Saturday, April 25, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 4-26-15

We are making a food plan for the last week in April already, where did the time go? My husband has been so upset that Blue Bell Ice Cream has been taken off the market, this will challenge me to make more homemade Ice Cream. We are going to have a really late garden this year because we have had so much rain we can't get in the garden to plant some of our vegetables. We are very grateful for the rain and our lake is full so we will be having plenty of fish on our table. Lets get busy and plan this menu!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 4-23-15

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

It sure is good to see you here at Full Plate Thursday. We have been having so much fun here at the cottage, working in the garden and really just enjoying the spring weather. We are having our party on the garden patio today, thought you would enjoy looking at some of the roses that are blooming. I am sharing this family favorite with you today, my Old Fashioned Mac and Pea Salad, sure hope you enjoy it. Now lets get in your baskets and see what you are bringing to share today, I can't wait!


Old Fashioned Mac and Pea Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chicken Tortilla Skillet

This is a great Tex Mex skillet casserole that can be made in a short time and on the table for a busy and very hungry family. It can be made in the same skillet and baked in the oven, just add a salad and you have a great meal. Another great feature about this recipe is it can be frozen in a baking dish ready to go for another day, and I have baked it in small tins for a party. We love this Chicken Tortilla Skillet and sure hope you will enjoy it!

Chicken Tortilla Skillet at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, April 20, 2015

Old Fashioned Mac and Pea Salad

I love going to the garden in early spring and picking the Sweet Green Peas, they are good just straight off the vine. I was picking peas the other day and thought I need to make the Mac and Pea Salad with these fresh peas. I remember eating this salad at my Mothers and at my Aunts house when I was growing up and it is one of my favorite spring salads. This is a great salad for picnic's, covered dish dinners, and family get together's or maybe just a special evening to remember a great recipe from your childhood. Some recipes change through the years as they are passed down from generation to generation, but this one has remained the same in our family, it is good just the way it is, as my Grandmother would say, no need to change it.

Old Fashioned Mac and Pea Salad

Old Fashioned Mac and Pea Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 4-19-15

When meal planning for the week, I like to look in the garden to see if we have vegetables that are ready to harvest. The Farmers Market can be a great resource for fresh produce. Another thing I look at is the weather, is it going to be chilly with rain, then I like to prepare something real cozy. We have rain forecast for the weekend so I am planning a great oven meal with soup the first of the week. I love planning special meals for my family and friends!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 4-16-15

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, we are so happy to see you today. Hope you are enjoying the beautiful Spring that we are having. So many wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables to create delicious dishes for our friends and families. I am sharing a great Blueberry Sausage Breakfast Bake this week, this Breakfast Bake is like a dessert for breakfast and sure hope you enjoy it. I always get so excited to see what you bring to share with us, so lets get this party started!


Blueberry Sausage Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Blueberry Thyme Pie

We spent the morning in the Blueberry Patch gathering fresh Blueberries and when we got home I could not resist making this wonderful Blueberry Thyme Pie. Blueberry Thyme Pie is a very simple rustic pie but could be the star of any table with its different flavor of thyme. Your guest will be coming back for seconds for this one. We like it with or without whipped cream, it is a treat either way. Hope you have an opportunity to try this springtime favorite!

Blueberry Thyme Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage