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Whats For Dinner Next Week, 6-16-24

Hello everyone and a special greeting to all the Fathers on this Fathers Day weekend. We are expecting a full house this weekend to honor my husband and some other fathers in our family. We are planning on a fantastic time with delicious food. Great food requires careful attention. Meal planning allows me to have a more organized meal time and gives me more time to enjoy family and friends at the event. 


Full Plate Thursday, 698

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, 698. I am so excited to see you here today, we have some really great features to share with you today. We are having some beautiful days and our little plants are loving it. We are actually planting some late garden that we feel sure will make harvest. It will be fun to watch the crops and even better to enjoy the harvest on our table. We are having our party on the garden patio where we can really enjoy the great outdoors. I have saved you a place at the table and thanks so much for coming to the party today!


Potluck Pasta Salad

  Our Potluck Pasta Salad is a perfect salad for any potluck gathering. This salad is easy to put together and has fresh garden vegetables which makes it a very healthy salad to take. We live in a country lake community, our lake shore line touches several small communities. We interact with several of those communities and participate in great potluck gatherings during the course of a month. This has been one of my favorite salad's to take. I rarely ever bring any back home with me.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 6-8-24

Hello everyone, it is so good to see you here on this sunny morning! We are actually going to be able to have a cook-out and enjoy being outdoors with no rain for a few days. I have made a inventory of our pantry and freezers, unfortunately we don't have that many fresh vegetables in our garden. We will be making a trip to the local farmers market to fill the order for our meal plan for the week. It will be fun to see what the market has to offer this week. 


Full Plate Thursday, 697

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, 697 and the month of June. We are going to have a great party today with the beginning of the summer season. We have some awesome features from last weeks party that I sure hope you enjoy. I love the summer food season from so many garden to table recipes and beautiful photo's of fresh foods. It is so good to see you here today, we have saved you a place at the table!


June Food and Recipe Basket: 2024

    This month we have some great foods in season that go from garden to table in the very best of fresh food. We get to spend a lot of time in the garden but if we are not growing the fresh fruit or vegetable that is in season, then we are off to the nearest farmers market. Some farmers markets are open year round now, but most are open by now. I love to carry all these fresh foods into my kitchen to create wonderful recipes for my family and friends.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 6-1-24

Good morning, it is a beautiful June day to enjoy planning a great meal plan for next week. I am so happy you can join me here on the screen porch today, ya'll know how I love the screen porch. We have had some pretty weather around our part of the world this spring, and we are so grateful for the rain, and the fact that we have not had any damage from surrounding storms. The weather looks like we will be able to do a little grilling this week and enjoy some fresh vegetables from the garden and the farmers market.


Full Plate Thursday, 696

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, 696 and our Top Ten Features edition. On the last party of the month we feature your top ten views from last weeks party! You sure picked some great post for this weeks Top Ten, I hope you enjoy them.  I hope that all of you had a safe Memorial Day with lots of good food and fellowship. Thanks so much for coming to the party today, we always look forward to your visits!


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 5-25-24

Hello everyone, I am posting the meal plan early this week in hopes that it will help you with your meal plan for the Memorial Day Weekend. We have got a great meal plan for our remembrance day picnic here at the cottage. I am so grateful to be a meal planner so that I don't have to run around at the last minute trying to figure out what to feed the folks. Our stores are so crowded on the holiday weekends that often times the shelves will be empty if you don't get there early. I have already done my shopping and have even completed some meal prep, we are all ready to enjoy our friends and family along with some great food!


Full Plate Thursday, 695

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday 695, come on in and find a place at the table. We are having our party on the main patio today so find your place at the table, we are saving you a seat! We have some great features for you to enjoy today from last weeks party. We are celebrating Memorial Day here at the cottage this coming weekend. We often times have a time of remembrance for all of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that we enjoy here in our country. I really appreciate you coming to the party today. Please have a safe Memorial Day weekend with great food and fellowship!


Memorial Day Bar-B Que Recipes

Memorial Day is a great day of remembrance here in our lake community. There are many festivities to mark the day, with personal picnics and community food fest. Through the years we have had cook-outs and picnics here at the cottage. These are some of the Bar-B-Que Recipes that we enjoy when we have a Memorial Day remembrance picnic. 


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 5-19-24

  Hello  everyone, I sure hope you are having a fantastic weekend. I have been working on the meal plan for this week and had a draft. Somehow the draft was lost in all the lighting storms we had. So this week is a little late, but I am determine to post this meal plan today! We are so grateful for all the spring rains that have filled our lake and rivers, and equally so we are so grateful to have a few days of sunshine to dry us out just a bit. I have already started my meal plan for today and it is going to be delicious! 


Full Plate Thursday, 694

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, 694. I am so happy to welcome you to the party today. Please join me on the garden patio, we can enjoy our party and look at the beautiful wild flower garden and enjoy some fresh vegetables. We have some very talented bloggers that are a part of our blogging community here and I am always so happy to feature their post every week. Be sure and stop by their blogs to check out their great post! Thanks so much for coming to the party today, your visits are always so special to me and others!


Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole

This Chicken With Broccoli and Rice Casserole recipe is a little unusual. Through the years I have learned to save and repurpose every morsel of food that could be saved or used in some way. This casserole is made up with mostly left overs and you would never know that it wasn't made fresh today. In today's economy the food prices are very high and still climbing. I try and help young families with growing their own vegetables, planning the meals and economizing wherever possible. This is a recipe that I made for a study group for young homemakers.