Full Plate Thursday 2-3-11

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday. I am so happy that you were able to come be with us today. We got the snow plow out and shoveled the walks, so come on in this house and get warm, we have the coffee on the stove. Last week we had 112 guest that came and brought wonderful food and we had great fellowship. We are looking forward to a great crowd this week with lots of great food and fellowship.
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This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
 BJ at Sweet Nothings Coffee West Texas Style
Holly at Beneath The Oak Tree Strawberry Butter
Morning Snack
Louanne at Louanne's Kitchen White Bean Salad
Cara at The Boys Made Me Do It Rustic Apple Crostata
Morning Snack
Brittany at Real Sustenance Raw Cacao Raspberry Avocado Smoothie
The Adventures of Miss Mommy   Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca
     April at The Life and Times of The 21 st Century Housewife Parsnip Potato and Leek Gratin
Desi at Steak N Potatoes Kinda Girl Garlic and Lemon Roasted Asparagus
Sunshine and Smile Apple Grapefruit Cake
I Hope That Each Of You Will Take This Special Red Plate Home With You 
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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!

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Hi Miz Helen! I feel so honored to be featured this week with my Strawberry Butter! Your Full Plate Thursday is such a wonderful place to meet new friends and find delicious new recipes! Thanks for hosting!!

  2. Some of my favorites this week and new ones I'd love to add. Thanks for hosting again!

  3. Love all the recipes on your plate. Great selection.

    Thank you fro hosting again.I linked up my Sunshine Meatloaf this week.

  4. Thanks for the Red Plate honor and hosting again this week. This week I brought Orecchiette with Pulled Pork Sugo. Stay warm!


  5. Well, Miz Helen, I am mighty honored to accept this adorable RED PLATE FEATURE. Thanks so much. How fun!!

  6. Hi Miz Helen , Thanks for this hosting....

  7. Thanks Miz Helen for featuring my Apple Cake. I am glad you liked it:) Today i am sharing a very typical Indian dish .. Palak Daal/ Red Lentils with Spinach. Happy Thursday!

  8. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen. I brought whole wheat pancakes.

  9. I have thought and thought about your opening paragraph- how even tho it was a time of tight means, those early days are some of your favorite memories! We are in Scotland for my husband to do a PhD and while we both have part-time jobs, he's not engineering any more! We and 2 other couples swap every Sunday night and put together a nice Sunday dinner. I never would have imagined such fun friends abroad or the great times we are having! I have shared your comment with them and we agree that we will really miss these days, even when we have our homes again and real pay checks! Sop, thank you for that perspective- it's not often that a blog makes me stop and think. ;)
    Also, thanks so much for featuring my lemony chicken saltimbocca! As soon as I figure out how to add your button, I sure will!
    Give Dallas (my home town1) all my love-

    Miss Mommy {Emily}

  10. Hi Miz Helen!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this week and inviting me to be a part of this meal and fellowship.

    Today I'm bringing Thai Shrimp Bisque, perfect for those still dealing with winter weather :)

    Thanks again!


  11. Everything looks great! Thanks for hosting! I bought the BBQ sauce and beef ribs.

  12. Miz Helen - what an honor. Thank you for recognizing my recipe. I truly appreciate it!! And thank you for hosting this fun link up party every week!

  13. Wow, looks like you ate quite well ;) Thanks for hosting!

  14. Good morning Miz Helen, sharing a delicious and easy Salted Pecan Squares, they are good! Thanks for hosting!

  15. Hi Miz Helen! I'm your newest follower via thecountry cook. I've add my Porcupine Meatballs for all to share! Great Blog!

  16. Thank you for featuring my soup from last week -- I'm so glad you liked it!

    This week I've brought a Corn, Tomato, Celery and Onion Salad (it could also be a side dish). On wintry days I don't always want to go shopping for fresh salad fixings, but I usually have the makings of this in my refrigerator/pantry.

  17. Thanks for hosting FPT!! This week I linked up some pumpkin cornbread.

    Just wanted to say that I recently made your comfort casserole and it was delicious. The whole family really enjoyed it!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes!

  18. There are so many yummy recipes here! Thanks for your warm comments on my blog. I hope you get a chance to try the Sweet & Sour Meatballs :) ~Alana~

  19. Oh my, there is a lot of delicious food here! Thanks for the invitation!

  20. Thanks for featuring my garlic and lemon roasted asparagus from last week! Today I am linking up some chicken fingers w/ spicy avocado sauce!

  21. Hi Miz Helen! I'm sorry I'm late. I've brought a "new to me" dish of Eggplant and Mushroom Parmesan. There's a lot of good food around here today. I'm going sampling! Thanks so much for hosting! Candace

  22. Hi Miz Helen!
    This week I am linking to my new post that has lots of ideas for healthier (and yummy!) snacks for watching the big game. And, while not quite as healthy, there are a lot of cookie ideas too!
    Thanks for hosting!

  23. What a wonderful gathering you have here! I can't wait to glean from the wonderful recipes here. I'm sharing my Italian Green Beans. Thank you for being such a friendly hostess! : )


  24. I have so many fond memories of cooking to keep the wolf away when I was young and sharing dig in NYC. We would often do impromptu dinners. Those who could cook did and those who couldn't bought! I was just learning to cook then and sometimes my entries left much to be desired... then we were all grateful that there was pizza nearby! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  25. Hi Miz Helen,
    I'm so glad that you stopped by in Normandy today because then I discovered you & your great blog.
    Thanks too for the invitation to join Full Plate day, I've just linked up & am now your newest follower.
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear lady.

  26. Thanks Miz Helen for inviting me to your party. It's a very nice place that you have here!

  27. I have the stylish blogger award up on my blog today. Come over and check it out! And thanks again.:)

  28. Thanks for inviting me to link up! Everyone's dishes look so yummy! :)

  29. Hi Miz Helen,

    I'm late again but I'm here! And number 100 at that - that must be good luck! I'm bringing a Super Bowl dish to the party this week. Thanks for hosting and have a fantastic weekend!

  30. I'm new to your site! Thanks for hosting!

  31. Thank you for the invitation! I'll add you to my weekly list of foodies. :)

  32. Sorry, I'm a little late linking up this week, but I made it. I linked up the best bread I ever ate, hands down.


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