Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Full Plate Thursday 1-13-2011

Last Week's Features
I was overwhelmed with gratitude for all of you who came to our grand opening last week. I shall be forever thankful for your kindness and all your wonderful food that you brought to share with everyone.

Every week I would like to feature a Plate Full Of Food and this is how I filled my plate last week.
To get me going I had some coffee with Kari's Maple Cappuccino
To go along with my coffee from the Retro Housewife Coffee Glazed Donuts
I started with a wonderful soup from Bethany at The Big Red Pot Tuscan Fish Soup

On my Dinner Plate from Joy at Kitchen Flavors Pork Curry With Potatoes
From Donna at My Tasty Journey Vegetable Fritters
From Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker Spoon Rolls
And for Dessert from The Peach Kitchen Strawberry Banana Trifle
In the afternoon I had a great cookie from Amy at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free Vegan Health Bar Cookie
It was all so good! All you ladies please take this Red Plate Home with you if you like.

Full Plate Thursday Background Story
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".
I have just a few suggestions before you leave your dish and fill your plate.
  • Link directly to your recipe and not to your web page
  • Scroll down to the button that says "click here to enter"
  • You will be asked to give your URL ( which will be your direct link to your post), the name of your recipe, and your email which we will not be able to see.
  • Then you will be asked to select a thumbnail from your post that will be uploaded to your entry.
  • Please include a link back to Full Plate Thursday, somewhere on your post. We will give you a gentle reminder if you forget...
  • Please leave me a comment before you leave the page and let me know that you are here, I want to be a good hostess.
  • Don't forget to visit with all the others, after all that is part of the fellowship that makes it so much fun, in addition to all the good food of course...
  • Grab The Full Plate Button if you like and take it home with you.
  • Now God Bless you and your food and everyone fill your plate!


  1. Hi Miz Helen, Thank you for having my Pork Curry on your dinner plate. Hope you have enjoyed it! Will grab the red plate and place it on my side bar! I've submitted a vegetable stir-fry dish for this week. Thank you again for hosting!

  2. What a neat background story...that is so special. :) Thanks again for the invite!

  3. Hi Miz Helen, thanks so much for hosting! Can't wait to see all the yummy dishes being brought to Full Plate Thursdays this week!

  4. Thanks for hosting Full Plate Thursday! I look forward to checking out the wonderful dishes.

  5. Thanks Miz Helen for featuring me on Full Plate Thursday this week:) Your Sweet Potato Tamale Dessert in the other post looks so good!

  6. Miz Helen,

    Thanks so much for inviting me to Full Plate Thursday! Can't wait to see what goodies turn up!

  7. Dear Helen

    I really enjoyed hearing the story behind Full Plate Thursday. Thanks for being such a gracious hostess. Have a fabulous week!


  8. Miz Helen, I am sharing a delicious banana bread. Bananas are always available so this is even great to make in winter. Thanks so much for hosting, I can't wait to fill my plate!

  9. Hi Miz Helen! I've come to fill my plate with you :). I brought some chocolate pancakes for party, hope you like them. Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  10. Hi Miz Helen!
    This is my first time linking up, thanks for inviting me to your wonderful hop! I added my homemade applesauce and canning post. Thanks! :)

  11. He, he, I think that I have linked my entry twice:) If I have, just erase one. Great idea, Miz Helen!

  12. Thanks for hosting. I am so glad to have found your blog. Always love new recipes.

  13. It is so great that you do this! I enjoy it verry much. I will look for what I can bring!

    Greetings from Holland.


  14. Thanks so much for hosting. Everything looks delicious!

  15. Here's something quick and easy for the first course -- or for lunch -- Tomato Bean Soup. It works either in the crockpot or the stovepot.

  16. Hi I am linking up for the first time - my spicy chicken cakes with horseradish aioli. Thanks for hosting!

  17. Thanks so much for hosting this! I've enjoyed learning from a few different posters and can't wait to add their recipes to my collection :)

  18. Thank you for hosting! Looking forward to reading the other contributors . . .


  19. Thanks for hosting, there is always such good recipes to be explored.


  20. Thank you for the feature AND for hosting again!!!
    (and never fear, your link is up....I was just moving slower than normal today:) Darn Thursday;) hahahahahahaha....

  21. Hello! Thanks again for hosting this week! So glad I can participate.

    This week, I am bringing over a recipe from a couple of months ago. This Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili needs to show up on my menu plan again soon!

  22. Thank you for inviting me to join. What a great idea.

    I can't wait to check out some of these great recipes and enjoy new blogs.

    Bibi @ Daily Organized Chaos

  23. Hi Miz Helen! Thanks for hosting- I am so happy to be able to share my recipes on your blog!
    This week my recipe is Green Bean Salad With Artichoke Hearts And Olives. It is a beautiful salad and it's very healthy too!

  24. Enjoyed that story from your early marriage. Seems particularly relevant in these recessionary times.

    Thanks for your invitation to join... and thanks for hosting! Blessings,

    e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen}

    P.S. I linked my Greek Lasagna from last week, as you requested. I also linked this week's recipe, Turkey Meatloaf w/ Thyme. You can delete one if you want. ღ

  25. Thank you Miz Helen. My blog was originally called "Heidi's Full Plate" until that name was swiped. I linked up a family favorite "Can't Leave Alone Bars". Thanks for hosting!

  26. Thank you for hosting this fun linkup. I enjoyed finding new blogs to read and recipes that I can add to my weekly menu plans.

  27. Miz Helen,this is a great party!! Thanks for hosting! I always enjoy your blog.

  28. Thanks.. I'm sorry I'm not gonna be able to join this week..I'll see you next thursday!

  29. Thanks for the invite Helen, I'm all linked up! Looks like a popular event :)

  30. Thanks for hosting! I'm excited to see the new recipes. :)

  31. Thanks for inviting me over to your linky. I just linked up with Chocolate Trifle.

  32. Thanks for hosting...I just linked up with my Italian Chicken & Veggie Soup recipe and also one for Banana Chocolate Chip Bread.
    Can't wait to check out everyone's recipes!

  33. Hey Miss Sweetiecakes! Sorry I am a bit late to the party, but the snow up here in the north seriously put a damper on my blog visits! Not to worry though because I whipped up some quick and easy chicken parmigiana by Mark Bittman to share with this hungry crew! Thanks so much for hosting this lovely linky party! Big hugs! alex

  34. Thank you for the invite. Food and fellowship is a precious thing.

  35. Hi Miz Helen, Wow, what a great turnout this week! I've submitted another recipe! Have a lovely day!

  36. Good morning Miz Helen. Thank you so much for your comment you left on my Spicy North Carolina Pulled Pork post. I am honored! I can't wait to see all the new recipes for this week!
    Denise@Thoughts from a soldiers wife


Your visit has been very special. I look forward to your comments, they are like opening little gifts. Thank you for stopping by and hurry back!
Miz Helen