Saturday, July 4, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 7-5-15

We are having a fantastic 4th of July weekend celebration and hope you are enjoying your weekend. Looking forward to visiting with family and friends and having lots of great food. We will have a busy week coming up and hope to be doing a little canning, I am thinking of making some Blackberry Jam. We are getting lots of wonderful Blackberries this year. It is such a beautiful morning I am headed to the porch with my coffee to get inspired to make The Menu for next week.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 7-2-15

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Welcome July!

It is celebration week here in the good ole USA and we love the 4th of July here at The Cottage. We have been getting ready for the 4th of July parade and bake sale in our little village, it is always so much fun and a real celebration of our American Freedom. We are preparing lots of great food for our guest this weekend and I know that you are to. We are looking forward to see what you are sharing on the table with us today. If you are celebrating this weekend, please be safe and have a very special 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Black Eyed Pea Salad

When the black eyed peas are ready and cooking in the pot, one of the dishes I know we will be making is my favorite Black Eyed Pea Salad. I always make sure when I cook a pot of peas that there will be enough left over for the salad. We have been making this salad for more years than I can could count and is one of our favorites. It is a great salad to serve as a side dish, take on a picnic, or even as a great dip. I am excited to share one of our favorites with you today.

Black Eyed Pea Salad at Miz Helen's Country

Monday, June 29, 2015

Chocolate Cherry Cobbler

It's cherry season and we can't seem to get enough of these wonderful cherries.  We just love cherry pie, cherry jelly and jam and don't forget an old fashioned cherry cobbler.  Chocolate and cherries is such a delicious combination, I thought why not indeed, lets have a Chocolate Cherry Cobbler.  Oh my goodness all you chocolate lovers this is one you will be coming back for seconds, the fresh cherries in a thick sauce covered with a chocolate crust, yes you will just have to taste it.  This has quickly become a favorite at The Cottage and sure hope that you will enjoy it as much as we have.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 6-28-15

Summer is in full swing now, the lake is full, garden is growing, expecting house guest, the cottage is all a buzz.  Our meal plan this week will include the 4th of July Picnic, always lots of great food and fun.  We are picking out paint colors for The Cottage and will begin the painting process very soon, can't wait for the final touches, maybe I will share them with you. Come on back to the porch lets sit and have some Iced Tea and plan this menu.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 6-25-15

 Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Welcome to our last week in June and the beginning of Summer! Do you have summer bucket plans this year, I was going over my bucket list for summer 2015 and I better get started on it. One of the things we are doing this summer is re painting our house so I have been picking out colors for the exterior, it has been fun, maybe I will share the process with you later. I have a window full of tomatoes looking ripe and ready for a nice salad or a jar of salsa, oh how I love summer! I can't wait to see what you are sharing with us today, we have the best food at this party every week, you al are the greatest! From the outdoor kitchen, I am sharing my Grilled Chicken with Alabama White Sauce with you today and sure hope you enjoy it!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Grilled Chicken with Alabama White Sauce

It is so nice to be outdoors in the outdoor kitchen and enjoy the wonderful food that can be prepared on the grill. When we grill chicken sometimes we fill up the grill and then we freeze what we don't use that day or maybe sometimes we are just grilling for a crowd. Today we are grilling for a crowd and making some awesome sauce to go with this delicious chicken. Our chicken has a fantastic rub and will stand alone without any sauce but the sauce will defiantly kick it over the top. We just love this combination and sure hope that you will enjoy it.

Grilled Chicken with Alabama White Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Alabama White Sauce at Miz Helen's Country