Saturday, December 20, 2014

Whats For Dinner Next Week 12-21-14

It's Christmas week and the cottage is a buzz, getting ready for the festivities. It is always a very exciting time for us with parties and special events shared with friends and family. We are busy cooking and planning for a very special time and I am so glad that you could share this time with us.



Wishing You and Your Family
A Blessed Christmas
That Is Filled With
Joy Love and Peace


Sunday

Peas and Carrots
Tossed Green Salad




Monday

Tuesday 
Left Over Pumpkin Stew
Chef's Salad

Wednesday

Thursday

Christmas Fruit Salad
Cottage Rolls

Friday
Left Overs Everyone On Their Own

Saturday
From


Thank you so much for stopping by today and being a part of our blogging family, you are very important to us and we always look forward to your visits.  Stay safe and have a fantastic Christmas!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Full Plate Thursday 12-18-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Important Announcement

Next Week Full Plate Thursday will post on
Monday December 22, 2014
at
7:30 a.m. CST
This will give everyone an opportunity to post your wonderful
Christmas Dishes before and after Christmas
We will be spending time with friends and family during the holiday
and
I am sure hope you will be enjoying your time with friends and family.

Christmas is almost here and I am so happy that you could come by and spend some time with us today. It is a wonderful time of the year for great food and fellowship and there is no other way I had rather spend my day than with all of my special blogging friends. I have made a Rio Grande Pecan Pie for you this evening and I sure hope you enjoy it. Now lets get all the food on the table, I can't wait to see what you are bringing to the party today.



This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast
Morning Snack
Lunch
Sipcy Ranch Crock Pot Chicken Tacos at Whats Cooking In The Burbs
Ultimate Crumb Apple Crumble at Bakewell Junction
Afternoon Snack
Cherry Magic Cookie Bars at Happier Than A Pig In Mud
Eggless Eggnog at 3 Boys and A Dog
Dinner
Apple Salad at The Frugal Farm Wife
Stuffed Chicken with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions
Smashed Sweet Potatoes at Welcome To Mommyhood In Holland
Vegan Collard Greens at Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Shaker Lemon Pie at The Good Life

Preserves and Sauces
Chili Cherry Chutney at In The Playroom
Cranberry Mustard at The Painted Apron
Cabernet Cranberry Blueberry Sauce at 4 Sons R Us

Special For Santa A Christmas Tradition
Cookies For Santa at Crystal and Comp.

YOUR Favorite Plate Last Week with The Most Pageviews
Tres Leche Cake at Olla Podrida

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Background Story On Full Plate Thursday
When we were young and just starting out in life sometimes we did not have a lot of money. Most of our friends were having to stretch the dollars at the end of the month just like us. My girlfriends and I decided that we would pool our food for some of the evening meals right before payday... the last week of the month. I have some of the fondest memories from those days. We would all bring our food together and we had some great food and great fellowship. We would get the food on the table and everything ready, someone would bless the food and then the hostess would say "come fill your plate". 
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Eve: Brunch to Dinner Roundup

We have wonderful family traditions that have become a part of our Christmas celebration every year, as I am sure many of you have. All the precious memories of years past, when a song, a smell, a certain food can bring back the laughter, love and joy of the season shared with family and friends. Many of the recipes for the foods have been passed on to us through the generations from family and very special friends. I am sharing with you today some of the special dishes that we have enjoyed in the past and will be enjoying over this Christmas season.

Christmas Brunch






Christmas Eve Dinner
We always have a Mexican Buffet on Christmas Eve with Homemade Tamales as the center piece.

Corn and Black Bean Tamales with Orange Cranberry Sauce









Wishing each of you Peace, Love and Joy
As You Gather With Your
Friends and Family
to
Celebrate The Christmas Season

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rio Grande Pecan Pie

Rio Grande Pecan Pie is a combination of Texas flavor, from the pecan orchards of East Texas all the way to the spice of the Rio Grande Valley. This is a pie that is very carefully layered with a creamy base and flavored with the spice of Texas with the crispy fresh pecans of the season. This is a different pecan pie and not for the faint of heart, but if you eat one slice you will be back for more, its just that kind of pie, sure hope you enjoy it!

Rio Grande Pecan Pie



Rio Grande Pecan Pie
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
For The Pie Crust
Unbaked 9 inch Pie Crust
For The Pie Filling
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon all spice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup light corn syrup
3 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 cups pecans
Directions
For The Pie Filling
In a mixing bowl whisk the sugar, cinnamon, all spice, cayenne pepper and salt together.
Stir in the butter, syrup, well beaten eggs, and vanilla, mix well. Stir in the pecans and carefully pour the pie filling into the unbaked pie crust.
Bake at 325 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes.
Let the pie cool for 2 hours before slicing.
Garnish with whipped cream or ice cream.
Refrigerate the pie after serving.
Enjoy!


Mix The Sugar and Spice



Pour The Filling In The Unbaked Pie Crust


Let The Pie Cool Then Slice It

Slice and Garnish With Whipped Cream or Ice Cream


Enjoy Your Pie!


Thank you so much for stopping by to enjoy a slice of this delicious pie with us today. I really appreciate your visit and always look forward to you stopping by. Have a great week and come back to see me real soon!
Peace and Joy

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Whats For Dinner Next Week 12-14-14

Come on in we are in the kitchen today making some cookies for a friends cookie exchange. I just love this time of the year with so many fun events to attend. When I make cookies I always make a double batch and put some in the freezer for another time. During this holiday season I love to have a little treat when my friends stop by for tea or coffee. What is your favorite cookie for this season?


Sunday

Monday
From 
Left Over Chicken
Tossed Green Salad
Left Over
Pecan Cobbler

Tuesday
Apple and Carrot Salad

 Nutty Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies


Wednesday
For
My Hanukkah Friends

Thursday
From
Left Over Brisket
Brisket Sandwiches
Left Over
Kugel

Friday
Saturday
Brunch
Dinner
A Friends Christmas Dinner Party

This is a really busy time of the year and thank you so much for taking some time to stop by and spend some time with us today. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Full Plate Thursday 12-11-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Hi everyone, it is sure good to see you today, it seems like only yesterday when we last saw each other. Every week when I go to your sites and look at your recipes it is harder and harder to make a decision what to put on my plate, you'al are the best!! I can't wait to see what you are sharing with all of us today, I know it will be delicious. I am sharing some gifts from my kitchen this week, I just love giving homemade gifts from the heart. Wish I could share one of these gifts with each of you!




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When we were young and just starting out in life sometimes we did not have a lot of money. Most of our friends were having to stretch the dollars at the end of the month just like us. My girlfriends and I decided that we would pool our food for some of the evening meals right before payday... the last week of the month. I have some of the fondest memories from those days. We would all bring our food together and we had some great food and great fellowship. We would get the food on the table and everything ready, someone would bless the food and then the hostess would say "come fill your plate".
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