Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Full Plate Thursday 5-26-2016 #277

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

We sure are excited to see you today for our last post of May and our Top Ten Features!  On the last party of the month we always feature our Top Ten from the week before, its a fun time for everyone.  There are so many awesome recipes that will be here today for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend.  I can't wait to see what all of you will be bringing today so lets get this party started!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Patriotic Door Wreath

I love to hang a lovely wreath on my door.It is always so warm and inviting and here at the cottage very seasonal. I have made many wreaths through the years and always try to keep them from season to season, add to them and just keep using them. In time however they begin to wear and must go by the wayside. Last year I retired my Patriotic Door Wreath, so this year I get to make a new one and thought you might like to help me out with that project.

Patriotic Door Wreath at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, May 23, 2016

Old Black Pot Buttermilk Chicken

When our family is cooking a meal together and someone say's which pot do you want and the reply is "The Old Black Pot", that means something really good is about to happen. The Covered Iron Skillet was handed down to me from my Grandmother and is one of my prized  skillets, the skillet is very deep with a 3-1/4 inch depth.  We have certain recipe's that use this deep iron skillet with a lid, and it is kept in a certain place in the pantry.  We are making one of those recipes today, Old Black Pot Buttermilk Chicken.  The Buttermilk Chicken is an old southern recipe that brings back memories of fried chicken on a Sunday afternoon with the family.

Old Black Pot Buttermilk Chicken at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Whats For Dinner Next Week 5-22-16

When making my meal plan one of the things I always check is the weather, because it makes a difference if we can cook outdoors, which we love to do. It has rained for 6 days in a row, and we are looking for sunshine.I am hoping to be able to use the grill this weekend and enjoy the sunshine again. I am going with a friend to the new farmers market tomorrow so I can't wait to get something fun to go on the menu for next week.

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Full Plate Thursday 5-19-16 #276

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Come on in and join us we are out on the back porch today. It has been raining a little today so we have our food table on the porch to enjoy all the wonderful food that you will be bringing. I love sitting on the porch when it is raining, it is so fresh and clean smelling.Find a place at the table and lets get the party started, we are so glad you are here today thanks so much for coming!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Abundant Spring Harvest

We have just completed our spring harvest for onions and some of our other early garden vegetables. We usually plant about 250 to 300 onions in January and then harvest in May or early June.This year we had so much rain that the harvest came a bit early, and everything is just beautiful. We usually have enough onions to last us most of the year round.I very rarely buy onions at the farmers market. We have an all organic garden and make our own compost, which helps us have such a great garden. We rotated our onion patch from the lower garden to the upstairs garden this year. We always like to rotate our crops every 2 to 3 years to help the ground rest.

Abundant Spring Harvest at Miz Helens Country Cottage

Monday, May 16, 2016

Nana's Green Pea Salad

I don't think I can remember going to a church or community potluck dinner and not seeing a Green Pea Salad. Every family most likely has their own and some that I have had through the years have been really good. This recipe or one close to it has been in our family a very long time. This is the recipe that our family just loves, it has gone on the picnic, to the potluck, graduations, and even wedding rehearsal dinners. I am getting ready to serve it at a very special homecoming for one of our kids and I know they will love it!

Nana's Green Pea Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage