Wednesday, April 26, 2017
I am so happy to see you today on this beautiful spring day in the country. I hope that you enjoy looking at the lovely spring flowers on your way out today, they are really showing off their colors. Spring is new and fresh and brings wonderful new recipes and fresh goodness to our tables. I always look forward to your wonderful creations that you share with us each week. Lets get the party started the tables will fill up fast!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
We were having a Mexican Food theme for one of our covered dish suppers recently and wanted to take something different. I thought why not have a Mexican Skillet Pie. I have a large collection of Iron Skillets and everyone is always excited to see the surprise that I have in the skillet. It was so much fun developing this recipe, it is so easy and delicious. This recipe is very flavorful and I am so happy to share it with you today.
Monday, April 24, 2017
We love Tex Mex flavors here at the cottage and our Grilled Chicken Fajita Roll Ups recipe is filled with that south of the border flavor. As soon as grilling season is here we head to the outdoor kitchen with a tray full of these roll ups. This recipe is very easy to put together and full of Tex Mex flavors and will serve a nice family dinner or a fun grilling party for friends.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
I picked early peas from the garden yesterday so we will be having those on our meal plan this week. I just love the fresh smell of the peas when they are being picked and I always have to try a couple right there in the garden and these are delicious. I took a spring inventory of the pantry this week, just checking the items that we used during the winter months and making a list for the pantry items we will be needing for the spring and summer months. Taking periodic inventories of the pantry and freezer helps with making our meal plans every week.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Hope you all had a wonderful Pass Over and Easter season. We are enjoying such beautiful weather this week and some great left overs. I thought we would meet on the patio by the upstairs garden today. I am about ready to pick the early pea's in the garden, they look beautiful. It is so good to see you at the party this week and can hardly wait to see what you are sharing today. Be sure and look at the delicious recipes that are featured this week.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
When we have beef short ribs it is a real treat on our table. I have used several different recipes through the years, but the Apple Braised Beef Short Ribs recipe is definitely our favorite. These ribs are cooked slow and easy with a mix of flavorful vegetables and a kick of apple. The spice mix for this recipe is simple yet leaves these ribs something to remember and ask for again and again. We are serving the ribs on a creamy polenta and drizzled the gravy on top. This is a wonderful meal.
Monday, April 17, 2017
When we bake a Country Ham we always have some left over. Through the years we have developed several recipes for the left over ham and Creamy Ham and Pea Soup is one of our favorites. This is a very creamy soup with a very fresh flavor topped with a hint of cheese. It only takes a few minutes to put this soup together and can be on the table in no time. We just love this soup anytime, but is really good on a cold rainy day.