Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Full Plate Thursday 8-17-17

Oh my goodness, what a busy week for some of you, school starting and getting back into that routine. It was pouring down rain here today on the first day of school and I felt for all the Mom's and Teachers with no outdoor time today. We have some awesome features from last week so be sure and stop by these great blogs to take a look at these delicious recipes. We are sure looking forward to seeing what you are sharing with us today.

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Asian Lettuce Wraps

We are 120 mile round trip to the nearest restaurant where we can get great lettuce wraps and I love lettuce wraps. The next best thing for me to take care of my desire for lettuce wraps is to make my own. There are so many inspirations on the web, and they are all very similar. My recipe is really not that different, I am just happy that we finally have a great recipe that our family loves. So now when we get that craving for those awesome lettuce wraps, I head to the kitchen and get busy.

Asian Lettuce Wraps at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, August 14, 2017

Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake

Sometimes I just have to have a gooey chocolate something and today this Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake is just the thing. This is a real easy cake recipe and is packed full of flavor with a frosting that puts the delicious topping on this cake. This is one of those cakes that even when the last slice is gone, (and it goes fast here at the cottage) you still wish there was just one on slice. This has been very popular at the covered dish dinners that I have brought it to and our family loves this one.

Chocolate Caramel Poke Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 8-13-17

We have actually had some really nice rains this past week and for August that is very unusual here in our part of Texas. Some of our schools are starting this coming week so fall is right around the corner. In making my meal plan this week, we will be looking in the freezer, and the pantry to make sure that we are using the products on hand before we start making plans for the fall. Along about the middle of August we begin to make that slow transition to fall. If you are thinking about meal planning as a part of organizing your school year, this is a great time to start.

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

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Full Plate Thursday 8-10-17 #340

It is August and it's actually raining here, what a nice surprise. Some of the old timers say it will be an early fall, I love all the signs of nature that let us know change is coming. We have some great features from last weeks party that you will sure want to check out. It is "Back To School" time so we have a special Kids Corner Feature. Every week we try some of the awesome recipes that you bring to share with us. You can always find the recipes that we try on our post "Whats For Dinner Next Week" that post every Saturday Morning. I am excited to start the party and see what you will be sharing this week!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Grilled Corn with Dill Butter

Grilled corn is good the year round and can be grilled indoors or out, but it is especially good in the summer. There is something very special about bringing the corn from the field or garden to the grill, it is so sweet and delicious. We enjoy different seasons on our corn but one of our favorites is dill butter. Today we are grilling some corn that will be finished out with delicious dill butter and the dill comes right out of our herb garden, it doesn't get any fresher than this.

Grilled Corn with Dill Butter at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, August 7, 2017

Mexican Tomato Pie

There is nothing like a nice basket of ripe tomatoes to inspire a new recipe. We sometimes use our green tomatoes to make a green tomato pie, but these ripe tomatoes have inspired me to make this Mexican Tomato Pie. I was torn between Italian or Mexican, but I remembered that I just made Italian Scalloped Tomatoes , so today we are having a Mexican dish. We love the way this recipe turned out, we will be making it again and again!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 8-6-17

We have had a great harvest in our garden this season and we are busy canning and preserving the wonderful vegetables. I always say the best part of the canning and preserving process is opening that delicious jar of vegetables when the snow is on the ground. Making a meal plan will help me save time when my kitchen is so busy and saves time at the market knowing just exactly what I need to complete my meals for the week.  I encourage you to make a meal plan, to save you time and your family money.

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Full Plate Thursday 8-3-17 #339

It is time to bring your awesome recipes to the screen porch, get a nice glass of ice cold tea and sit under the fan with us, it's August in Texas! We are rounding out our garden for the season and starting some of the end of season canning projects, be sure and look for our Preserving and Canning Features. Some folks are already getting ready for back to school days and others are on their vacations right before this summer comes to an end. We have a special Kids Corner Features, that gives lots of great ideas for back to school. I sure am looking forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us today, lets get this party started!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Food and Recipe Basket

What's In Season and How Do I Use It?

August in Texas is hot and sometimes dry. Often times our gardens really suffer from the heat, but there are some vegetables that continue to produce during this time. This year we have been blessed with more rain so our gardens are doing very well and the farmers markets are packed out with wonderful selections of fruits and vegetables. We are still getting some of the all time summer producers, like tomatoes, cucumbers, and melons. We do have some great vegetables that are in season for the month of August.

August Food and Recipe Basket at Miz Helen's Country Cottage