Saturday, July 30, 2016

Whats For Dinner Next Week 7-31-16

We sure have been busy here in the Cottage kitchen, it is canning season. The real hot weather is coming fast so we are trying to harvest as many of our vegetables as we can before we loose them to the heat. The kitchen is a busy place, so when we are making our meal plan we want recipes to use garden vegetables and won't take very much time to prepare. This is a fun time of the year to make meal plans, so let's get to it.

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Full Plate Thursday 7-28-16 # 286

It's the last Thursday of the month and that means we have our Top Ten Features List!These are the Top Ten Page Views from the week before and it is always exciting to see who YOU choose. Our summer temperatures have surely arrived and we are staying indoors or in the pool more and more to stay out of the heat. Our taste always turns to something a little cooler to eat and drink so I can't wait to see what you will bring to share with us today!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

15 Summer Grilling Recipes

When the summer heat comes, we head for the grill. We love to take every opportunity to cook in the outdoor kitchen, keeping all that heat out of the house. In addition to keeping that heat out of the house grilling just brings a special favor that you can't get any other way.These are some of our favorite grilling recipes for summer and sure hope you enjoy them!

15 Summer Grilling Recipes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, July 25, 2016

Banana Pudding with Shortbread Cookies

I was recently visiting with a friend and she was telling me about this awesome Banana Pudding. I asked her for the recipe and what she told me was "oh you know, those Shortbread Cookies and some bananas and pudding." Like so many of us, that's the way I often times have received a recipe through the years. So I have to say that this is my version of the verbal recipe that I received from my friend. I know one thing for sure, she was absolutely right the pudding is so rich and delicious. Our family just loved this dessert and we will be making it again and again.

Banana Pudding with Shortbread Cookies at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Whats For Dinner Next Week 7-24-16

Before I sit down to start my meal plan each week, I like to check my garden in the summer to see what fresh vegetables we will be able to use in our meal plans. I spend some time in the garden very early this morning checking to see what we can harvest in the next week to be used in our meal plans, now I am ready to take a break sit here on the porch and write this meal plan. I still hear the sound of my kids when they would come home from their school day and say Whats For Dinner, and I would always say it's on The Menu Board!

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Full Plate Thursday 7-20-16 # 285

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, it is good to surround ourselves with friends and family at this time in our world. During times of turmoil food becomes a very important part of the peace and comfort that comes to folks as we process and heal from the tragedy that may have been surrounding us. We have the greatest cooks that bring such fantastic food to our party every week and I count all of you as my friends and thank you so much for coming today.

Full Plate Thursday 7-20-17  # 285 At Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Southwest Salad with Spicy Dressing

This Southwest Salad has a spicy dressing that makes it a real hit.We love the combination of all the fresh garden vegetables that this salad has along with that special dressing. This is a great salad that will serve as a stand alone salad or a great side. I have taken this salad to many picnics, covered dish dinners and family dinners, the bowl is always empty when I bring it home. It goes without saying that this is one of our favorite salads.

Southwest Salad with Spicy Dressing at Miz Helen's Country Cottage