Saturday, April 29, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 4-30-17

This week is all about Cinco de Mayo and the big all day celebration we have for friends and family. The cottage will be a buzz with all the preparation for the big day. I will be going to my annual spiritual retreat this weekend and am really looking forward to that time of renewal. Meal planning gives me the opportunity to have all my shopping and some meal prep completed before my travel date giving me an opportunity to be more relaxed for the trip.I just love my meal planning, it always gives me more time and money.

Whats For Dinner Next Week at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Full Plate Thursday 4-27-17 # 325

I am so happy to see you today on this beautiful spring day in the country. I hope that you enjoy looking at the lovely spring flowers on your way out today, they are really showing off their colors. Spring is new and fresh and brings wonderful new recipes and fresh goodness to our tables. I always look forward to your wonderful creations that you share with us each week. Lets get the party started the tables will fill up fast!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mexican Skillet Pie

We were having a Mexican Food theme for one of our covered dish suppers recently and wanted to take something different. I thought why not have a Mexican Skillet Pie. I have a large collection of Iron Skillets and everyone is always excited to see the surprise that I have in the skillet. It was so much fun developing this recipe, it is so easy and delicious. This recipe is very flavorful and I am so happy to share it with you today.

Mexican Skillet Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Monday, April 24, 2017

Grilled Chicken Fajita Roll Ups

We love Tex Mex flavors here at the cottage and our Grilled Chicken Fajita Roll Ups recipe is filled with that south of the border flavor. As soon as grilling season is here we head to the outdoor kitchen with a tray full of these roll ups. This recipe is very easy to put together and full of Tex Mex flavors and will serve a nice family dinner or a fun grilling party for friends.

Grilled Chicken Fajita Roll Ups at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 4-23-17

I picked early peas from the garden yesterday so we will be having those on our meal plan this week. I just love the fresh smell of the peas when they are being picked and I always have to try a couple right there in the garden and these are delicious. I took a spring inventory of the pantry this week, just checking the items that we used during the winter months and making a list for the pantry items we will be needing for the spring and summer months. Taking periodic inventories of the pantry and freezer helps with making our meal plans every week.

Whats For Dinner Next Week at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Full Plate Thursday 4-20-17 #324

Hope you all had a wonderful Pass Over and Easter season. We are enjoying such beautiful weather this week and some great left overs. I thought we would meet on the patio by the upstairs garden today. I am about ready to pick the early pea's in the garden, they look beautiful. It is so good to see you at the party this week and can hardly wait to see what you are sharing today. Be sure and look at the delicious recipes that are featured this week.

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Apple Braised Beef Short Ribs

When we have beef short ribs it is a real treat on our table. I have used several different recipes through the years, but the Apple Braised Beef Short Ribs recipe is definitely  our favorite. These ribs are cooked slow and easy with a mix of flavorful vegetables and a kick of apple. The spice mix for this recipe is simple yet leaves these ribs something to remember and ask for again and again. We are serving the ribs on a creamy polenta and drizzled the gravy on top. This is a wonderful meal.

Apple Braised Beef Short Ribs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage