll have 2 posts this week with our meal plans.  This was last week's.  I'm going to be posting a month-end wrap up with what we thought of the dishes.  Enjoy! Monday: Skinny Taste One Pot Cheesy Turkey Taco Chili Tuesday: Skinny Taste Crockpot Chicken Cacciatori   Wednesday: Macaroni & Cheese with Chicken nuggets (read more on why, here) Thursday: Hawaiian Baked Chicken with salad   Friday: Grapefruit & Brown Sugar rubbed Tenderloin, mashed potatoes & Brussels Sprouts (new recipe coming … [Read more...]