Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 3-5-15


Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

We are so happy to see you here today welcome to Full Plate Thursday and welcome March. We are having yet one more little ice storm here and I can promise you we are dreaming of spring. I am sharing a fun little snack today, that is loaded with chocolate. I love seeing the fantastic food that you share with us every week, and I try to get around to make comments on all of your wonderful post, but sometimes my old hands just wont let me get around to everyone anymore, I hope you understand. I can't wait to see what you are sharing today so lets get this party started!

Chunky Haystacks at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week

Breakfast
Flax Jacks Pancakes at Pure and Simple Recipes
Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes at The Chunky Chef
Morning Snack
Lemon Blueberry Mini Loaf at Joy Love Food
Lunch
Slow Cooker Mexican Lentil Stew at Simple Living Eating
Beef Enchiladas at Raining Hot Coupons
Peppermint Patty Fudge Brownies at Turnips 2 Tangerines
Afternoon Snack
Heart of Texas Cookie at I Really Love Chocolate
Bailey's Irish Cream Non Alcoholic Irish Coffee Creamer
at Confessions Of An Over Worked Mom
Dinner
Roasted Winter Root Veggies Salad at The Good Life Girl
Clementine and Honey Glazed Pork Chops at My Carolina Kitchen
Magic Mac and Cheese at The Painted Apron
Rye Yeast Rolls at Joy Bee Whats For Dinner
No Bake Hershey's Chocolate Bar Pie at The Kitchen Is My Playground

This Is How You Filled Your Plate With The Most Page Views
Chief Justice Williams Lemon Cake at Best of Long Island and Central Florida

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Background Story For 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, March 3, 2015

Ruben Potato Salad

I have been going through some of my older family recipes and saw this favorite. This potato salad is just filled with flavor and is a great side dish for a family meal or take to a covered dish event. I have made this potato salad for years and although it is a great winter time salad it is good all year round. It is delicious served hot or cold and is one of those dishes that the longer it sets the better it gets. We just love this potato salad and sure hope that you will too.

Ruben Potato Salad

Ruben Potato Salad

Monday, March 2, 2015

Meatballs In Red Cabbage Sauce

This awesome cabbage was just waiting to be picked from the garden this morning. I love taking a walk in the garden and coming back into the kitchen to create a brand new recipe. This recipe is a take off from a stuffed cabbage roll in a fantastic sauce. This dish has the best flavor and we served it over rice but it would be great with mashed potatoes. I just love having the cabbage dishes this month it always reminds me of my Irish heritage. I think that my Irish Grandmother would have loved this dish, we sure did and hope you will too.

Meatballs In Red Cabbage Sauce

Meatballs In Red Cabbage Sauce at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-1-15


March Is Here!

Snow On The Magnolias at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

And We Have A Winter Wonderland

Come on in the cottage and warm up by the fire we are still having winter here. We just made some hot chocolate and scones, so make yourself comfortable. I am planning the menu for next week and can't resist having some of my favorite early spring recipes on the plan. What are some of your favorite recipes for early spring, just leave me a comment and let me know.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 2-26-15

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

I am so happy to see all of you today, my goodness it is still so cold outside, hope you wore your ice skates you will need them to get down our road. We have had great food this month and I can't wait to see how we will close out the month of February 2015. We have been having lots of soups and real comfort food here at the cottage, cold weather just begs for nice warm food. I am sharing one of our favorites, Chicken Taco Stew, sure hope you enjoy it. Lets get your food on the table so we can get this party started!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Chicken and Veggie Cobbler

We love cobbler here at the cottage so why not combine some awesome chicken and veggies to make this wonderful cobbler. The fresh veggies and chicken are covered with a rich sauce and baked with a southern buttermilk biscuit with bacon. This is a hardy and comforting dish for a family meal or take it to a covered dish event. Left over, it tasted better the next day and freezes well for up to 1 month. Our family and friends have just loved this dish and sure hope you enjoy it!

Chicken and Veggie Cobbler

Monday, February 23, 2015

Chicken Taco Stew

Tex Mex and Southwest flavors are a staple here at the cottage and this Chicken Taco Stew diffidently  has a blend of these flavors.  This is a great stew that is easy to make and can be on the table in a short time, or left to simmer it just gets better.  I keep packages of chopped chicken in the freezer just for a recipe like this.  I package the freezer bags with 3 cups of chopped chicken which most, soups, stews, and casseroles call for.  It is also excellent for topping a salad.  We love this stew and hope you will enjoy it.

Chicken Taco Stew


Chicken Taco Stew at Miz Helen's Country Cottage