Monday, July 25, 2016
I was recently visiting with a friend and she was telling me about this awesome Banana Pudding. I asked her for the recipe and what she told me was "oh you know, those Shortbread Cookies and some bananas and pudding." Like so many of us, that's the way I often times have received a recipe through the years. So I have to say that this is my version of the verbal recipe that I received from my friend. I know one thing for sure, she was absolutely right the pudding is so rich and delicious. Our family just loved this dessert and we will be making it again and again.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Before I sit down to start my meal plan each week, I like to check my garden in the summer to see what fresh vegetables we will be able to use in our meal plans. I spend some time in the garden very early this morning checking to see what we can harvest in the next week to be used in our meal plans, now I am ready to take a break sit here on the porch and write this meal plan. I still hear the sound of my kids when they would come home from their school day and say Whats For Dinner, and I would always say it's on The Menu Board!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, it is good to surround ourselves with friends and family at this time in our world. During times of turmoil food becomes a very important part of the peace and comfort that comes to folks as we process and heal from the tragedy that may have been surrounding us. We have the greatest cooks that bring such fantastic food to our party every week and I count all of you as my friends and thank you so much for coming today.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
This Southwest Salad has a spicy dressing that makes it a real hit.We love the combination of all the fresh garden vegetables that this salad has along with that special dressing. This is a great salad that will serve as a stand alone salad or a great side. I have taken this salad to many picnics, covered dish dinners and family dinners, the bowl is always empty when I bring it home. It goes without saying that this is one of our favorite salads.
Monday, July 18, 2016
When I was a young homemaker we would call a dish like this a one pot meal, and really that's just what it is. Our Crock Pot's and Slow Cooker's make it possible to have these wonderful one pot meals without having the oven going all day. I made this recipe from a recipe that my mother made and called a One Pot Chicken Dinner. This is a delicious recipe and a real comfort dish, with chicken, vegetables, rice and a thick topping of sauce and cheese.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
For our meal plans this time of the year we are looking for recipes that are garden fresh, packed with flavor and easy. I sure don't want to spend the whole day in the kitchen when there are so many fun summer time activities to enjoy. This week I have a new tomato recipe from the garden on the menu that has turned out to be one of our summer time favorites.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Hello everyone, it is so good to see you today, come on back to the porch, we are gathering on the cool porch and we will enjoy watching the beautiful birds while we all gather. We had some wonderful grilled chicken, fresh buttered squash and fresh fried okra for lunch today and my husband said, "now that is comfort food and that's what we need today", it sure was good and I agree that sometimes we really need comfort food.I can't wait to try what you are bringing to share with us today!