Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Full Plate Thursday 1-19-17 #311

I am so happy that you could make it to the party today. I know that some of you are trying to recover from serious ice storms and others are still in the middle of winter.It is nice to get together with friends in a cozy area to share our life and the foods that we enjoy with our friends and families. I love that we have so many different cultures and different parts of the world that come and share fabulous recipes with us.Every week we enjoy the very best there is to offer! I can't wait to see what you are bringing to share with us today, so lets get this party started!


Full Plate Thursday 1-18-17 at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Planning Our Garden

When there is 16 inches of snow on the ground in some parts of the country, one wonders how we could think of working outdoors in a vegetable garden. We are so fortunate to live in an area that although we do get some extreme temperatures in January and February we still have some good days that we can get out and do some gardening.


Planning Our Garden at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, January 16, 2017

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs and Sauce

This awesome recipe for Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs and Sauce has been to many events and many weeknight family dinners. This is an easy recipe and can be put together real fast and can be served over noodles, mashed potatoes or rice it is real comfort food. I tried to remember how many years this recipe has been in my recipe box and best I can tell, it was in the early 60's when I first got the recipe. At that time we just cooked it on top of the stove and I am sure you could still do that, but today it is just easier to put it in the Slow Cooker.

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs and Sauce at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 1-15-17

We are spending a lot of time outdoors right now in the garden.We usually have a break in our weather this time of the year and we are out planting onions and some of our other spring vegetables. My neighbor gave us a large basket of apples so this week I will be using some of those amazing apples in our meal plans. My husband has asked for his favorite breakfast so we will be having that for our Weekend Brunch. I sure hope you are making your meal plans and enjoying more time and money by doing so.

Whats For Dinner Next Week 1-15-17 at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Full Plate Thursday 1-12-17 #310

Hurry into the cottage and stand by the fire it is cold outside. We are all around the fireplace sipping some nice hot cocoa and exchanging recipes. We will have a fantastic table of food here today from the greatest cooks on the planet and I sure am excited that you could come and share with us. We are busy here at the cottage making garden plans for the spring gardens and re-organizing the house after the holidays. I can't wait to try some of your recipes today, so lets get this party started!

Full Plate Thursday 1-12-17 #310 at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Nana's Ham and Potato Casserole

There are so many recipes that we enjoy for our left over ham, and Nana's Ham and Potato Casserole is a family favorite. So easy to put together, and in just a little while you have a great casserole for the family and the left overs are gone. Often times when I am making my meal plans I will plan the left overs as a part of the meal plan, if you are going to be cooking anyway go ahead and make enough for another meal and take a night off.This recipe has all the ingredients of a full meal, all that is needed, a hungry family.

Nana's Ham and Potato Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Monday, January 9, 2017

Slow Cooker Green Chili, Chicken and Rice Soup

When this soup starts to cook you can smell it all through the kitchen, and it smells fantastic! It is so nice to be able to come home after a busy day, open the door and know that this delicious Tex Mex soup is waiting for you. This is a great blend of Tex Mex flavors and one that our family really enjoys. I made this soup for a group of friends the other day and they all loved it, I sure hope you enjoy it as well!

Slow Cooker Green Chili, Chicken and Rice Soup at Miz Helen's Country Cottage