This Week’s Menu!
June 18th – 24th

Every week I decide that’s IT. I am NOT doing another weekly menu (other than the one I do in my head). Then, someone inevitably comes up to me and tells me that they or someone they know desperately needs a weekly menu.

Or loves my weekly menu.

Or proposed to their wife/husband/dog while reading my weekly menu.

Speaking of which, did I ever tell you about how I used to do commentary in the commercial breaks of the Jerry Springer show? I’d come on and talk for a few minutes at a time in the middle of the show. I’d talk about whatever I wanted. Usually it was about what idiots the guests on the Jerry Springer show were.


Case in point. There is only one episode of The Jerry Springer Show that was produced but didn’t ever air. It was titled “I Married My Horse”. Yup. The guy, honest to God, married his horse.

Even though this show never aired, it was delivered to all the stations. It was pulled from broadcast due to its … questionable nature. Therefore, anyone who worked in a television station that aired the show, had access to that episode. Since my job was to comment on the Springer show and what was going on in it, I had to watch the “I Married My Horse” episode.

You know how uncomfortable it can be when people are making out in public? Imagine that, only one of the people is a horse.

Try to describe that one to your family and friends.

“I can’t wait for you to meet my wife. She’s tall, with long legs and perfect teeth, and she shits in the street.”

Onto the menu for this week!  No horse in sight.


Recipe Links

Chicken w/ Goat Cheese & Roasted Red Peppers on a bed of baby greens

Cashew Chicken

Maple Dressing

Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce

BBQ Pizza

Pizza Dough

Pizza Sauce

Menu subject to change depending on availability of items from the garden.


  1. Emily Rae says:

    Looks good, as usual! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Therese says:

    You know, I never meant it to happen, but when we got chickens we couldn’t eat chicken anymore. It’s terrible – the whole family LOVES roast chicken, chicken curry etc etc, but now all we see are dead bodies. How do you cope? It’s been 2 years now – hoping the feeling will end and we can enjoy chicken again – both roast and as pets!

  3. Mary Werner says:

    So glad you posted the menu of the week as I was going to propose to my horsefriend while reading it. When I get to the garden greens part – oh boy it is like 50 shades of green for us.

  4. Meagan says:

    Well thank you for that image to start off my weekend, ack! It’s posts like this that make me want to say “you deserve two days off a week!” Content aside I do think that (about the deserving and time off), but I like the meal ideas. Maybe if you decide to throw in the towel you could just have a side bar or tab or something with all your meal ideas that you keep updated when new recipes make it into your repertoire? Thanks for keepin on.

  5. Laura Bee says:

    With that story, I was sure you were putting horse on the menu. Thank you for freking me out a little. Then I skimmed it a little too quickly & thought you’d decided on goat instead.

  6. Maureen @theThriftyLass says:

    Need…more…coffee…it wasn’t until the very end that I realized you said, “horse” and not “house”. I was wondering how one could be amorous with a house. What do you do? Rub yourself up against the broom closet? Anyway, horse is definitely worse.

  7. Ali says:

    Breakfast for dinner I love it – have you ever made a breakfast pizza Karen?

  8. Catherine says:

    Love your weekly menus – I would be sad if you stopped doing them.

  9. Thera says:

    Re: the chicken thing…
    If it doesn’t have a name (dead, from the grocery store chicken) it’s good, if you know it’s name, bad, it may help lmao!

  10. Gayla T says:

    Maureen, and Karen of course, I know a guy who owned a used furniture store and he got a call from a youngish woman who had an antique fridge she wanted to sell. It was one of thse old ones that were very blocky and the motor sat on top looking like a head. When he got there she told him that it was her sweetheart and that the repair people couldn’t fix “him” any more and she was just ill at the thought of losing him because he had been her man for so long. The longer they talked the more she got comfortable and began to rub herself up and down one corner. Then she caught herself and said that he just wasn’t the same with out his motor vibrating. She wanted to sell him or trade him in on a working fridge, preferably one with a head on his shoulders. LOl Vern did end up selling her a fridge and the delivery guys took the old one to the basement where she had several motorized items to set on him to make him hummmmm. Vern was dead serious and loved to tell the story and I really think it’s true as he was not the kind of a guy to just make up a story. It’s actually pretty sad when you think about it. He said she was not a bad looking woman but was crazy as hell. That was probably about 30 years ago and ten years ago she was found dead sleeping in a tent in her back yard. Her house was so full of trash she couldn’t get in it so she put up a tent and had been showering in it with a garden hose. She died of hypothermia. An auction company sold off her stuff and basically just drug stuff out of the filth and sold it. Her boy friend came up out of the basement and was sold. Those of us who knew the story talked about buying him as yard art but couldn’t quite bring outselves to that and also talked of using him as a gag gift but amazingly he sold for over two hundred bucks. We had a hilarious time talking about who his new owner would be because it was a guy. I can’t remember any estate auction that was more fun than that filthy mess was.

  11. caryl says:

    We can handle our own menus [though yours are better] give yourself a break and with your connections watch the x-files episode-voted most favorite-about the sons having sex with their parapalegic mom that they stored under the bed. If I’m not mistaken they may have caused her condition and honest to god this is a real episode. Sleep tight! And I have a bald chicken-help?

    • Karen says:

      Caryl – Thanks! I’ll consider a respite from the menus. 🙂 Your chicken has molted, eh? Watch out. Her next move might be going broody for a month! ~ karen

  12. FLP says:

    Hi Karen, Is that your handwriting on the menu boards? It is very pretty.

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