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Full Plate Thursday, 507

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, we are so excited to see all of you at the party today. Last week we had so many wonderful post, we truly do have some of the best cooks on the planet that come to this party. We are having a true Texas fall, last week we enjoyed a little fire in the patio fireplace to keep us cozy and this week we are looking for a fan because summer has returned. I can't wait to see what you will be bringing to share with us today, it's going to be a great party!


Roasted Spicy Sweet Potatoes

We love sweet potatoes here at the cottage and our Roasted Spicy Sweet Potatoes are a favorite. We live in a rural area that produces a lot of sweet potatoes and during harvest time they are plentiful, fresh and delicious. We grow sweet potatoes here in our vegetable garden and these potatoes came right out of the garden. They are seasoned with a delicious spice mix and then roasted, until tender on the inside and just roasted on the outside. These sweet potatoes will be a great side dish for any meal and I have even used these potatoes in a soup and a casserole. I like to make a pan of this recipe and freeze them for stews, soups, and casseroles, this is a very versatile recipe.


Slow Cooker Spicy Orange Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Spicy Orange Pork Loin has the best flavor and is so moist and melts in your mouth. This is the best recipe for pork loin that I have had in a very long time. The seasons for this recipe is a spicy combination of sweet heat and one that we just love here at the cottage. As the pork loin slowly cooks it produces a wonderful sauce that is used to cover the pork loin right before serving. This will be a very special pork loin to serve for any special occasion or a casual get together for friends and family.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 10-18-20

Good Morning everyone, I was going to sit on the screen porch to make this meal plan, but I am staying in this morning it is a little more than sweater weather. Fall has truly arrived and I am excited about a fun week here at the cottage.


Full Plate Thursday,506

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday on a crisp fall day. Our table will be full of wonderful warm and cozy food for a great get together with friends. We have some amazing features this week from some very talented bloggers that I am sure you will want to stop by and visit with. We are starting to rake leaves, and look for a sweater in our 46 degree temperature. I invite you to come out on the stone patio today where we have the fire going in the fireplace, it will be real cozy. I am looking forward to seeing you today and can't wait to taste what you are sharing. Thanks so much for coming to the party, you are the greatest!


Slow Cooker Chicken & Noodles

Slow Cooker Chicken & Noodles is an old fashioned recipe for chicken & noodles that we have placed in the Slow Cooker as a matter of convenience. This recipe is pure comfort and will make any day a little brighter. Recently when my husband was sick with the virus, this is one of the recipes that he enjoyed the most, it is so easy on the tummy and really warms the soul. This is such a simple recipe to put together with a great combination of spices. If you should have any left over, it can be frozen for up to 3 months. We serve it with a simple salad and it is a wonderful meal.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 10-11-20

Our meal plan this week is full of wonderful fall recipes, one of my favorite recipes for Slow Cooker Chicken and Cornbread Dressing is on the menu. We are having such a beautiful fall, the weather has been perfect for being outdoors and enjoying nature. We are working on getting the garden ready for winter and some of the beds cultivated for plantings. I have a trip to the apple orchard planned so I will be having some awesome apple recipes on the meal plan this week.


Full Plate Thursday,505

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, come on back to the garden patio, we are carving up some fun pumpkins today. Have you started to carve pumpkins yet, it is sure that time of the fall. We are beginning to see pumpkins and goblins everywhere, I just love to watch the little ones get so excited about picking our their very own pumpkin to carve or (help carve). We have some great features today from last weeks party, be sure and take a look at them, these are great blogs! I am excited to see what you will be sharing with us today, find your spot at the table and lets get started!


Apple Nut Cake

Apple Nut Cake is one of those "go to" recipes for me here at the cottage. It is a delicious dessert cake that can fit in with any occasion. The spicy apples bring an unexpected flavor to the cake and helps to make it a family favorite. I like to keep this recipe pantry ready as it is one of those recipes that can be made at the last minute and comes out like you have been working on it all day.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 10-4-20

We are so excited to welcome October and the wonderful festival and fall foods of the season. Although the fall festivals will be a little different this year some are still having them while staying within the health guidelines of our county and state. I am planning a couple of our very favorite fall recipes for this weeks meal plan. I just got back from taking my inventory of food I have in the storage bins in the barn. We have very little production in the garden this time of the year. I am hopinig that I have enough on hand that I don't have to go to the village to the market this week.


Full Plate Thursday,504

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday and our Top Ten Features Week! We are having a great week here at the cottage, I am able to unpack some of the boxes from the storage where the construction has been completed, it just like Christmas! The Ranch House Soup that I served last week is posted on the blog this week if you would like to have the recipe. We have a great Top Ten Features List which is put together from your page views. We present the Top Ten on the last post of the month, every month and it is so much fun! Thanks so much for coming today, it is great to see you here!


Italian Flatbread Pizza

I love these little individual pizza's, I have made them up for many different functions and they are always a hit. The pizza's that I have made today are coming from an abundance of basil in our herb garden, there is nothing better than picking a basket of fresh basil and having it on a great pizza. This pizza is easy to assemble and you can be serving your guest in no time. The Italian flavors are great with the fresh basil!


Ranch House Soup

Our Ranch House Soup is a soup that could be found in a lot of ranch houses around our part of the country when we were growing up. My husband grew up on a cattle ranch and he remembers a soup like this that his Mom would make for all the ranch hands, he said that it would just be simmering away on the burner of the stove and you could smell it the minute you came in the door. The soup is full of wonderful hearty vegetables with a full range of Tex-Mex flavors. One bowl of this soup is never enough.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 9-27-20

Fall arrived here at the cottage with a nice chilly rain and a feeling that the season was changing. We are about half way through with our construction project so I am still looking for recipes that I can cook in a small space and still be delicious. Actually my kitchen here at the cottage is very small, so I am used to cooking in a small space. That is the fun part of meal planning meeting the challenge that life brings to us and still making great meals for our family.