Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Bacon Planks

When we make these little Bacon Planks I either have to make a double batch or hide the batch until ready to serve. These little Planks seem to just disappear faster than I can make them. These crunchy little tidbits are a great savory and sweet treat that are easy to make and very versatile. Hope you enjoy our Bacon Planks as much as we do.

Bacon Planks at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, January 23, 2017

Game Day Chili Buffet

We love our chili here at the cottage and many times when we have a big game day for either football or basketball it is chili on the menu. These are some of our very favorite chili recipes that we use for our Game Day Chili Buffet. Of course we have to add some good dips, corn bread and desserts. I love to just set it all out on a buffet table and let everyone help themselves as the day and the games move along. We always have a seperate beverage bar area set up with everyone's favorite beverage and for me that's lot's of sweet tea!

Game Day Chili Buffet at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 1-22-17

We had a great week here at the cottage, we were actually able to do some winter gardening, that's always a fun break in the cold winter. Last week I used the last of my onions in the cold bin from last seasons onions, so it won't be long until we will be getting fresh spring onions. We have been hungry for some Bar B Que so I am putting one of my most favorite winter Bar B Que recipes on the meal plan this week. I am also going to have one of my favorite pies this week, I'm excited and can't wait to enjoy some of this awesome food!

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

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