This Week’s Menu.
March 26th. – April 1st.

I couldn’t be bothered to write anything clever because I’m thinking about my garden.  You know, kind of planning it in my head, so there isn’t really room for anything else to come in or out of my brain right now.  Sorry.

In lieu of writing something entertaining and clever prior to presenting my menu for this week, I will transcribe the noises my cats make for the next 2 minutes:


Perhaps I should have held out for 3 or 4 minutes.  Turns out cats don’t do or say a lot in 2 minutes. Unless you pull their tail grab a can opener.  Sorry ’bout that.

And now …. this week’s menu!


March 26 - April 1


Recipe Links

Classic Caesar Salad

Leek & Goat Cheese Tart

Brazilian Black Bean Soup

Pistachio Chicken w/ Mustard Dill Cream Sauce

Homemade Pizza and Sauce

Happy Eating!  See ya Monday.


  1. Bri says:

    I really want to see pictures of you guys eating Sunday’s dinner!

  2. Lorrinda says:

    Surely that Sunday dinner is just a test to see who’s acturally reading your menu? You can’t be serious.

  3. Diane says:

    Ewwwww to Sunday! :/

  4. Elle says:

    What are “hotdogs Danish style”?

    Oh and I love leeks – I may give your recipe a try soon!

  5. magali says:

    your sunday menu sounds like something they would actually serve at a restaurant we have here in Montreal called Au pied de cochon. I’ve never been and I don’t plan on ever going!

  6. Mary Werner says:

    Yes, I am reading your menu, I’m reading it already!

  7. pat says:

    No recipe link for Sunday? Guess I’ll have to wing it. Last time, I boiled the sugar too long for the cotton candy glaze and ended up with more of a Pickled Pig’s Feet with Crunchy Brittle Puddle. Timing is everything….

  8. Lyn says:

    Wait – is it a glaze or a sauce? I want to get it right, as (of course) I faithfully follow your menu plan!

  9. Phyllis says:

    I so get the “garden” references…the weather has been so nice…mine started without me….that has never happened before!! Should I look for pink candy floss, or will any colour/flavour do?

    • Karen says:

      Phyllis – Pink is the classic choice, but I find blue or green adds an unexpected touch to the dish. So … take your pick. ~ k! 🙂

  10. Karyn says:

    What time is dinner Sunday? I’ll be there squealing, lol

  11. marilyn says:

    when i was a girl my dad loved pickled pigs feet!! seriously…w/o the glaze, just straight up . thats so random that you would say that because you just cant get pickled pig feet anywhere anymore, and i should know cuz ive tried.

    • Nancy Blue Moon says:

      Same here Marilyn..You can still get them here..on the store shelf..They are in a clear jar with a label on it..I live in Pennsylvania..

  12. Becca says:

    We really need that recipe posted!

  13. Barbie says:

    You should hear me trying to laugh with my seriously sore throat….and horse voice!
    Sunday? ha ha ha ha ha! I want THAT recipe! ha ha ha ha!

  14. susan w says:

    What is *Danish Style* for the hot dogs? As opposed to the Swedish ( ) hot dog?

  15. Maureen @theThriftyLass says:

    I’m sorry to be such a groupie but I just flippin’ love your blog!

  16. Jake says:

    I hope you bought a wheelchair for the poor pig.

  17. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Nice try Lady but you didn’t get me with that one..I’ve had those pickled pigs feet and they are not as bad as they

  18. Shawna says:

    Speaking of garden. What the heck do I do with the garlic that is sprouting in my garden that you told me to plant last fall? Help!!

    • Karen says:

      Shawna – It’s fine! Mine’s doing the same thing. Garlic all over is doing the same thing. Just let it grow. 🙂 ~ karen

  19. Liapez says:

    Sunday must be April 1st….


  20. Robbin says:

    Hey Karen!

    Just made the Pistachio Chicken. It was amazing! So tasty. My husband can’t wait to try it with salmon.
    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Karen says:

      You’re welcome! Yeah, it’s a nice sauce isn’t it? And the pistachios make it good too. You’re right, it’d be great with salmon! ~ karen

  21. Gayla T says:

    Both of my parents ate pig’s feet…..with soda crackers. We watched from a safe distance. Now there’s a tutorial for your Little House on the Prairie series. My daughter has the 20 gallon crock they made them in. We only sent one hog at a time to the butcher but he had plenty of people who did not want their piggie feet back so there were plenty for a crock full. They also called them trotters. I don’t remember them having them on April Fool’s Day and I’m pretty sure there was no pink sauce or glaze on them. The processed feet are a pretty pink color any way so if you are doing it for presentation you probably do want a contrasting color for the artist in you. Or not! Love, Cindy

  22. Laura says:

    What happened to the rule of no humor with the weekly menu posts?I don’t think you have a humorless bone in your body, Karen. Still, Laura

  23. Jodie says:

    The first day of April is a wonderful day to serve all kinds of feet to my children… thanks for the idea!

  24. Gayla T says:

    You are slowing down, though. I thought you’d get it the first time. LOL Love Ya anyway. Cindy

  25. Lauren from Winnipeg says:

    Love to eat them mousies
    Mousies what I love to eat
    Bite they tiny heads off
    Nibble on they tiny feet

    I think that’s Robbie Burns, but not 100% sure.

    Anyway, it must be Spring because things are getting just a little weird……

  26. Deborah says:

    awesome menu, even the April Fool’s Day one 😀 Going to try your Black Bean Soup recipe, LOVE anything with Black Bean’s in them, and yes, a tootin’ all over town is the end result. You kill me 😛

  27. AmieM says:

    Pigs feet? You must be Polish!

  28. DonnaBoo says:

    Ok: mine this week. Eat your heart out:

    Nut crusted Cod ( beat up mixed nutsmixed with Panko crumbs)
    Homemade coleslaw with fresh tomatoes and avocado
    Roasted broccoli

    Baked pork tenderloin
    Roasted sweet potatoes (a new obsession)

    Going to an “inspired Farmer’s Market dinner” with wine pairings!!

    Road trip to meet up with favorite relatives. Menu translates to lots of fun alcoholic beverages and fun places to eat.

    Love these kinda weeks!

  29. sarah says:

    My mom was born in quezon, Philippines. I have opened our fridge and seen a jar of pigs feet, twice. I closed the fridge and went to inn n out. Smelt like pigs feet. So i guess you can buy it. I’m sure I’ve seen it at Filipino and mexican markets. i will not,be eating thos, belut or fish eyes anytime soon. @.@

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