Sunday, June 29, 2014

4th Of July Recipe Roundup

We have a wonderful picnic after our local parade on the Fourth of July and there is so much good food, it is a special part of the day. In different parts of our great country you will find everything from Hot Dogs and Hamburgers to Apple Pie and Watermelon. I am sharing with you some of our favorite foods for the Fourth of July!

Let Freedom Ring


Southwest Skillet Dip



Smoked Texas Brisket

Old Fashioned Fried Chicken


Mustard Potato Salad

Crisp Cole Slaw

Slow Cooker Baked Pintos

Corn and Green Chilis Casserole


The Picnic Cake 

Blackberry Cobbler 

Apple Hand Pies 

Best Cherry Pie 

No Bake Lemon Jar Pie 

Thanks so much for stopping by to celebrate with us today. Sure hope you have a wonderful safe and enjoyable holiday. Take care and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Whats For Dinner Next Week

We are getting ready for a big 4th of July celebration here in our little community. We have a great 4th of July parade, a bake sale, and lots of 4th of July activities. We are expecting family and friends to enjoy all the festivities with us this year so we will be doing a lot of cooking. Hope you are planning a big celebration for the weekend and will have a great time with family and friends! This is our menu for the week, hope you enjoy!
Let Freedom Ring!

Green Tossed Salad

Garlic Bread
Left Over
Blackberry Cobbler

Tossed Salad
Garlic Bread


Left Over
Apple Hand Pie


4th of July


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Full Plate Thursday 6-26-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

The last week in June, how can this be? We are having such a wonderful summer with rain and cool weather it gives us lots of back porch time, so come sit with me on the back porch today and we will just enjoy some of this Blackberry Cobbler that I am sharing with you. Our Blackberry bushes have been really producing some awesome berries. Have you been able to get some fresh vegetables or fruit from your garden or farmers market? I can't wait to see what wonderful summer creation you are bringing to share with us today, so lets get it on the table.

Its That Time In The Month To See How You Filled Your Plate Last Week
Top Ten
Orange Marmalade Baked Beans and Sausage at Happier Than A Pig In Mud

Taco Pie at Mostly Food and Crafts

Hawaiian Chicken at Just Winging It

HomemadeRestaurant Style Salsa at ABC Creative Learning

Citrus Chicken Thighs with Mustard Sauce at Living The Gourmet

Healthy Chicken Recipes at Mama's Blog Central

Crock Pot Zucchini and Squash Casserole at Moms with Crock Pots

Mexican Hummus at Lamberts Lately

Tijuana Burger at Love Bakes Good Cakes 

Homemade Baked Beans at Three Kids and A Fish 

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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, June 24, 2014

Grandma's Summer Camp

When our kids were home from school in the summer they always helped with the gardening, cooking, canning and general task that taught life skills. When they got older and began to bring their children to Grandma's for summer visits, I began to call that time Grandma's Summer Camp. I tried to always have some special project that they could complete in the time that they were with us and yet one that would teach a life skill. We have had everything from rigging your fishing pole, boat safety,outdoor camping skills, to meal planning, and sewing projects. At our Grandma's Summer Camp 2014, we did some gardening, meal planning, cooking 101, and a craft project where we made our own wrapping paper.

Helping With The Onion Harvest
That Was Really Hard Work

We Are Off To The Market To Fill The Shopping List From Our Meal Planning

What Are You and Your Mom Making Ella?
Snickerdoodles A Family Favorite
Snickerdoodles Recipe

Roll It Good

Ok, I've Got This Mom

Good Job Ella!

Art Appreciation 101
Little Fisher Boy

Back In The Kitchen
It's Pizza Night
Pizza Recipe

Roll That Pizza

Pat The Dough Out

 Ella Wanted Veggies and Lots of Cheese On Her Pizza

Backyard Camping 101

Craft Project
Decorating Brown Paper Bags For Fathers Day Gifts
Cut The Bottom of The Bag Off
Using Washable Markers Decorate The Brown Paper
Wrap The Gift and Tie It With Twine

Papa Loved The Paper and The Gift!

Mom Lauren perfected Roasting a Chicken and making Chicken Salad
Roasted Chicken Recipe

Chicken Salad Recipe

Some of our family have traveled all over the world and been entertained by some of the finest, but the memories they share the most are those that were made at summer camp or just being with family for special events and I am so grateful that I got to help make some of those precious memories. Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a look at our camp. I sure hope you will be able to have some summer memories for 2014!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen