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  1. Tuesday, November 29

    Week 514 Menu + Giving Tuesday!

    Happy Giving Tuesday! I am just loving that this day grows more and more each year! Before we get to this week’s menu (um, how is it Tuesday already? ACK!), I just wanted to share this with you…

    Giving Tuesday #GoatSquadGoals from @janemaynard

    Isn’t that goat cute? And the little hands holding him up are pretty cute, too! This goat is part of the Goat Squad and the kids and I will be taking pictures of him later today to share on social media to support Heifer International. Last year I traveled to Malawi to meet Heifer farmers and to witness the transformative effect Heifer has had, not only on individual lives but on families and entire villages. If you’re looking to join in on the #GoatSquadGoals Giving Tuesday fun, you can donate to Heifer here. I’ve seen first hand the good your money will do. In fact, it’s not just “good” it’s AMZING. If you want to specifically target your funds to go to the people of Malawi, click here.

    In the spirit of Giving Tuesday and Thanksgiving, I am feeling especially grateful that I get to  plan my family’s menu for the week, even though I am late! Sorry there is no fancy printable menu and shopping list this week. We’re lucky I’m getting anything planned at all!

    MONDAY:
    – Ate out at Corner Bakery Cafe (seriously, the free kid’s meals…our whole family ate for $15 and it was great food. I’m hooked!)

    TUESDAY:
    – I’m gonna be honest, we’re going to eat at Luna Grill…more free kid’s meals and I haven’t gotten to the store yet since our trip!

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches
    – Fruit and carrots

    THURSDAY:
    – Caprese Paninis

    FRIDAY:
    – Breakfast for dinner: waffles and smoothies

    SATURDAY:
    – Thanksgiving dinner! We had an amazing feast with our family in Utah, but we are wishing we had leftovers of our own here at home! I am cooking different Thanksgiving foods all week so that it will be easy to pull together on Saturday.

    SUNDAY:
    – Leftovers!

    Your turn! Please share your menus for the week, even though we’re a few days later than normal!


  2. Sunday, November 20

    Week 513 Menu, THANKSGIVING and ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ is Almost Here!

    Happy Thanksgiving Week! I’m going old-school-This-Week-for-Dinner and doing a weekly menu post filled with all kinds of stuff. Here we go!

    THIS WEEK’S MENU

    We were originally going to be hosting Thanksgiving here at our home, but plans have changed and now we’re driving to Utah to be with family there. Which means I don’t need to plan a menu for this week because we’ll be traveling. But if YOU have a menu planned for this week, please share it in the comments!

    classic pumpkin pie with homemade pie crust at @janemaynard

    THANKSGIVING!

    This November I’ve been feeling a lot of gratitude. Things have also been a little quiet here on the blog, on my podcast and on my social media channels. You see, two weeks ago I was in a car accident. I’m not going to get into details for now, and I am recovering very well. That said, the accident was scary and unexpected. In the end, though, it could have been so much worse and, from the moment the car came to a stop and I knew I was okay, I felt nothing but gratitude throughout the entire experience. That gratitude carried me through. And now, entering the busiest time of year, I’ve not only been forced to slow down, but I’ve also thought a lot about just how lucky and blessed I am. Instead of feeling frustrated by not being able to do more this November I’m just taking it in stride and letting it be a positive experience. Here’s to a holiday season that is less about the busy and more about the gratitude and love.

    That is why I haven’t been posting much or sharing any new recipes for Thanksgiving. But that’s okay, I’ve got tons of great Thanksgiving content on the blog already. If you’re looking for assistance for the big feast this week, I have some links you need to peruse!

    If you have your Thanksgiving feast planned, please share that in the comments! Links to recipes always welcome!

    We can't wait to bingewatch "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" on Netflix this Thanksgiving weekend! Woohoo!

    GILMORE GIRLS IS ALMOST HERE!

    Forget the accident, I think the new Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life episodes airing on Netflix the day after Thanksgiving is why I am feeling truly grateful this year. Just kidding! (Mostly.)

    Netflix sent me an adorable package filled with goodies to help us enjoy the new episodes. I’m still not sure if I’m going to bingewatch or spread out the new episodes, but the mailer got me and my girls watching old episodes together this weekend and it’s been so much fun. Nate is still flummoxed by the fact I can watch Gilmore Girls over and over and over again. (To be honest, I’m a little flummoxed by it myself.) Psst…I have an inside source who has already seen the new episodes. This little birdie didn’t give me any details (it’s a good birdie) but she did say that the new episodes are SO GOOD. Are you as excited as I am?!?!?! WOOHOO!!!!

    And with that I am DONE. I kind of love today’s post. I don’t have to plan a weekly menu (I know, ironic). THANKSGIVING! And GIMORE GIRLS! As I mentioned before, if you have a weekly menu and/or Thanksgiving plan to share in the comments, please do. And, of course, any and all discussion of the Gilmore Girls is welcome! Happy Thanksgiving Week!


  3. Monday, November 14

    Week 512 Weekly Menu

    Hello! Once again I’m a day late and a dollar short, but at least I’m still getting my meal plan done! I won’t got into details, but I was in bed a lot last week and am finally feeling better, so here we go!

    Week 512 Weekly Dinner Menu + Ingredients List including FREE printable from @janemaynard

    MONDAY:
    – Corner Bakery Cafe takeout – kids eat free night 🙂

    TUESDAY:
    – Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches
    – Fruit and carrots

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Spaghetti Bolognese
    – Salad

    THURSDAY:
    – Sausage with red beans and rice
    – Salad

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out/Takeout night

    SUNDAY:
    – Breakfast for dinner: Waffles and Smoothies

    Click here for the printable PDF of the menu and ingredients list.

    As usual, your menus from last week were such a help as I planned, so, thank you!

    Your turn! Please share your weekly menu in the comments! Thanks and have a great week!


  4. Monday, November 7

    Week 511 Weekly Menu

    Hi everyone! It’s been a crazy weekend, so I’m just now getting to the meal plan. Sorry I’m late!

    Week 511 Weekly Menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and ingredients list!

    MONDAY:
    Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches
    – Fruit and carrots

    TUESDAY:
    Carnitas Tacos
    Guacamole and chips

    WEDNESDAY:
    Chicken Pasta Salad
    – Garlic Knots

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SATURDAY:
    – Dinner on the grill! Veggie kebabs + some sort of meat
    – Fresh fruit

    SUNDAY:
    – Leftovers or Breakfast for Dinner (waffles and fruit)

    Your turn! Share your menus in the comments! Thank you, everyone!


  5. Monday, October 31

    Week 510 Weekly Menu

    Happy Halloween!

    Week 510 Weekly Menu including FREE printable weekly meal plan and ingredients list from @janemaynard

    So, it’s kind of looking like after all these years Monday is my planning day…but I actually think I like Sunday, better! I need to get back on the Sunday train! ANYWAY…let’s talk this week’s dinner plans!

    MONDAY:
    Hamburgers

    TUESDAY:
    Chicken Soup with Rice

    WEDNESDAY:
    Caprese Paninis

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Steak, roasted potatoes and veggie

    SATURDAY:
    – Takeout night

    SUNDAY:
    – Breakfast for dinner: waffles and smoothies

    Click here or on the menu image above for a free printable PDF of this week’s menu and ingredient list!

    That’s all she wrote! Now it’s your turn, tell us in the comments what you’ve got cookin’ this week!


  6. Monday, October 24

    Week 509 Menu

    Hi friends! I am sitting at piano lessons realizing we need a meal plan for the week! Oh my!

    Week 509 Weekly Menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable weekly dinner plan and ingredients list!

    MONDAY:
    – Tacos

    TUESDAY:
    Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Pasta
    – Salad (we are loving this simple dressing I wrote about for Alpha Mom!)

    WEDNESDAY:
    Chili

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Steak, roasted potatoes and veggie (need to use some meat in the fridge)

    SATURDAY:
    – Leftovers and/or Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Day trip to Julian, CA! (We had to reschedule this from a few weeks ago)

    Click here or on the image above for a free PDF printable of this week’s menu and ingredient list!

    As usual, we would LOVE to see your dinner plans for the week! Please share in the comments! Thank you! 🙂


  7. Sunday, October 16

    Week 508 Weekly Menu

    Hello, friends. So, it’s time to plan a menu and I have NO CLUE what I want to make this week. Here goes nothin’…

    Week 508 Weekly Menu from @janemaynard including FREE pdf printable menu and ingredients list!

    MONDAY:
    – I’m going with free kids’ night at Corner Bakery Cafe again – hard to resist!

    TUESDAY:
    – Leftover Homemade Pizza

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Sausage, Pepper & Onion Hoagies

    THURSDAY:
    – Honey Mustard Chicken Wraps

    FRIDAY:
    – Loaded Nachos with Guacamole

    SATURDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SUNDAY:
    – Eat out night…we’re spending the day in Julian pumpkin picking and exploring!

    Click here for a free PDF printable menu and ingredients list of this week’s meal plan.

    You know the drill, my friends! We need to know what you’re having for dinner this week! Tell us in the comments!


  8. Monday, October 10

    Week 507 Menu

    Hello! Yes, it’s Monday. And, yes, I still haven’t planned this week’s menu. I am quickly throwing something together now while I have a minute! I’m on a deadline right now, so no fancy PDF…but if I can get my act together I will update the post in the next day or two! But at least we’ve got a plan…

    MONDAY:
    – Free kids’ meal night at our local Corner Bakery Cafe and we are going to take advantage of it!

    TUESDAY:
    – Barbecue Chicken Wraps

    WEDNESDAY:
    Cilantro Sour Cream Enchiladas

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Homemade pizza night (Honey Goat Cheese and Margherita)

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Breakfast for dinner (probably waffles!)

    Thank you in advance for sharing your menu with us in the comments! I am so happy each and every week to see your comments!!


  9. Sunday, October 2

    Week 506 Weekly Menu

    Hello friends!

    Week 506 Weekly Menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable weekly menu + ingredients list!

    Confession: The last 2 weeks have been a bear and I’ve hardly cooked at all, despite my weekly menu planning. This week I’m hoping we can get back on track…wish me luck!

    MONDAY:
    – Carnitas Tacos

    TUESDAY:
    – Naan Pizzas

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Rachel Sandwiches

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – BBQ Grill Night (chicken, hot dogs, etc)

    SATURDAY:
    – Take out night

    SUNDAY:
    Bistro Chicken
    – Mashed potatoes and salad

    Click here or on the image above for a FREE printable PDF of this week’s menu and ingredient list!

    Your turn! And thank you in advance for sharing your menus, you guys are the best week after week!


  10. Monday, September 26

    Week 505 Menu

    It’s Monday. Yes, I’m a day late with my menu. But yesterday was my birthday and I just couldn’t bring myself to open up the computer!

    Week 505 Weekly Menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable PDF with meal plan and ingredients list!

    So, here we are. This week’s menu! On Monday! We’ve got the whole Santa-Ana-heat-wave-wind-thing going on around these parts, so I am doing my best to minimize using heat in the kitchen this week.

    MONDAY:
    – Leftover pizza
    – Salad

    TUESDAY:
    – Chicken Caesar Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Caprese Salad

    THURSDAY:
    – Hamburgers and/or hot dogs on the outside grill

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Take out night

    SUNDAY:
    Bistro Chicken
    – Mashed potatoes and salad

    Click here or on the image above for a FREE printable PDF of this week’s menu and ingredient list!

    You know the drill, my friends! Please share your menus in the comments! THANK YOU!