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  1. Sunday, June 8, 2014

    Week 385 Menu

    Confession: I didn’t even go to the grocery store last week, let alone follow my menu! I blame the end of the school year – it’s always so crazy! So, we have a few carry-overs from last week, which is nice in one way because it’s make the planning easier! ūüėČ

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

    – Corn chips

    –¬†Chicken Caesar Wraps
    – Chips and carrots with dip

    –¬†Pat‚Äôs Oriental Chicken Salad

    – Last day of school! I think we’ll go to Islands to celebrate!


    – Chicken on the grill
    – Potato salad and watermelon

    – Happy Father’s Day!¬†Steak, roasted potatoes and salad

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

    Okey, dokey! Your turn! Can’t wait to see what you have planned for dinner this week!

  2. Friday, June 6, 2014

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday! Today I’m just gonna get right to it and share my food links for the week!

    making barbecue chicken salad with the kids

    On Babble (the site is back up, yay!):

    And food fun on Cosmo:

    You know the drill, share your own stuff, too!

  3. Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    Why You Need Melamine Serving Trays and Platters

    Until a few years ago I had zero serving trays or platters to my name. For some reason, I didn’t get any as wedding gifts and then never thought to buy any. I finally acquired¬†a few white ceramic serving platters. They’re nice and all but, honestly, I hardly ever¬†use them. They just aren’t very versatile and are too heavey for easy, everyday use. And, even with those few platters, I still didn’t own any actual trays.

    montecito melamine serving trays from q squared nyc by @janemaynard

    montecito melamine serving trays by q squared nyc by @janemaynard

    montecito melamine serving trays by q squared nyc by @janemaynardThe trays pictured above are from Q Squared NYC’s Montecito line. These are the trays we probably use the most. Nate was especially happy on Mother’s Day when they had a tray to bring me breakfast in bed!

    A few months ago when I started working with Q Squared NYC, they sent me several serving trays and platters. Suddenly I was flush with melamine serving trays in different sizes and shapes, and every last one of them was completely adorable.

    kids' melamine serving trays by q squared nyc by @janemaynard

    kids' melamine serving trays by q squared nyc by @janemaynardThese fun kids serving trays have come in especially handy for snack time during¬†playdates! My kids think they’re super cute and I don’t have to worry about anyone breaking anything!

    When I first discovered Q Squared, I was mostly excited about their dishes and flatware. Little did I know my most favorite items would be the serving trays! The longer I have them, the more I realize how much I was missing out all these years. They come in handy all the time, both for everyday use and when entertaining. I really love that they are made of melamine. The trays and platters¬†are so much lighter than something made from ceramic, so I actually pull them¬†out all the time. They’re easy to carry and perfect for taking outside. Basically, I can’t live without them now!

    heritage melamine serving trays by q squared nyc by @janemaynard

    heritage melamine serving platter by q squared nyc by @janemaynardThis serving platter is from the beautiful Heritage line. 

    If you don’t have any melamine serving trays or platters, I¬†highly recommend getting one (or two or three!).

    montecito melamine serving platters by q squared nyc by @janemaynardMore from the Montecito line, this time the serving platters.

    Three cheers for serving trays! Hip, hip, hooray! (Yeah, I’m a little crazy, but I really am in love!)

    This post was sponsored by Q Squared NYC. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

  4. Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    Southwest Summer Getaway Giveaway

    Southwest Summer Getaway Giveaway. Say THAT 5 times fast! If you do, you win the giveaway. Okay, not true. But you’ll be cool like me, mumbling words under your breath to see if you can do it.

    southwest summer getaway giveaway from @janemaynard

    Okay, so, it’s summer. You want to go have some fun. Or see family. Or escape to the Carribbean. Whatever it is you want to do, I think some round-trip tickets from Southwest would certainly help, right?

    Giveaway time! Southwest is giving away 4 round-trip tickets to anywhere Southwest¬†flies, valued at $2,000. To enter, be sure to use¬†the rafflecopter form below. I’m teaming up with Today’s Mama and a bunch of fabulous bloggers to give you lots of chances to enter! The giveaway is open until Midnight MST on June 10.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Good luck! And big thanks to Southwest for sponsoring this giveaway!

  5. Sunday, June 1, 2014

    Week 384 Menu

    My house really needed to be cleaned this weekend but, alas, the berries were calling and I spent all of my free time making this year’s supply of freezer jam. And, by the way, I do believe that indicates that my priorities are in order. Also, I sure wish it was practical for me to put all the jam into Bonne Maman jars, but I only have three on hand. But seriously, how cute?!?

    raspberry freezer jam by @janemaynard

    Can’t believe it’s time to plan another menu!

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

    Turkey Boursin Baguettes
    – Fresh Fruit

    – Corn chips

    Chicken Caesar Wraps
    – Chips and carrots with dip

    – Leftovers

    – Takeout night

    –¬†Going to dinner with some out-of-town friends

    Pat’s Oriental Chicken Salad

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

    You know the drill ‚Äď share your menus for the week! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got cooking!