This Week for Dinner podcast + my secret kitchen tip

January 15, 2016

Stacie Billis of One Hungry Mama on This Week for Dinner podcast

Are you guys into podcasts? I’m obsessed. And yes, I was obsessed even before Serial (though I’m really obsessed now). I listen in the car, whenever I’ve got to walk somewhere, and the best, while cooking dinner. While most of my podcast listening has little to do with food—I guess I save that for my reading and writing—one of my new favorite shows is the This Week for Dinner podcast with Jane Maynard.

Jane is the powerhouse mom-of-three behind the eponymous blog where you can not only grab great family-friendly recipes, but you can also get weekly dinner menus that you can print out, along with a  shopping list, complete with links to all the recipes. It’s like one of those weekly meal planning services, but you know for sure that the menus are made by a real working mom and they’re free.

Just like her meal plans, Jane’s podcasts are smart and thoughtful. They are also things a meal plan cannot be, like funny, charming, and chock full of interesting tidbits. Listening to Jane and her guests—who range from blogging superstars like Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking to powerhouse mamas like Christine Koh of Boston Mamas and co-author of Minimalist Parenting—is like being in Jane’s living room with her when she has her interesting friends over to chat. The conversations are a pleasure, always helpful, and make me laugh. Why wouldn’t I listen every week?

Given how I feel about Jane and her podcast, I was honored and thrilled when she asked me to be a guest on This Week for Dinner. Me! I jumped at the chance and have to say that chatting with Jane is just as much fun as listening to Jane chat with others. She’s easy to talk to and hilarious. Given my own penchant for being chatty, we, uh, had plenty to talk about.

Stacie on This Week For Dinner podcast

And Jane even got me to share one of my favorite cooking hacks. It’s a kitchen trick that I don’t often talk about it because it breaks the rules and goes against proper technique—but, eh, it works well and saves this busy home cook on prep time, which is the best (right?).  It might save you, too—so listen. Just beware that you might then find yourself listening every week.

One Response

  1. Jane Maynard says:

    first off, THANK YOU for being on the show. I seriously loved having you on!

    second, I think you should be my publicist because I can’t believe how beautifully you wrote about my site and the podcast. THANK YOU for all those eloquent, kind words!

    You’re the best!

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