Patty Melts, Cheesy Pizza, Mexican Casserole, & More!

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

After two and a half weeks on the Big Island, I’m finally flying 4265 miles home today. I’m very sad to be leaving one of my favorite places, but happy to be back home with my dogs. I have missed them so much (and my boyfriend too, of course!) I have done so many exciting things here, but getting back into my routine of walking the dogs, cooking at home, and attending my yoga classes sound really nice right about now. Another thing I’m looking forward to is the Blue Apron box sitting on my porch as I type. Don’t worry, it’s in a refrigerated box, so the farm-fresh ingredients will stay fresh by the time I get home.

I made sure to pick out my three meals from the eight offered on their menu, and had it delivered just in time for my return. Going grocery shopping is the last thing I want to do when I get home. I get a box delivered every week but skipped the weeks I was away. I love that you can cancel or skip anytime! It makes it really convenient.

Looking at all this food while sitting in the airport is making me so hungry, but I wanted to share some Blue Apron meals I made this spring, and I’ve included a video showing how easy it is to make the meals as well! Oh, and Blue Apron is giving the first 50 readers $50 off their first two weeks of Blue Apron! Just Click here 🙂
One of my dad’s all-time favorite meals is the patty melt. A patty melt is a hamburger patty with caramelized onions topped with swiss cheese between two slices of rye bread. When I saw it on the menu, I knew I had to add it to the box. My dad likes to stop by during the week, so I thought it would be fun to make this for him for lunch.

This was one of the easiest recipes I’ve made with Blue Apron, and now I’ll know how to make patty melts for my dad from now on. I am going to try to make them with ground turkey instead the next time. 
I was super excited for Blue Apron pizza night. This pizza was so large that it could have fed four people. For starting at $8.99 a serving, Blue Apron is such a good deal. You’ll never be hungry after a meal. Kyle usually has to finish my plate for me. 
The pizza is honestly restaurant style. It’s awesome that you can make this chef-designed recipe right at home! It’ll take forever to drive to a restaurant, put in your order, and wait for your food to come out. With Blue Apron, you’ll be able to make a pizza like this in less than 40-minutes!

A couple weeks ago, we had a horrible storm! I had just finished cooking this Mexican Casserole, and we sat around the living room with candles, playing checkers, and enjoying the dish with the pups begging for bites.
I love that Blue Apron offers so many different cuisines and unique ingredients, and that’s why I’ve been using the service for over four years.

I’m fortunate enough to have a recycling program right in my neighborhood, but if you do not, you can now ship your Blue Apron packaging back for free via USPS! I love that. 
You can choose from the family plan or the 2-person plan! I always do the 2-person and it’s so much food, but I’m thinking about doing the family plan and doing some food prepping with the extra meals. 
Before I left for my trip, I made Creamy Pesto Cavatelli (Kyle’s favorite pasta) to keep in the fridge for him. I recorded the whole process in the video below for you to see how easy it is!

I hope you enjoyed the video! And if you have any questions about Blue Apron, feel free to ask!

If you’d like to try out Blue Apron, click here for $50 off your first two weeks!

Questions for you!

  1. What is your favorite Blue Apron dish?
  2. have you tried Blue Apron yet?
  3. Would you like to see more videos?

Thanks so much for reading! This post was sponsored by Blue Apron and all opinions are my own! 🙂

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