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  1. 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
    – Potstickers

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

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

  2. Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    Recipe Index

    Recipe Index for All Recipes found on the food blog This Week for Dinner

    Main Dishes | Side Dishes | Desserts

    Soups | Salads | Appetizers | Breakfast

    Mexican | Italian | Asian | Swedish


    Poultry | Meat | Seafood

    Sandwiches | Pasta | Pizza | Grains/Rice | Rolls/Bread | Dips | Sauces/Condiments/Dressings

    BBQ/Grilling | Crockpot

    Beans/Legumes | Corn | Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes | Squash

    Chocolate | Pies/Tarts | Cakes/Cupcakes | Muffins | Cookies | Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt | Frosting | Bars

      Vegetarian | Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free


    Main Dishes

    Side Dishes








    Asian (Indian, Thai, Chinese…)













    Sauces, Condiments, and Dressings


    Crock Pot / Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot



    Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes




    Cakes and Cupcakes



    Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt





    Gluten Free

    Dairy Free

  3. Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    Oh là là, Bonne Maman!

    This giveaway is now closed, but keep reading to learn more about Bonne Maman and to see the winner!

    holiday gifts & giveaways on

    Nate lived in France for a few years and I took French in high school and college. Nate and I had the chance to visit Paris together in 2008 and we both love all things French, especially the food. Whenever I see Bonne Maman products at the store, it takes me right back to our visit to Paris. The little gingham lids make me so happy! (Side note: When I opened the photos up for this post in Photoshop, I had a bunch of pictures we took in Paris already open. We’re trying to decide which one to blow up and hang over our couch. Kind of a fun coincidence when writing this post!)

    gifts & giveaways: bonne maman gift idea and giveaway from @janemaynard

    I’m pretty picky about my jams and generally only eat homemade jam. But there is a short list of jam that we are willing to buy in our house and Bonne Maman is on that list. The jam is delicious and I love the variety of flavors, something our family doesn’t get from my supply of freezer jam. I’ll love Bonne Maman even more when they finally carry confiture de lait in the U.S. (Yes, I’ve passed on my request and am really hoping they’ll listen!)

    Oh, and did I mention how wonderfully re-useable the jars are? When you’re done with the jam, just pop the jar and lid in the dishwasher. The label falls off in one piece during the wash and the jar is high quality.

    gifts & giveaways: bonne maman gift idea and giveaway from @janemaynard

    Of course Bonne Maman is part of my Gifts & Giveaways series! Bonne Maman makes for a great holiday gift. The jars are already so cute, all you have to do is tie a pretty ribbon around it and you’re done! You can also readily find Bonne Maman in many grocery stores and markets across the U.S.

    gifts & giveaways: bonne maman gift idea and giveaway from @janemaynard

    In addition to being a great holiday gift idea, Bonne Maman also makes for a lovely blog giveaway, don’t you think? One of you lucky people will win a collection of four Bonne Maman products!

    Here is how to enter the giveaway! (Comments must be posted by Midnight PT on Tuesday, 12/10. Prize must be shipped to a U.S. address.)

    • Simply leave a comment, any comment, on this post! That’s it! Although if you want to share your favorite flavor of jam, that would be fun!
    • Bonus entry: Follow This Week for Dinner on Facebook and leave a separate comment telling me you did! (If you already follow, that counts!)
    • Bonus entry: Follow me on Pinterest and leave a separate comment telling me you did! (If you already follow, that counts!)
    • Bonus entry: Follow me on Twitter and leave a separate comment telling me you did! (If you already follow, that counts!)

    Bonne chance!

    The randomly-selected winner of this giveaway was Comment #125 Nikki CB, who said, “Raspberry is so delicious.  I don’t believe I’ve ever tasted Bonne Maman – that would be great!” Congratulations, Nikki! Now you’ll get a lot of tastes of Bonne Maman!

    Thank you to Bonne Maman for providing me with some well-loved samples and sponsoring this giveaway. As always, opinions expressed are 100% my own.

  4. Wednesday, July 15, 2009

    Olallieberry Picking!

    We recently went olallieberry picking! You may be thinking, “Olalawhat?” You’re not alone – I just discovered them myself. Olallieberries are grown primarily in California and are a cross between the loganberry (which is a cross between raspberries & blackberries) and the youngberry (which is a cross between blackberries & dewberries).

    Now that you know the olallieberry’s genealogy {yawn}, on to the fun stuff! We picked our olallieberries at Phipps Country Store & Farm in Pescadero, CA…a lovely spot nestled in the hills near the ocean. How beautifully northern California is that view?

    Phipps Farm was so fun, a great place to take your kids. Old tractors all over the place and more chickens than you can imagine (Anna’s favorite attraction by far). We went with one of Cate’s little friends and his family. It was just a really happy afternoon.

    The kids had a BLAST picking berries, which are ripe when they are BLACK. Needless to say, Anna was almost exclusively attracted to the bright red berries…which sadly were as sour as could be!

    Phipps had the largest assortment of beans I’ve ever seen. They were beautiful and I had to resist the urge to photograph every bean I saw.

    There are two sure signs that berry picking was a great success.

    Sign #1: Ridiculously dirty kids.

    Sign #2: Ridiculously delicious homemade jam.

    In case you’re wondering…for my olallieberry jam, I followed the freezer jam directions for raspberries from the pectin box.

  5. Tuesday, March 27, 2007

    Musings: Strawberries!

    Strawberries are on sale in all our grocery stores and markets here in San Diego, so I’m thinking they must be in season – I love this time of year! Strawberries are definitely one of those awesome memory foods… the smell alone takes you back to summers past, or in the case of San Diego, springs past that feel a lot like every other time of year. 😉 (I love living here, but I do miss seasons!)

    Now that it’s strawberry season, I need to make some freezer jam. We ran out a few months ago and have had to eat store-bought jam since – horror of horrors. Oh and now that it’s the season, I also need to keep the homemade hot fudge and strawberries APART or I will eat every strawberry in San Diego county, and then the children will be sad. And all that chocolate can’t be good for me… can it? (Please say yes!)

  6. Sunday, January 3, 2021

    Week 706 Weekly Menu

    This is going to be our first week in over two months where I am not getting a Hello Fresh meal kit delivery. Going to try “roughing it” again. Which mostly means I have to do my own grocery shopping this week…ugh!

    Week 706 Weekly Dinner Menu





    • Leftovers


    • Local Takeout



    • Smoked Pork Shoulder with coleslaw and picked onions

    Your turn! Thank you for sharing your menu in the comments below!

  7. Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    2018 New Year’s Resolution: Learn How to Can

    If you’ve been reading my blog for longer than a year, you are probably aware that each year I make a New Year’s resolution that supports my overall goal to Eat Well and Heal the Planet. Food production has a huge impact on the environment and I love finding ways to do our part in the kitchen. Usually my resolution is easy to figure out, but this year I’ve struggled a bit with settling on something. Then, this morning, lightning struck: canning!

    2018 New Years Resolution: Learn How to Can @janemaynard

    I’ve always been scared of canning. First off, I don’t know how to do it and was scared of messing up. Second, I was being lazy about learning. Third, I was being lazy about actually doing it. 😉 But this year I am committing to at least learning how and then going from there!

    Last year Nate started gardening. He learned a lot and is ready to do the whole gardening thing even better this year. Over this past year, as produce was harvested in our backyard, our only options were to freeze the food or eat it, otherwise it went to wast (and we all know how I feel about food waste). While I’m really good at freezing stuff (yeah, I’m totally bragging…I mean, it takes great skill to throw something in a container and toss it into the freezer), for some foods freezing doesn’t work. And for other foods canning is just plain delicious. Also, I store a lot of bread and jam in my freezers, so I am limited on freezer space. Since I had NO CLUE about canning, it was simply not an option. This year, however, is going to be different.

    2018 New Years Resolution: Learn How to Can @janemaynard

    For years I’ve been watching my friend Aimee from the blog Simple Bites can food like crazy from food they grew in their backyard. She is really inspiring and I think those years of gawking at her skills have finally sparked me to give it a try. I’m going to start with Simple Bite’s Canning 101 guide. I’m actually excited, albeit a bit nervous.

    If you are a canner and have any tips, please share them in the comments! And if you are a canning virgin, perhaps consider joining me on the journey. I promise to report on how my canning efforts go!

    Here’s to another year of happy, earth-friendly eating!

  8. Sunday, November 9, 2014

    Week 407 Menu

    Hello! I hope you’re all having a great holiday weekend! Ours has been filled with soccer games, which  are {thankfully} over! And Nate and I are going to see Jake Bugg and the Black Keys tonight. I am beyond excited!

    week 407 weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list

    I have to be totally honest with you, I am SO not in the mood to plan a menu today. I keep putting it off, but I’m finally just sitting down and getting it done.

    Swedish Meatballs (I found some already made up in the freezer – happy surprise!)
    – Potatoes, lingonberry jam, salad

    Pesto Tortellini Soup
    – Homemade bread

    Rachel sandwiches
    – Fresh fruit and chips

    – Leftovers

    – Chicken Caesar salad with homemade croutons

    – Eat out night

    – Roasted veggie frittata
    – Smoothies

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

    Phew. Glad I got that done! Your turn! Share your dinner plans for the week!

  9. Friday, May 13, 2011

    Leftover Boiled Potato Problem Solved!

    I know that leftover boiled potatoes is not a frequent problem for most of us. It isn’t for me. But I’m writing this post anyway because I’m feeling all proud and stuff. Occasionally I end up with leftover boiled red potatoes sitting in my fridge. We always have them with Swedish Meatballs (whether homemade or from the Ikea freezer section), and I almost always end up cooking more than we end up eating.

    birds eye view of boiled potatoes cut into chunks

    We had Swedish meatballs last weekend (the Ikea variety) and have had about 8 boiled red potatoes sadly sitting in our refrigerator ever since. They just wanted to be eaten, but I honestly didn’t have anything to eat them with!

    skillet fried potatoes cut into chunks in a white bowl

    Then today a lightbulb finally went off in my head. Home fries! I quickly cut the cold, boiled potatoes up into chunks and within minutes we had perfectly cooked home fries. Anna and I ate them alongside french toast made with stale bread. I was feeling quite resourceful…and our bellies were very happy! Plus, they cooked so fast. It was fabulous!

    Leftover Boiled Potato Problem Solved!
    From me”¦this is not really a recipe, more me telling you what I did with my leftover boiled red potatoes
    Cuisine: Side Dish
    • Leftover boiled red potatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks, skin on
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Garlic powder
    • Paprika
    • Olive oil
    1. Pour a bit of olive oil into a skillet over medium to medium-high heat. When skillet is hot, add potatoes. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper, then evenly with a bit less paprika and garlic powder. Cook until heated through, less than 5 minutes. Stir occasionally during cooking time.

    One more thing…I know most of you are still waiting for Spring to arrive, and I feel a tinge of guilt whenever I mention my CSA, but I just have to say this: the red potatoes we receive from our CSA taste way better than the ones I used to by at the store. Another 10 points for joining a CSA!



  10. Sunday, June 14, 2009

    Week 125 Menu

    Aren’t these beautiful strawberry tops?  They caught my eye yesterday and I had to snap a photo.  Yes, I know I did not carefully cut the tops off, therefore wasting fruit.  No lectures please.  I was in a strawberry jam emergency at the time of the chopping, which emergency I will share the details of with you later this week!

    – Hamburgers on the grill
    – Corn on the cob
    – Sweet Potato Fries (Trader Joe’s freezer)

    – Chicken & Broccoli Penne

    – Either Indian food or breakfast for dinner…depending on what we end up eating tonight, Sunday, as I’m planning this menu

    – Leftovers

    Kitchen-Sink Quesadillas

    – Eat out

    – Chicken paninis

    Please share your menus!  We can’t wait to see your ideas…big and small!