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  1. Monday, June 16

    Reminder! $100 ProFlowers Giveaway!

    Don’t forget to enter the ProFlowers Giveaway by Midnight TONIGHT (Monday)! 2 winners will each receive a $100 gift card to ProFlowers!! Click here and post a comment to enter…


  2. Week 73 Menu & Happy Father’s Day!

    Happy Father’s Day to you dads out there! (I know there are at least a few of you who read this!)


    We ate well for Father’s Day today, including smoothies in our new blender. Our old blender STUNK, so I’m very excited about our new Cuisinart blender. It’s no Vita-Mix, which is still my dream blender, but until I can shell out the cash, this puppy is working great. Smoothies here I come!

    MONDAY:
    Easy Apricot Chicken
    – Rice
    – Veggie

    TUESDAY:
    – Quiche
    – Fresh fruit
    – Baguette & cheese

    WEDNESDAY:
    Homemade pizza (click through and look for “Uncle Tony’s Pizza Crust”
    – Salad

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – BLTs
    – Smoothies
    Chips

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out

    SUNDAY:
    Pot roast
    – Mashed potatoes
    – Veggie

    Last week was awesome…so many comments and menus! Keep up the great work! I’ve been stealing your ideas a LOT lately as I plan. I’m so happy you’re all here to help me. 🙂


  3. Friday, June 13

    Fab Faves Friday!

    I have two websites that I’m excited to share with you today!


    Everyday Food, the very awesome food magazine from Martha Stewart, now has a blog, Dinner Tonight. I just recently discovered it and what a great resource! The magazine’s editors write for the blog, so you can interact directly with them. So cool. Go check it out today!


    I’ve already told you about this site…but it’s new and improved and I’m loving it (um, yeah, I had a hand in the design, but I would love it even if I didn’t – promise!). If you haven’t already, check out theRebuttal, a funny and intelligent political website where the articles are unabashedly biased. Enjoy!


  4. Wednesday, June 11

    The Goods: Splendido Little Tomatoes

    As I was eating these tomatoes at lunch today, I thought they were just too pretty to NOT be photographed.


    These are my favorite store-bought tomatoes. They are from Trader Joe’s (surprise) and are called “Splendido Little Tomatoes.”

    Wanna know something funny? Ever single time I’ve bought these (which is a LOT) I thought they were called “Splendid Little Tomatoes,” because they ARE splendid! As I was posting the picture just now, I saw “Splendido” and thought, “Just my luck…Trader Joe’s misspells the label the day I want to post about them.” DUH. Splendido are a type of tomato (yeah, can you tell I’m a big gardener?). I’ve been misreading the label this whole time!

    There is a happy ending to this silly story…if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s, you’ll still be able to get these splendid splendidos! 🙂


  5. Monday, June 9

    ProFlowers Giveaway!

    A holiday is fast approaching…which is always good news for TWFD readers! ProFlowers is doing another giveaway…this time TWO readers will each win a $100 gift card to ProFlowers! I’m so jealous!!!


    And, Father’s Day is less than a week away, but you still have time to get Dad something great. Be sure to visit ProFlowers to find the perfect gift. I love this olive tree that I recently received (pictured above)…and it definitely seems like a great “dad-ish” gift! And since this IS a food blog…don’t forget to check out their yummy treats!

    Click this link (or any other ProFlowers link in this post) to get 15% off your order!

    To enter the giveaway, simply post a comment on this post by Monday, June 16, Midnight PT! (Make sure there is a name associated with your comment so I can identify you.) The winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17, so be sure to check back to see if it’s you!

    Good luck!


  6. Sunday, June 8

    Week 72 Menu

    Oh, man, back in the grind…time to plan a real menu again!

    My mom visited this weekend, which was, of course, wonderful. She works for M&M/Mars…this is what she left for us. That is my biggest salad bowl. What are we going to do with all this candy? EAT IT?!?!


    MONDAY:
    – Pasta Alfredo w/Chicken & Broccoli
    – Salad
    – Good bread
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    TUESDAY:
    – Tacos
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Steak
    – Baked Potatoes
    – Veggie
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    FRIDAY:
    – A Yummy Dinner Salad of some sort
    – Fruit
    – Good bread
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    SUNDAY:
    – Father’s Day! I’m going to see if I can get Mr. I-Don’t-Ever-Have-Ideas-For-Dinner to tell me what he would like for Father’s Day dinner… 🙂
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    Post your menus! Yeah, I’m being bossy about it. Get those menus up here! And be sure to check back in the next day or so for another giveaway (it’s gonna be good!).


  7. Saturday, June 7

    Roadtrip: Savory Utah

    Time for my roadtrip report! We had a great time in Utah and of course did not have time do all the things and see all the people we love. And certainly not all the food we wanted to eat! Although I’m pretty sure I still packed on a few with what I did get down…

    So here are the savory foods I enjoyed…

    The Soup Kitchen: I know, I talked about them last time I went to Utah. But it’s just so good. My sister and I got there as they flipped the “Open” sign to “Closed,” but they still let us in to grab a cup of soup!


    Rich’s Bagels: I’m a bagel snob, after all I grew up in New Jersey. But I do like Rich’s bagels. The bagels actually aren’t THAT spectacular…at least compared to my ideal…but they’re good, and probably the best in Utah. What I really like at Rich’s are the sandwiches. They have great toppings. Oh, and the cinnamon sugar bagel toasted with honey butter…heaven.


    The Store & Meier’s Meats: Meier’s Meats in the back of The Store has the best best best best chicken salad. Hands down.


    Nina’s Pizza: Who would’ve thunk? Thin crust pizza in Provo, UT? And it was good! The best part, though, was when my sister-in-law tried to buy our pizza with a Victoria’s Secret gift card.


  8. Wednesday, June 4

    Deadly Squire Giveaway Winner!

    The moment you’ve all been waiting for…the winner of the Deadly Squire serving tray is…


    Julie Bakker, who said: Missed reading your posts while we were gone, Jane. But I didn’t miss cooking or cleaning up while we were on our vacation! Have a great trip! P.S. Can’t wait to win the tray! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Wow, Julie must have ESP…she just knew she was going to win! Julie, please send me an email at weeklydinners@gmail.com

    For the rest of you…better luck next time! And we have another giveaway coming SOON…promise!

    Thanks to Deadly Squire!!!


  9. Sunday, June 1

    Week 71 Menu

    Sorry, no menu again this week…finishing up the trip in Utah then hitting the road. And when we get home, my mom is in town – yea! Even though I don’t have a menu, I DO have a picture of the yummy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas I made the other week. It’s a great recipe – try them! Warning…there are a lot of steps to make them, but it’s worth the work.


    Okay, people, last week I didn’t have a menu, and only 3 people posted theirs! Memorial Day is a pretty good excuse…but the holiday is over. So get your menus up here! 🙂