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  1. Sunday, February 22

    Week 422 Weekly Menu

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    Hello everyone! Today I’m doing something I have NEVER done before with my menu – I am copying and pasting last week’s menu! I had every intention of using that meal plan, but life took a little turn on Monday when I fell of the bathroom counter trying to kill a bug. Let this be a lesson to you – towel racks are only meant to support towels, not humans. I’m FINE, but it definitely threw my week off and I never did regular grocery shopping. I still cooked, but it was just throwing stuff together from around the house along with a few things I grabbed at Costco later in the week. Hence, my first ever weekly menu repeat! I debated doing this, but it’s a really good menu and I WANT to make it, so here we are!

    week 422 weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list for the week!

    MONDAY:
    – Chicken Fried Rice (going to go for something like Behihana makes)

    TUESDAY:
    – Penne in vodka sauce (thanks to Michelle for the idea!)
    Garlic bread and salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Golden Moroccan Lamb Stew (another Penzeys recipe we’re trying) with rice

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Carnitas tacos
    Guacamole and chips

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Leftover carnitas

    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, even if it’s the same exact one as last week! Apparently that’s kosher around here. ;)

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  2. Sunday, February 15

    Week 421 Weekly Menu

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    Hello everyone! Hope the holiday weekend is treating you all well. Let’s just get right to the menu!

    week 421 weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list for the week!

    MONDAY:
    – Chicken Fried Rice (going to go for something like Behihana makes)

    TUESDAY:
    – Penne in vodka sauce (thanks to Michelle for the idea!)
    Garlic bread and salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Golden Moroccan Lamb Stew (another Penzeys recipe we’re trying) with rice

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Carnitas tacos
    Guacamole and chips

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Leftover carnitas

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

    I absolutely love reading through all of your menus each week. Thank you so much for posting! Can’t wait to see what you all have planned for this week!

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  3. Sunday, February 8

    Week 420 Weekly Menu

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    Hello everyone! Another week, another meal plan! Here goes…

    week 420 weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list!

    MONDAY:
    – Leftovers (we have so many from last week – all my meals got pushed later in the week because we had so many Super Bowl food leftovers!)

    TUESDAY:
    – Naan Pizzas
    – Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    Easiest Ever Chicken Pot Pie
    – Salad

    THURSDAY:
    – Cuban Fricasé de Pollo (chicken stew) – new recipe I’m trying!
    – Rice

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Breakfast for Dinner: Yorkshire Pudding
    – Fresh fruit

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

    We didn’t get as many menus as usual last week…I think it must be because you were so busy being excited for Tom Brady, right? (Sorry, Seahawks fans! That was a GOOD game though, you’ve gotta admit!) Anyway, there is no football to distract us this weekend, so back to work! Can’t wait to see your meal plans for the week. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Sunday, February 1

    Week 419 Weekly Menu

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    I only have one thing to say before we get to the meal plan…GO PATS! TOM BRADY 4EVAH! Oh, wait. I have two things to say. Super Bowl is the new Thanksgiving. We have family coming to town and tons of recipes to make. The only (okay, not only) difference? It’s rude NOT to watch TV while you eat!

    Here’s this week’s plan!

    week 419 weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE meal plan and shopping list!

    MONDAY:
    Sausage Hoagies

    TUESDAY:
    – Kai Pa Lo (Thai chicken stew – trying a recipe in the Penzey’s catalog)
    – Rice and spring rolls

    WEDNESDAY:
    Creamy Broccoli and Chicken Pasta
    – Salad and garlic bread

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Naan Pizzas

    SATURDAY:
    – Take out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Breakfast for Dinner: Yorkshire Pudding
    – Fresh fruit

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

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to post your menus! I appreciate it so much every week, as I’m sure many others do, too!

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  5. Sunday, January 25

    Week 418 Weekly Menu

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    I did way too good of a job following my menu last week…now I have to actually think about what to cook this week. Hate that! Okay, I suppose it’s a good thing, but still. ;) Here goes!

    week 418 weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list!

    MONDAY:
    Caprese Paninis (Cate’s request!)
    – Fruit and chips

    TUESDAY:
    Naan Pizzas
    – Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    Stuffed Shells
    – Roasted cauliflower and garlic bread

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Swedish Pancakes
    – Fresh fruit

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Super Bowl Sunday! GO PATRIOTS!!!!
    – We will have some family visiting this weekend and I can’t wait! I’m not completely sure what we’re eating, but I think it will probably involve Buffalo Wings, Sweet Chex Mix, 7-Layer Dip, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Chili, Lots of Chips, Onion Dip…sound good?

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

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  6. Sunday, January 18

    Week 417 Weekly Menu

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    Happy Sunday! Just like that it’s time to plan another menu for the week – oh TIME, slow down! I have a few carry-over items from last week because our leftovers were kind of like the loaves and fishes…which was awesome.

    week 417 weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list

    MONDAY:
    – Beef Stroganoff
    – Broccoli

    TUESDAY:
    – Chicken Caesar Wraps
    – Fresh fruit and chips

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Carnitas tacos (my first time to try making carnitas at home!) with rice and beans

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Stuffed Peppers

    SATURDAY:
    – Take-out Night

    SUNDAY:
    Swedish Pancakes
    – Fresh fruit

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

    Last week was fabulous – so many menus shared! Please keep it coming, we all love seeing what you’re cookin’ up!

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  7. Sunday, January 11

    Week 416 Weekly Menu

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    Hello! So, last night we saw Kathy Griffin perform stand up and all I have to say is I laughed so hard that I was wheezing and needed an inhaler. I didn’t have one, but thankfully I didn’t die laughing. It was a close one! ;)

    week 416 weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list

    Menu time!!!

    MONDAY:
    – Veggie Quiche
    – Fresh Fruit

    TUESDAY:
    Beef Stroganoff
    – Broccoli

    WEDNESDAY:
    Chicken Caesar Wraps
    – Fresh fruit and chips

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Chili
    – Corn chips

    SATURDAY:
    – Take out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Breakfast for dinner or leftovers

    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! I seriously love reading your meal plans each week as I plan my own!

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  8. Thursday, January 8

    Managing Your Grocery Shopping List Using iPhone Reminders

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    If you don’t have an iPhone, then let me apologize in advance for today’s post. It’s pretty much useless to you, unless you get an iPhone one day and then you need to be sure to come back and read this! For those of you sporting iPhones, I am so excited about today’s post and I hope you’ll find it as useful as I do!

    How to use Reminders on your iPhone to manage your weekly grocery list from @janemaynard

    My neighbor Joan was telling me a few weeks ago how she uses Reminders on her iPhone to manage her grocery shopping list. She was describing how she uses it and it sounded pretty cool, so I gave it a try. Joan was right! Reminders is perfect for building a shopping list you can use week after week. The list is saved each week and it’s easy to make visible only the items you need for a particular shopping trip and then checking them off. I thought I’d run through the steps for how to use it and highlight why it’s so cool in the steps.

    1. Open Reminders on your iPhone.

    iphone reminders grocery list step 1

    2. Click on “New List” at the top.

    iphone reminders grocery list step 2

    3. Name your list. I went super fancy and called my shopping list “Grocery Store”. You can also select the color you want the header to be, if you’re into coordinating your Reminder lists by color (which I am).

    iphone reminders grocery list step 3

    4. Start typing in your items. Easy peasy!

    5. After you’ve entered in all the items for your shopping list, click “Done” on the top right.

    iphone reminders grocery list step 3

    6. Click “Edit” on the top right to reorder the items on your list (using the little parallel lines on the right-hand side to move things around). Order your list however you want. I chose to order the items by what section of the store they are in. I also add in parentheses what store I prefer to buy certain items at, just for my own reference.

    7. Now you have your list and it’s time to go shopping! Go through and check off any items on your list that you do NOT need that week, then select “Hide completed” at the bottom. Sometimes you need to click the title of the list at the top to go to the Reminders home screen and then click back into the list to reset the list and make the “Hide Completed” and “Show Completed” button show at the bottom.

    iphone reminders grocery list step 5

    8. Go to the store and check off items as you shop. If you have “Hide Completed” selected they will disappear like magic!

    9. When it’s time for the next shopping trip, choose “Show Completed” and uncheck the items you need that week. It should automatically reorder to how you originally organized the list – if it doesn’t, just click the list title to get to Reminders home screen then click back into the grocery list and it should be all good!

    My goal is to put EVERYTHING I ever shop for at the grocery store on this one list. That means the first few times you go to the store, you’ll be constantly adding items you remember and re-ordering the list, but once it’s all put together it will be SO awesome and worth the work (and, honestly, it’s not very hard work). Note: when you are adding items and reordering them, you will need to have ALL the items on the list unchecked (so, NOT completed) to make sure you are putting them in the spot where you think they are going.

    Hopefully this all makes sense! As soon as you start playing with it I promise it will. Here’s to happy grocery lists for 2015!

    Update 1/18/15: 

    • My friend Jamie excitedly texted me this morning saying she had just set up lists in her reminders and it was perfect! She actually set up separate lists for the different grocery stores (a Trader Joe’s list, a Von’s list, etc). I thought that was a great idea and wanted to share!
    • Android users: Be sure to check out Comment #6 below, where Kay describes and app called Google Keep and how she uses it for grocery shopping.
    • Comment #7 below also shares another great iPhone app with sharing capability. If two people in your household equally do the shopping, I would definitely check it out. I know Reminders has a sharing aspect to it, but I’ve yet to try it out and see how well it works.
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  9. Sunday, January 4

    Week 415 Weekly Menu and Why Meal Planning is a Great New Year’s Resolution!

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    Happy New Year! We are home from the east coast and are gearing up for getting back into the groove of real life. Given that it’s January, I’m sure some of you are making new year’s resolutions! Which means it’s time for me to make my annual plug for meal planning! Whether you’ve never planned menus before or just want to be more consistent, meal planning is a great, actionable goal that is quite easy to implement, especially if you decided to post your menu here each week to stay accountable. See? It’s totally the best resolution around. ;)

    week 415 weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list!

    So, here’s my first menu for 2015! We are starting the week with Grammy’s Orange Chicken. We are really missing her this week and I think orange chicken pretty much has to happen.

    MONDAY:
    Grammy’s Orange Chicken
    – Rice and Side Vegetable

    TUESDAY:
    Easiest Ever Chicken Pot Pie

    WEDNESDAY:
    Real Simple Lasagna
    – Salad

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Rachel Sandwiches

    SATURDAY:
    – Takeout Night

    SUNDAY:
    – Veggie Quiche
    – Fresh Fruit

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

    Okay, let’s see your menus! Please share! Happy New Year!

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  10. Sunday, December 28

    Week 414 Menu

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    I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season!

    grammy mccarthy

    So…today I don’t have a menu planned. Nate’s Grammy McCarthy (of orange chicken and blueberry muffin fame) passed away this week, so we are in Massachusetts with family. We’ll be here all week, wishing Grammy was with us and yet still grateful for time together. We were all very close to Grammy and the loss has been hard. She was a grand woman and, in the words of Aunt Janet, like a “tinkling bell.”

    Even though my life isn’t in the usual routine this week, if you have a menu planned please feel free to leave it in the comments like normal!

    Once the new year starts, I’ll be back to whip us into menu-planning shape. That’s how Grammy would want it. She was a pull-up-your-bootstraps-and-keep-on-moving kind of lady, so that’s what we’ll do. But this week I’m going to let the bootstraps dangle and simply enjoy time with the people I love.

    Have a wonderful week and be sure to eat a blueberry muffin in honor of Grammy.

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