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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 Jacket Sweet Potato Shu Han at Mummy, I can…


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.
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 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 butter for the baked top Scald the milk and let it cool to room temperature Proof the yeast in a teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 cup warm water Add the yeast to the warm milk and 1 cup warm water stir in the remai…


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 and its…


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 Vegetables  Roz at La Bella Vita
Everyday Bread  Paula…


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 vegetables and fruit with the salt, pepper, basil and nutmeg
Chop th…


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
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Breakfast Perfect Pancakes Miranda at Mangoes and Chutney Machacado con huevo Mely at Mexico In My Kitchen Morning Snack St Patricks Day Cookies  Amanda at Amanda's Cooking Lunch Sauteed Beef Brocco…