Showing posts from March, 2011

Full Plate Thursday 3-31-11

Hi, I am so glad to see you today. I hope you had a beautiful drive out today. Be sure and walk around in the garden and look at that beautiful White Wisteria that is in full bloom, and it smells heavenly. I am so hungry so lets get this food on the table, I can't wait to see what you brought today. Thank you so much for coming out and I hope you enjoy your day with us. White Wisteria This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Lemon Cranberry Muffins Denise at Creative Kitchens Breakfast Smoothies Jackie at Loving My Domestic Life Morning Snack Cinnamon Rolls   Jill at Boys Bovines and Blessings Lunch Ham and Cheese Pockets Christy at Organic Princess No Bake Cornflake Cookie Amanda at The Paisley Cupcake Minty Milkshake Hollie at The Seven Cottage   Afternoon Snack Baked Fudge Sugar Free Heart of A Country Home Mango Mint Sherbeta Cooling Mango Nisa at Cooking Is Easy Dinner Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin Katernina at Culinary Flavors Baked Egg in

Our Daily Bread

This is a wonderful Bread recipe that was passed down to me by my Aunt Faye, who called it Our Daily Bread. She made the recipe at least once a week and sometimes twice she was a wonderful cook. I still miss her sometimes, but I have fond memories when I make the bread. This bread is a great family bread that is delicious, light with a crusty crust. I can't eat just one slice! Our Daily Bread Warm The Milk and Butter   Proof The Yeast Mix The Flour With The Liquid Stand On The Stool So You Are Tall Enough  To Knead The Dough Knead The Dough Let The Dough Rise Double In Size Let The Dough Rise  A Second Time In The Loaf Pan Let It Cool Before Slicing Enjoy! Our Daily Bread Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 2 packages of instant yeast or 2 cakes of yeast 1 cup milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm 1 1/2 cups water 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup shortening 1/4 cup butter 6 cups flour Additional melted bu

Whats For Dinner Next Week: Southwest Tilapia Chowder

Spring is really here everything is getting green and all the spring plants are in bloom. What a beautiful day for you to take a drive to the country. We are just having our coffee out here on the patio so come on back and join us. The other day Sno White of   Finding Joy In My Kitchen stopped by and asked me how many people I cooked for every week. Usually it's just me and Honey Bunny, but a lot of the time someone just drops by about meal time, because they know I can always fill an extra plate at my table. On holidays it is not unusual to have 30 or more.In the summer on week ends when family and friends are coming to the lake, it could be from 4 to 40.  My leftovers are planned and we either have them the next day for lunch or it goes in the freezer. I make up freezer meals for my husband, so when he works outside the home, he just grabs a dinner  from the freezer and he is set.  Well you know me I just go on and on, we better get to that menu.

Quiet Time: For Japan

  My White Wisteria is in bloom, it is a very old plant with very delicate blooms. The beautiful aroma of it's scent fills the garden. I am reminded of so many times in life when a flower or tree blooming at a certain time of year will touch our memory of times gone by. Sometimes it is a special occasion like a wedding, birthday, anniversary, graduation or the death of someone we loved.  Today as I sit here in the stillness of my garden looking at the beautiful Wisteria Blooms I am reminded of the people of Japan. I think that every spring when the Wisteria blooms I will be reminded of the great loss of their people. The stillness of their once busy villages, the laughter, the history all gone and left with just the faint memories of smells and pictures in the mind of time gone by.  When I look at the Wisteria I will see a million tears for the people of Japan and a million little prayers for a strong nation that will survive. Would you join me in a moment of silence for Japan

Full Plate Thursday 3-24-11

Happy Spring it's here at last! I am so happy that you could come out to the country today.We have a great day planned and I cant hardly wait to see what you have brought for us to enjoy. Thank you so much for coming and I hope you will come back to see us real soon. This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Breakfast Crapes Lyuba at Will Cook For Smiles Breakfast Rice   Elizabeth at Modern Gal Rib Sticking Cultured Milk Breakfast Sharon at The Woodwifes Journal Morning Snack Banana Bread Amy at A Nest For All Seasons Lunch Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups Melissa Diaries Of A Whimsical Wife Cream of Broccoli Soup   Nave Family Food Coconut Flour Bread    Jill at Real Food Forager Sunday Cake   Modern Country Lady Afternoon Snack Mint Chocolate Cookies   The Better Baker Iced French Toast Latte   Maggie at Vittles & Bits Dinner Taffy Apple Salad    Toni at TNT Cook Boil Er Up Ribs Mrs. V at Mrs. Pizza Head Fresh Green Hericot Verts With Roasted Vegetable

Turnip Casserole

I recently took these Turnips out of the winter garden and they were so beautiful I wanted to create a special dish for them. So this is the recipe that I developed for my prize Turnips. You will never know that Turnips are the base for this casserole. This is one of those casseroles that has a wonderful flavor surprise. I sure hope you enjoy this dish.  The Winter Garden and Spring Seeds The Prize Turnip Prize Turnips From The Winter Garden They Smell So Fresh Brown The Bacon Chop And Season All The Vegetables And Fruit Bake and Enjoy! Turnip Casserole Miz Helen's Kitchen 2 very large or 4 small Turnips 1 large yellow onion chopped 4 cloves garlic sliced 4 cups carrots sliced round 2 Granny Smith Apples 4 slices bacon chopped 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons dried sweet basil 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup apple juice Chop the turnips, onions, garlic, carrots, and apples. Season the

Whats For Dinner Next Week: Lasagna

We had so much fun last week with our Spring Breakers and attending my yearly woman's retreat. I always feel so refreshed and ready to meet the world head on when I return...and of course I am always glad to see "Honey Bunny". I am glad you stopped by to have coffee with me today, its time for a break. We can go over the menu for next week. Feature Recipe Friday Lasagna The Menu Sunday Southwest Turkey Burgers Oven Fried Sweet Potatoes Key Lime Pudding Monday Fresh Tomato Basil Soup Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich Spring Green Salad Garlic Bread Sticks Chocolate Cake Tuesday Baby Bella Steak Bake Mashed Garlic Potatoes Green Beans Green Salad Herb Bread Left Over Chocolate Cake Wednesday Turkey Casserole Spring Green Salad Toasted Herb Bread Pumpkin Cupcakes Thursday From Full Plate Thursday Breakfast Perfect Pancakes Miranda at Mangoes and Chutney Machacado con huevo Mely at Mexico In My Kitchen Morning Snack St Patricks Day Cookies   Aman