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Monday, November 27, 2017

Week 560 Weekly Menu from Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte: Eat. Make. Groove.

Hello! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving filled with the best food! We did…and we’re still swimming in leftovers. My family has informed me they are done with Thanksgiving food, but I beg to differ. We shall see…

Guest Weekly Dinner Menu from Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte (Week 560 Menu on @janemaynard)

Today’s guest menu is fun and different than anything we’ve ever had on the blog. It comes from my friend Rachel Faucett, the founder of the blog and company Handmade Charlotte. Rachel and I initially bonded as roommates on the ONE-Heifer trip to Malawi I took a few years ago (here’s proof). My connection with Rachel is something for which I will be forever grateful. There is seriously no one on this planet like Rachel. She has boundless energy and creativity and is hysterical to boot. When I was asking friends if they wanted to write a guest menu for my blog, she was the first to jump in, immediately responding with ideas and inspiration for dinners, crafts and music. I told her to run with it and now here we are. Grab yourself a cup of coffee, sit down, and enjoy a trip through Rachel’s meal planning brain, which is unlike any meal planning trip you will ever take.  Thank you, Rachel, for creating a menu that is just so you.



This ricotta ravioli looks so beautiful and so deliciously inviting!

Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: Sail a Ship Kite


I adore this Sailing Ship Kite! I think I may try to sail away to Neverland on it. Will you join me?


Chill out to Yo La Tengo – My Little Corner Of The World while you enjoy your delicious dinner.

Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: Embroidered Leaves


This is such a great fall crafting project.

Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: Studio Anorak


Flip through this cool magazine.


All good vibes here!


Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: Soup in a Pretzel Bread Bowl


Soup meets glorious bread bowl in this brilliant combo!


WOW! I’m in love with everything from this shop!

Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: DIY Hair Ties


How fun and adorable! Let’s make these hair ties with Lunch Lady magazine!



Dinner is a walk in the garden with these gorgeous pizzas!

Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: DIY Paris Doll


J’adore everything about these DIY Parisian Dolls!

Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: How to Paint a Mural


We love everything about Winter Water Factory and painted our studio a pattern from their fall collection!


Listen to Come On, Come Over by Jaco Pastorius



Order in from your fave take out place!

Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: Sew on Patches!


Sew Patches All Over Your Clothes! Check out these Etsy finds:


Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: Fried Eggs and Charred Tomatoes Toast

Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: Blackberry Slab Pie


Mix it up and eat breakfast for dinner under your table! Try these awesome Fried Eggs and Garlic Toast and this Potato Skillet Bake! And for dessert? This Blackberry Slab Pie will be gone in seconds.


Watch silly home videos, or make some new ones!


Draw silly pictures. Can you sketch a silly portrait of your siblings or parents?


Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: Grilled Pimento Cheese


Nosh on these melt in your mouth grilled pimento cheese sammys!


Rock out with these DIY Rock Candy Magnets!


Get your groove on with this cool Putumayo jam!


Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: Stuffed Butternut Squash


Make some Stuffed Butternut Squash for dinner!

Week 560 Weekly Menu on @janemaynard from Rachel Faucett: DIY Marbled Mugs


Marbled Mugs! One for each person in the family! Fill them with Hot Cocoa afterwards!


Fill your crafted mugs with the most amazing Hot Chocolate ever!

AS USUAL…please share your dinner plans in the comments! And, in honor of Rachel, share something that inspires you in addition to food!


  1. 1
    Kim from PA

    Fascinating menu.

    Sun: Sloppy Joes, chips
    Mon: Apricot Dijon chicken, salad
    Tue: Halibut, mixed veggies
    Wed: Goat Cheese, Black Bean, & Sweet Potato Empanadas
    Thu: Sole with lemon butter & capers, green beans
    Fri: English muffin pizzas, salad
    Sat: Potato soup, peas

  2. 2
    Vicki Tunell

    What a fun menu and great ideas!

    Monday: Homemade Macaroni and Cheese and Broccoli
    Tuesday: Pork with Apples and Cheesy Polenta (PW)
    Wednesday: Tequila Lime Chicken (PW) Tacos with Avocado and Tomatoes
    Thursday: Skillet Fried Fish Tacos from Cravings with Cabbage, Avocado and Pickled Onions, the best!
    Friday: Honey Mustard Chicken and Peas
    Saturday: Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, again from Cravings cookbook and Fresh Veggies
    Sunday: Chicken Parmesan and Spinach Salad

  3. 3

    Mon: Fried Rice with leftovers
    Tues: Husband cooks – Grilled Cheese and Tomato-Fideo Soup
    Wed: Oven Fried Fish, Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli with Parm
    Thurs: Hickory Burger & Homemade Fries
    Fri: Coq au Vin & Parsley Potatoes
    Sat: Out or Orange Chicken & Rice
    Sun: Out

  4. 4
    Bonnie Lawrence

    Sunday: Scrambled eggs and roasted Brussels sprouts
    Monday: Burgers on the grill and sweet potato burgers and
    Tuesday: Out for pizza – school fundraiser
    Wednesday: Pasta and meatballs
    Thursday: Tilapia and asparagus foil packets
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Date night – Broadway show….we’ll have something quick beforehand

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