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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Week 87 Menu

I am so excited about this week’s menu…mostly because I don’t have much to do with it! Thursday is my 30th birthday and we’re going on a little trip to Carmel, CA to celebrate. I AM SO EXCITED! Although, I’m not excited I only have 4 more days in my twenties. Remember thirtysomething? I thought they were all SO OLD.

Last night I grabbed some clam chowder from Cook’s Seafood, a restaurant here in Menlo Park. It was quite yummy. And steps away from my house. Convenient, but dangerous!

On to the menu…

– Stir fry
– Rice
– Pick up a few sides from our local Chinese restaurant

– Carmel!

– Carmel!

– Back home…but we’re going out to eat, without the girls!

– Natalee’s Butternut Squash Soup…gotta try this recipe out! (It’s posted in the comments here, if you’re interested)

– Good friend in town…I’m sure we’ll eat out!

– Spinach & Pancetta Stuffed Shells w/Asiago Cream Sauce
– Garlic Bread
– Salad

Time for your menus!


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    Happy “Almost” Birthday! I just turned 30 in June. It’s not so bad…I was mourning it since I turned 29 but, I’m over it. Being 30 is great! On to my menus…

    Monday: Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with marinara dipping sauce, veggie sticks

    Tuesday: Crispy Salsa Chicken

    Wednesday: Linguine with Carrot Ribbons and Lemon-Ginger butter
    and a salad

    Thursday: Chicken Meatloaf, Mashed potatoes and maple glazed carrots.

    Friday: English Muffin Pizzas

    Saturday: Leftover Night

    Sunday: Haven’t figured that out yet. 🙂

    Have a great time in Carmel!

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    Like my mother used to say – ‘if you think being thirty is old, think how old I feel being the mother of a thrity year old’

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY my child…

    Menus this week for us….

    Salad, fruit, veggies and whole wheat bread in all kinds of combinations and permutations….

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    Happy Birthday!

    Month of reading and never participating has inspired me to write my own blog – so you can find my menu there 🙂
    First Menu Post

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    Happy Soon to Be Birthday!!! HAve a wonderful time!!

    Fajitas- whole wheat tortillas
    Yellow Rice and peas

    Grilled London Broil
    Egg Noodles
    Grilled Asparagus

    Pasta with Simple Tomato Sauce

    Hubby working late, this may be a McDonald’s Night!

    Homemade Pizza


    Sunday: Grandma’s Birthday! Maybe out!!

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    Happy Belated Birthday Jane! I remember thirtysomething too, and thought they were all so old. How depressing! Well, you are three years younger than me. And, hey 30’s are the new 20’s you know. 🙂

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    Jane Maynard

    Comments that didn’t get transferred over!

    Candice said…
    Happy Birthday to you! I just turned 30 as well… you will love it! 🙂

    Sun: Baked potato bar, salad, carrots, and peach cobbler

    Mon: Chicken Caesar sandwiches

    Tues: lettuce wraps

    Wed: breakfast for dinner

    Thurs: Chicken parmesan

    Friday: Pasta with roasted red pepper cream sauce
    9/22/08 7:24 AM

    Jane Maynard said…
    thanks for all the birthday wishes…and the menus are looking GOOD! 🙂

    brit – please, you know me…I totally didn’t make them last week. I’m a slacker. 🙂 but I DO love these shells so much. I’m so glad I got that recipe for you. yum.
    9/22/08 8:49 AM

    Melissapher said…
    Happy Birthday, Jane! Hope it’s a great week for you.

    Pork Barbacoas

    To each his own

    Tuna Tartare

    Natalee’s Butternut Squash Soup


    Leftovers or out
    9/22/08 9:20 AM

    Laurel said…
    Sorry, this is very after-the-fact, but I bought all the ingredients to make your No. 3 Green Noodles and I just have 2 questions: When you say Cream Sauce, do you mean regular old flour, butter, milk with pesto mixed in? and do you serve it hot or cold? Thanks!
    9/22/08 12:40 PM

    Julie B said…
    My thirties have been the best decade yet. I am happy, content with my completed family, and confident in who I am and where I am going. Salud to your thirties, Jane!

    Here’s my menu:
    Sunday: out for dinner to our favorite Mexican restaurant. I had a chicken burrito to die for.
    Monday: Chile and corn bread recipe from Sandra Lee for Monday night Football.
    Tuesday: Leftovers
    Wednesday: Steak, potatoes, brussel sprouts and salad
    Thursday: Spaghetti casserole
    Friday: BBQ spare ribs with yet to be determined sides
    Saturday: Out for dinner!
    9/22/08 12:57 PM

    Jane Maynard said…
    hi laurel!

    definitely serve it HOT 🙂

    as for the sauce, yeah, a classic cream sauce with pesto mixed in will work. if you go back to the original post ( my mom “MaWa” made a comment describing how she does the cream sauce from scratch, and it’s super easy, so definitely go check out her comment.

    good luck – wish I was eating at your house tonight! 🙂
    9/22/08 1:35 PM

    Anonymous said…
    Cate must have learned about Mac & Cheese from the “other” grandparents.
    9/23/08 7:18 AM

    Bowlby said…
    Better late than never, right? This is my first menu post. I’m hoping by posting it I’ll stick to it!

    Sunday: Pork Roast With Crumb Crust (from

    Monday: Tacos

    Tuesday: Cuban sandwiches! (I’m cooking a pork roast in the slow-cooker, so hopefully I’ll have some left over for barbecue sandwiches later in the week)

    Wednesday: Pecan-Crusted Chicken Tenders (from

    Thursday: Husband’s football game, so something fast or leftovers

    Friday: Barbecue pork sandwiches

    Saturday: ? Hamburgers on the grill???
    9/23/08 7:42 AM

    Jane Maynard said…
    them’s fightin’ words, dad. 🙂 so funny.
    9/23/08 7:58 AM

    Deirdre said…
    I’ve been enjoying your blog so much, so I thought I’d finally share. I’m cooking for a very traditional Irish man and three little boys in my family…so we have a lot of the same dishes each week and it is very meat-heavy.

    Here’s where I’ve started keeping track (in hopes of creating a master list for each season to work off of!):
    9/23/08 10:38 AM

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