Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 3-26-15

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather


Hello everyone and Happy Spring! I have been enjoying the fresh simplicity of Spring Greens in Salads and getting back to lots of veggies on the plate. I am definitely a seasonal cook and I know that many of you are as well. I noticed at the party last week, that although we are still experiencing cold weather in most of the country, the spring dishes are starting to show up on our tables. I am sharing Mustard Greens and Corn Skillet with a Bacon Vinaigrette with all of you today and sure hope you enjoy it. Now lets get this party started I can't wait to see what you have brought to share with us today!


Mustard Greens and Corn Skillet with Bacon Vinaigrette at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Seared Scallops In Garlic Pepper Sauce

Any kind of seafood is a real treat for us here at the cottage. We are about 3 to 4 hours from the coast so we don't get a lot of fresh seafood. We usually have our local fish that we catch from the lake or that a good neighbor has caught and given us and that is usually, Catfish, Crappie, Bass or in season Craw Fish. They were having a sale on Scallops at the local market last week so I bought these Scallops to surprise my husband, he just loves Scallops. I seared them in a real special Garlic Pepper Sauce and he wanted more, well next time maybe these were $1.85 each on sale, they were real special!

Seared Scallops In Garlic Pepper Sauce
Served On A Bed Of
Mustard Greens and Corn with A Bacon Vinaigrette 

Scallops with Pepper Sauce

Monday, March 23, 2015

Baked Veggie Sandwich

A good Veggie Sandwich is one of my favorite's and I love this sandwich. This is one of those sandwiches that is just packed with flavor.  The combination of the roasted peppers, Baby Bella Mushrooms, topped with a great mix of Italian cheeses and you have a great sandwich. This is a great sandwich to offer vegetarian friends and family members,our vegetarian daughter loves this sandwich.

Baked Veggie Sandwich

Baked Veggie Sandwich at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-22-15

Spring has arrived and we are so excited! We have been having really good spring rains for the first time in years and our lake is full, which is going to make a lot of people happy. We will be having some house guest this week for spring break so I took special request for meals, we are going to have so much fun with this meal plan. Everyone got to vote on their favorite for Sunday, it was between Chicken Spaghetti and Chili Dogs, just wait and see what it was.




Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 3-19-15

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

I am so excited to see you today!  We are celebrating here at The Cottage, our lake is full for the first time in about 4 years and our Pear Trees are blooming,Spring is here! I love cooking Spring dishes, so fresh and light. I can't wait to see what great dishes you will be sharing with us today.  I am sharing a little surprise dessert that I made for my husband and all of you of course!



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pistachio Jar Dessert

My husband is a Pistachio lover, nuts, pies, cakes, muffins, puddings, anything Pistachio.  Today I am surprising him with this Pistachio Jar Dessert, I know he will love it!  This is a very easy dessert to make and of course I had to taste it, oh my it is delicious, real creamy with a nutty crunch and the flavor of a cracker give it a great contrast, topping it off with a big twirl of whipped cream and a garnish of nuts.

Pistachio Jar Dessert

Pistachio Jar Dessert at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mustard Greens and Corn Skillet

When I was a young girl I remember going to the garden with my Grandmother and gathering Mustard Greens, and it was always very cold. I remember thinking how do things grow when it is so cold, I still wonder that sometimes. Like my Grandmother we have some awesome Mustard Greens in our winter garden and today we are using some of those fresh greens to make this delicious combination of greens and corn with a very special bacon vinaigrette. We just love this fresh dish, it is great served as a side dish or top it with a protein and have a main dish.

Mustard Greens and Corn Skillet

Mustard Greens and Corn Skillet at Miz Helen's Country Cottage