Saturday, March 17, 2018

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-18-18

Spring officially arrives this week and our meal plan will sure reflect that we have turned the page from winter to spring. This has been a long rough winter for lots of folks. We really make good use of the cabbage this time of the year and will be having it in various recipes this week. We will be ending the week with some great Basketball and our special Beirocks a tradition for our Big Game Parties.

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Full Plate Thursday #371

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday and the week of the Irish! We are celebrating our Irish here at the cottage with lots of wonderful family favorites. The Basketball March Madness is going strong and our family traditionally make Beirocks ( German Stuffed Bun), these are very special little buns. I know that all of you have some special dishes that you will be sharing this week and we can't wait to see what you will be sharing. Lets get the party started!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Irish Muffins

I made these muffins the other day for my husband so we could have some nice warm muffins with our morning coffee. This muffin recipe is made very similar to my Irish Soda Bread recipe and I could just imagine my Irish Grandmother taking these muffins out of her wood burning oven and sitting down to have coffee with my Grandpa. I love how food brings back so many wonderful memories for us and how we can keep passing our good memories along to our family and friends.

Irish Muffins at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, March 12, 2018

Beirocks (German Stuffed Bun)

Every year around March Madness Time our family and friends like to get together and make Beirocks. They are a great little bun that is filled with meat, vegetables and great flavor, perfect for a nice round of Basketball or just a great visit with family and friends. Beirocks originated in Russia known at that time as Pirogi, it made its way to Eastern Europe and the German's renamed the little bun a Beirocks. They eventually migrated to the mid western United States and became very popular in Kansas and Nebraska.   We lived for a time in Kansas and our youngest son and his family still live there. I was hooked on Beirocks the first time I ever had one and have made many recipes through the years, but this by far is the best.

Beirocks (German Stuffed Bun) at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-11-18

The week of the Irish has arrived and it is so much fun to write the meal plan for this week. I love going back through our families Irish recipes and remembering so many wonderful meals with my Grandparents and other family, I can hear my Grandpa playing Irish tunes on the fiddle and the family laughter. The food was always simple but amazing and this is the week that we get to reflect back on that heritage and enjoy this time with our family and friends.

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

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Full Plate Thursday # 370

March is here and we are actually having some very welcome Spring weather! Hope you will come in and find your place at the table, I can't wait to see what all of you will be sharing today! We have some really great features from last week and I hope you will stop by these awesome bloggers to check out their post and say hello while you are there.

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Herb Skillet Bread

I grew up with my Grandmother and Mother making homemade bread almost for every meal. I still love homemade bread and although I don't make it for every meal, we really enjoy it when it is fresh from the oven. The Herb Skillet Bread recipe that I am making today is a very easy recipe and has a delicious flavor almost like a sour dough. No worries about what to do with the left overs, here at the cottage there are no left overs when this bread is on the table.

Herb Skillet Bread at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, March 5, 2018

Grandma's Dublin Coddle

I remember having this Dublin Coddle at my Irish Grandma's cottage many times. A Dublin Coddle is a traditional Irish comfort dish that can be found on many Irish tables on any given day in the week. The traditional recipe has Irish potatoes, sausage and bacon that is made into a stew. My Grandparents grew cabbage on their farm so my Grandma added cabbage to her Dublin Coddle, giving it a wonderful flavor. This is a great dish that brings back so many memories for me, my family always gets excited when I make this recipe.

Grandma's Dublin Coddle at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-4-18

Happy March

What a beautiful day we are having here in the country today. We ended up having over 10 inches of rain in the past few weeks so it is great to have a few dry days and see that there really is still a sun. I love all the wonderful Irish recipes of March and I have already put some of my Irish Family recipes to enjoy this month. It is always a wonderful time to get in touch with my Irish roots and to enjoy some really great food!

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