Monday, July 24, 2017

Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad

We have had a fabulous production from our garden vegetables this year. It is really nice to pick the garden early in the day then come to the kitchen to decide what to create from the wonderful garden bounty. This Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad is made with vegetables right out of the garden and the flavor of the vegetables and dressing is a delicious combination! Our family loves this salad and it is one that we make the year round, of course we enjoy it more when our vegetables come right out of the garden.

Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 7-23-17

We enjoyed having our daughter from Oregon visit us last week, it is so nice to have a chance to visit with family and friends that live so far away.

We have passed another mile stone here at the cottage, I made my very first blog post 7 years ago on July 18, 2010. On August 18, 2010, just one month later  I posted Whats For Dinner Next Week, and have published our weekly meal plan every week since. When I first started publishing our family meal plan every week, I included a weekly feature recipe and the one on this post is still one of our favorites. I want to say Thank You To each one of you who have been on this journey with me and helped to make Miz Helen's Country Cottage so special to me. I look forward to interacting with you each week and made so many wonderful blogging friends here through these years. You are very dear to my heart and I treasure you friendships, thanks for being here!

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Full Plate Thursday 7-20-17 # 337

We are having so much fun here at the cottage this week. Our daughter from Portland is visiting and we are really enjoying her visit. She picked out one of last weeks features to make for lunch and it is fantastic!  We are sure looking forward to seeing what you are sharing today, your food is always the best!
Thanks For The Last 7 Years!
On July 18, 2017 Miz Helen's Country Cottage was 7 years old, I made my "First Post"  on July 18, 2010. So many of you have been a part of our journey from the very beginning and I appreciate you so much! Some of you have become my friends and what a blessing all of you have been in my life. Thank you so much for taking the time to be a part of our life, you have a very special spot in my heart!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, July 17, 2017

Grilled Fruit Salad

We have some wonderful orchards near our cottage and we love the fresh fruits that they offer. There are so many ways that we can enjoy fruit and one of our favorite recipes is grilled. Grilling fruit brings out the natural flavors and sweetness of the fruit. For this Grilled Fruit Salad recipe I am using the grilled fruit in this wonderful salad. I am using the lettuce from our our home grown lettuce, that we grow in our lettuce tub. The dressing for this salad is delicious and can be used with any salad.

Grilled Fruit Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 7-16-17

We are so excited to have our daughter from Oregon visiting with us this week. We always have cooking and craft projects planned for her visits. She has actually helped me put some of these meal plans together, because they are her favorites. I love the summer when we can make special dishes for all of our visiting family and friends.

Whats For Dinner Next Week at Miz Helens Country Cottage

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Full Plate Thursday 7-13-17 #336

The Greatest Cooks On The Planet
Gather Here Each Thursday
To Exchange Recipes And Foodie News

I am so glad you could come out to the country today for Full Plate Thursday. Thursdays are very special here because we always look forward to the wonderful food that you will be sharing with us each week. We have had some amazing summertime dishes at the party the past few weeks, if you need a great recipe you will find it here. We truly do have the greatest cooks on the planet that gather here every Thursday!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, July 10, 2017

Strawberry Breakfast Bake

We love to have a nice brunch or a really late breakfast here at the cottage, especially on weekends. If the weather is nice we like to have our brunch or breakfast out on the screen porch. We have enjoyed some beautiful strawberries from the strawberry patch this year and I thought these would sure make a great brunch dish and so they have. This is a fantastic recipe that we will enjoy over and over.

Strawberry Breakfast Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage