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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Week 471 Weekly Menu

Happy 9th Birthday, This Week for Dinner! That’s right, it has been exactly 9 years since I posted my first menu, along with a post explaining what the blog was all about (which, unsurprisingly, has evolved since then). There were no photos and my friend Margo was the only other person to comment on those first blog posts (thanks, Margo!). I had no idea what I was getting myself into that night when I hit publish and I could not have imagined the amazing experiences and people that would come into my life as a result. Including all of you faithfully posting menus every week, helping me and so many others get a handle on dinner. Every day I am grateful for this journey and look forward to it continuing for many years (forever? sure!). To celebrate the blog’s birthday, everyone should eat some chocolate. I’ll start with this devil’s food cake donut.

Happy 9th Blog Birthday, This Week for Dinner!

This week’s menu is made up pretty much exclusively of my family’s requests. I aim to please! (Sometimes.)

Week 471 Weekly Menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable weekly meal plan and shopping list!

Malibu melt wraps

Chicken Kai Pa Lo


– Leftovers

– Omelettes
– Fresh fruit

– Take out night

– Curry in a Hurry (recipe to come!) with rice and veggies

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

The best blog birthday present you can give me is to post your menu.


  1. Sunday: Asian spaghetti and meatballs with broccoli
    Monday: Baked sweet potatoes, BBQ/Cranberry sauce, and feta with green beans
    Tuesday: Chicken noodle soup in slow cooker and crusty bread
    Wednesday: Hot dogs on homemade buns
    Thursday: Lemon-pepper tilapia foil packets with asparagus
    Friday: Out
    Saturday: Crispy chicken thighs and broccoli

  2. Happy Anniversary!

    I’ve been posting my meals after the week is over in attempt to hold myself accountable to cooking while having a newborn at home and going back to work. It’s working so far!

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    Kim from PA

    Happy 9th Birthday, TWFD!!!

    Sun: Tuna noodle casserole, salad
    Mon: Left overs
    Tue: Baked chicken, sweet potatoes, salad
    Wed: Crock pot split pea soup, crusty bread
    Thu: Bow tie pasta, shrimp & peas with parmesan sauce
    Fri: Tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwiches
    Sat: Out

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    Happy 9th Birthday! So glad you decided to hit publish!
    Sun: Chicken fajitas and all the fixins’
    Mon: BF cooks
    Tues: Mushroom bourguignon over egg noodles & grapefruit-avocado salad (didn’t get to this last week)
    Wed: Veggie sandwiches & roasted tomato soup
    Thurs: Out
    Fri: Seafood pasta & green salad
    Sat: Out

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    Su: chicken pot pie

    M: stuffed salmon/spinach salad

    Tu: tomato soup w/ tortellini/breadsticks

    W: pork chops w/mushroom gravy/mashed potatoes/roasted green beans

    Th: loaded potato cakes (using leftover potatoes)/salad

    F: spaghetti & meatballs/salad

    Sa: l/o

  6. 6

    Happy anniversary – and here’s to many more!

  7. Wow! Congrats on 9 years! Thanks so much for all the dinner inspiration throughout!
    Here’s my weekly menu:

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    I am going to do something a bit adventurous this week in the meal planning department – try 4 new recipes. Not sure this is such a smart thing, but we’ll see. 2 of these recipes were carried over from last week, so plans may change again this week.

    Happy Birthday to the blog! Hope the next year is just as great.

    1. Eat out
    2. Chinese Barbecued Pork, steamed veggetables
    3. Salad
    4. Pulled Pork Sandwich, potato salad
    5. Black Bean Burgers
    6. Tuscan Style Beef Stew
    7. Sandwiches, fruit, chip

    1. Leftovers
    2. Healthy Slow Cooked Tikka Masala, rice
    3. Cream of Tomato Soup
    4. Falafel, barley
    5. TBD
    6. Crepes
    7. Leftovers

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    I’m traveling for work this week, so no cooking for me. Congratulations on 9 years! I love your blog 🙂

  10. 10

    So glad you are still blogging … It’s your fourth child

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    Vicki Tunell

    Congrats on 9 years!

    Monday: Chicken Club Sandwiches with Jalapeno Aioli
    Tuesday: My son Owen turns 10, he wants Cheeseburgers, Apples, Fries, and Vanilla Cake 🙂
    Wednesday: Broiled Steaks, Mashed Potatoes, and Corn on the Cob
    Thursday-Saturday: Out Of Town
    Sunday: Angel Hair with Tomatoes, Chicken and Parmesan and Broccoli

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    Happy Anniversary Jane! I totally appreciate your blog 🙂

    Here for inspiration this week as all but one of my menu items has been made and eaten and a new week is upon us! And I’m not as lucky as you – when I ask my family for requests, the answer is always “food”. So helpful boys… 😉

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    Congratulations on 9 years! Thank you for your blog. I have been inspired by many of your posts.

    Mon – Pasta w/marinara sauce, Salad
    Tues – Italian Vegetable Stew, Egg Salad Sandwiches
    Wed – Mexican Meat & Cheese Bake, Baby Carrots & Hummus
    Thurs – Steak, Baked Potatoes, Salad
    Fri – Beef & Broccoli, Rice
    Sat – Pork Roast w/gravy, carrots & potatoes
    Sun – Grill Cheese & Tomato Soup

  14. What a wonderful milestone! Happy 9 years!

    Road tripping this week. Tagging along on hubby’s work trip, then heading out on our own to a national park for the weekend. So dinner is out to eat!

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    Happy blog birthday to the best food blog and my favorite blogger of all time! Quite a milestone, Jane. So happy for you! I haven’t posted a menu in forever, but this certainly calls for one!

    M: Butternut squash risotto
    Tu:Grilled cheese and creamy tomato soup
    W: Leftovers
    Th: Bean burritos, rice, and sliced tomato, avocado and cucumber salad.
    F: Out
    Sa: Homemade fish and chips
    Su: Fridge clean out / leftovers

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    Happy 9th Birthday! So happy to help celebrate it!!!

    Sunday – Chicken strips, pierogis, green beans
    Monday – Chicken & shrimp w/veggies over rice
    Tuesday -Salmon, baked potatoes, carrots
    Wednesday – Pizza, salad
    Thursday -Chili w/cornbread
    Friday – Cheddar sausage, cabbage & noodles
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    Happy Birthday!

    Sun- cheeseburgers, sweet potato fries
    Mon- leftovers
    Tues- steak fajitas
    Wed- teriyaki chicken, couscous, green bean
    Thurs- penne and broccoli
    Fri- dinner out

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    Late to the menu party this week…

    Sat — out
    Sun — tuna noodle casserole
    Mon — bbq chicken thighs, roasted squash, broccoli
    Tues — taco Tuesday!
    Wed — bacon/cheese quiche, toast, fruit
    Thurs — grilled pork chops, veggie fried rice
    Fri — BFD

  19. thanks for all the menus, you guys are awesome!

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    Nikki CB

    Happy bday TWFD! That is so great, Jane!!

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