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  1. Sunday, August 17

    Week 395 Menu

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    How is it Sunday already?!

    weekly menu from @janemaynard with FREE printable meal plan and shopping list

    We pretty much followed our menu to a T last week, which means more work, thinking and planning for me today. I hate it when I’m all responsible-like about following our meal plan! ;) It’s the last full week of summer before school starts, so we are gonna try to live it up!

    MONDAY:
    - Asian Spinach Salad

    TUESDAY:
    - Take out night – two soccer practices right at dinner time AND at the same time! I’m gonna have to ease back into the whole crazy Fall schedule thing, here.

    WEDNESDAY:
    - BLT Pizza

    THURSDAY:
    - Caprese Paninis

    FRIDAY:
    - Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    - Chicken Caesar Wraps

    SUNDAY:
    - Breakfast for Dinner: Waffles!
    - Fresh fruit

    Click here for the free printable of this week’s menu plus the shopping list!

    You know the drill…get your menus posted! Thank you and have a great week!

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  2. Sunday, August 10

    Week 394 Menu

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    Happy Sunday! Last night I took Cate to her first concert! She beat me by six years, by the way. We saw Sara Bareilles and the show was great. Sara Bareilles is funny, witty, charming and her voice is unreal. Cate said it was “loud” but also admitted that she had fun. Such a cutie. Little Anna is completely jealous and has watched the few little video clips I took of the concert over and over again, singing along to all the words. She’s a cutie, too.

    sara bareilles concert by @janemaynard

    I’m traveling to Oregon Wednesday through Friday this week to visit the Tillamook farm and cheese factory. I’m SUPER excited. I’ll be gone a couple nights, so Cate helped me plan what they’re going to eat the nights when I’m gone.

    weekly menu from @janemaynard with free printable meal plan and shopping list

    MONDAY:
    - Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches
    - Fruit and chips

    TUESDAY:
    - Sweet Korean BBQ Beef Tacos

    WEDNESDAY:
    - Mac & Cheese (the freezer kind from Trader Joe’s)
    - Veggie

    THURSDAY:
    - English Muffin Pizzas

    FRIDAY:
    - Take out night

    SATURDAY:
    - Cheeseburgers on the grill
    - Watermelon and a side salad

    SUNDAY:
    - Omelettes and fruit

    Click here for the free printable of this week’s menu plus the shopping list!

    You know the drill, time to share your menu for the week! Thank you!

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  3. Sunday, August 3

    Week 393 Menu

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    Hello! I seriously can’t believe it’s time to plan another menu. This summer is going by too quickly!

    weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list!

    Let’s just get to it today!

    MONDAY:
    - Chicken Tortilla Soup

    TUESDAY:
    - Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe (thanks for the link, Bonnie!)
    - Sauteed summer vegetable medley

    WEDNESDAY:
    - Chicken Caesar Wraps with fresh fruit

    THURSDAY:
    - Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    - Cheeseburgers on the grill
    - Watermelon and a side salad

    SATURDAY:
    - Take out night
    - Cate is going to the Sara Bareilles concert with me, her first concert!

    SUNDAY:
    - Waffles
    - Fresh fruit

    Click here for the free printable of this week’s menu plus the shopping list!

    As usual, please pretty please with a delicious summer cherry on top share your menu for the week! 

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  4. Sunday, July 27

    Week 392 Menu

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    Happy Sunday!

    caprese salad ingredients from @janemaynard

    So, I had a dinner item on last week’s menu that ended up being a surprising hit with my girls – caprese salad. They loved it and ended up having it for lunch a few days, too! I think I’ll throw caprese paninis on the menu this week and see what they think!

    weekly dinner menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list

    MONDAY:
    - Quiche
    - Spinach and strawberry salad

    TUESDAY:
    - Day trip to Los Angeles to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor and visit the Natural History Museum
    - Eating dinner with my sister in LA

    WEDNESDAY:
    - Caprese Paninis

    THURSDAY:
    - Chicken Caesar Wraps
    - Fresh fruit

    FRIDAY:
    - Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    - Takeout night

    SUNDAY:
    - Breakfast for dinner!

    Click here for the free printable of this week’s menu plus the shopping list!

    You know the drill…please share your menu for the week! Thanks and have a great week!

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  5. Sunday, July 20

    Week 391 Menu + Dinner at Veladora

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    Hello! We are home from vacation and I am getting back into the cooking groove! After such a long break I am actually really looking forward to it.

    review of veladora restaurant by @janemaynard

    Before we get to this week’s dinner plans, I need to tell you about the dinner that Nate and I had last night. Today is our 15th wedding anniversary (TIME FLIES! Happy anniversary, Nate!). Last night Veladora at the Rancho Valencia hotel in Rancho Santa Fe hosted us for dinner to celebrate. There are no words for how wonderful our evening was, but I’m going to give it a try! (Seriously, in the time it took for us to drive off the hotel property we must have said, “That dinner was awesome!” twenty times.) First of all, the food. Ahhh, the food. Nate ordered prime rib cap and I was treated to scallops. Both dishes were unreal. The rib cap was a beautiful cut of meat cooked to perfection, and my scallops were paired with three different corn sides that complemented the scallops beautifully. All of the food we had was wonderful, right down to the 18-year old balsamic vinegar for dipping the focaccia. Chef Matt came out to meet us at the end of our meal and it was so interesting talking with him about the food, how the menu is developed and modified with the seasons, as well as his own career path. Beyond the food, the serving staff was stellar and the restaurant itself was beautiful. The best part was that, despite the high caliber of the restaurant, we felt comfortable and relaxed, thanks to both the setting and the staff. Oh, and they gave us a little gift on the way out the door that was, of course, a tasty treat. It was truly the perfect way to celebrate our latest life milestone. Thank you, Veladora, for a night we will not soon forget.

    Despite the fact that I pretty much don’t want to eat any other food ever after Veladora, real life dictates that I still have to feed my family. So, back to the weekly menu!

    weekly dinner plans from @janemaynard including FREE printable menu and shopping list!

    MONDAY:
    - Caprese salad with crusty bread
    - Stewed green beans

    TUESDAY:
    - Taco night

    WEDNESDAY:
    - Grammy’s Orange Chicken
    - Rice and veggie

    THURSDAY:
    - Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    - Takeout night

    SATURDAY:
    - Chicken on the grill
    - Corn on the cob and watermelon

    SUNDAY:
    - Quiche
    - Spinach and strawberry salad

    Click here for the free printable of this week’s menu plus the shopping list!

    Big THANKS to all of you who continued posting menus the last few weeks while I took a break. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!

    As usual, please share your menu for the week! Plain or fancy, we want to see it all!

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  6. Sunday, July 13

    Week 390 Menu

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    Hi everyone! I’m getting a late start today after a very long night with our little Owen and another bout of croup. He’s doing well now, but pretty much everyone in the family feels like a zombie. Happy vacation to us! ;)

    This is our last week of traveling, so no menu for us once again! But I’ll be back in the game next week. I really appreciate everyone who has been loyally posting menus the last few weeks while I’ve been taking time off from the kitchen. Your dinner plans are wonderful and a great inspiration to everyone.

    So, here we go…my weekly beg for your menus! Please share your dinner plans for the week!

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  7. Sunday, July 6

    Week 389 Menu

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    Happy belated Fourth of July! On Friday night my parent’s neighbors shot off a bunch of totally awesome {most definitely illegal} fireworks at their house, so we enjoyed a show right from my parents’ porch. Then on Saturday night we went to Vernon Township, New Jersey for their show put on by the local fire department. I’ve been going to big city fireworks shows for so many years that I forgot how wonderful a small town show is. It was perfect in so many ways.

    fireworksFireworks from the back porch!

    I have a kinda-sorta-menu this week! I’m not going to get all fancy with a PDF and stuff because it’s not a particularly helpful menu for anyone, but at least it’s on paper, right? ;)

    MONDAY:
    - Fondue night! (We’re going to try making fondue with the kids, I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes!)

    TUESDAY:
    - Taco night

    WEDNESDAY:
    - Chicken and hot dogs on the grill
    - Corn on the cob and fresh fruit

    THURSDAY:
    - Eat out

    FRIDAY:
    - Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    - Driving back up to New England that evening, eating on the road

    SUNDAY:
    - Not even sure what town we’ll be in that night, so playing it by ear!

    Your turn! Please pretty please with a cherry on top share your menu for the week! We need your inspiration!

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  8. Sunday, June 29

    Week 388 Menu

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    Hi, everyone! Still on vacation, still not planning a menu! We are having a great time here on the East Coast and, as usual, it’s almost shocking how green it is out here. We definitely miss all these trees. I’m going to share some of our food finds with you this week, but for today just a quick snap of sunset over Mount Monadnock.

    mount monadnock from @janemaynard

    You know the drill…please share your menu for the week! I need you to inspire one another since I’m a useless vacationer!

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  9. Sunday, June 22

    Week 387 Menu

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    Happy Sunday! Sooooo…I’m not planning a menu this week because it’s vacation time! We are headed to the northeast to visit all the grandparents and we are SO excited for our trip! Toyota will be lending us a hybrid Highlander again this year for our trip for the miles and miles and miles of driving we’ll be doing.

    toyota highlander | thisweekfordinner.com

    This is one of the few weeks of the year that I let myself take a break from meal planning. Which makes you sharing your menus even more important! We need your menus so you can get inspiration from one another! Please share your marvelous menus, no matter how fancy or plain!

    See you on the east coast!

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  10. Sunday, June 15

    Week 386 Menu

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    Happy Father’s Day! All Nate wants today is to surf and watch the World Cup. Done and done! We’ll feed him some yummy food, too!

    weekly menu from @janemaynard including free printable with meal plan and shopping list

    Menu time!

    MONDAY:
    Chili
    - Corn chips

    TUESDAY:
    - Aaron and Lindsay’s Chicken Tortilla Soup Extravaganza!

    WEDNESDAY:
    - Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
    - Salad

    THURSDAY:
    - Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    - Takeout night

    SATURDAY:
    - Hamburgers on the grill
    - Watermelon and salad

    SUNDAY:
    - Breakfast for dinner (details TBD)

    Click here for the free printable of this week’s menu plus the shopping list!

    You know the drill, it’s time for everyone to share their menu for the week! Thank you!!!

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