Full Plate Thursday 5-12-11

It is 1:00 p.m. Texas time and Blogger has just now restored access to our blog's after being down almost 20 hours. This post was found in the Draft so that I could restore it and your post with linky help. Your comments are missing but at least we have the post. I will leave the linky open for a few more days to allow all of you to post if you would like.  Thank you for stopping by, after the storm.

It is so good to see you today. It is a beautiful Spring day here in the country. I hope that you will enjoy your day with us. There will be many of our old friend's and we will be meeting new ones. Now I can't wait to see what you have brought to share with us today. Thank you so much for coming, enjoy yourself and hope to see you next week!
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Gaint Oven Pancakes  Rivki at Kosher Cooking for Ordinary People
Morning Snack
Rhubarb Baklava Shannon at North Dakota Kitchen
Authentic Mexican Dishes Cinco de Mayo  Mely at Mexico In My Kitchen
Pina Colada Cheese Cake  Amanda at Eating In Winnipeg
Afternoon Snack
Chocolate Coconut Butter Smoothie  Toad at Primal Toad
Cream Puffs  Tami at Still Crazy After All These Years
Pantry Pork Chops  Nancy at Real Food Allergy Free
Roasted Rosemary Baby Red Potatoes  Allison at Alli N Son
Gajar Ka Halwa Carrot Halwa Buttered  Mythreyi at Yum Yum Yum
Swiss Onion Bread  Jan at Jewelry  4 Change
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cream Pie   Crystal at Mrs. Happy Homemaker

If You Helped To Fill My Plate Today Please Take The Red Plate Home With You
The Code Is On The Side Bar

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. Hey doll! Happy Full Plate Thursday!!! <3 Thanks for hosting!!!

  2. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen :-)

  3. Miz Helen-
    Always such a great party here on Thursdays :) thank you for hosting and always being so gracious!

  4. Thanks for hosting! This is my first time attending your blog party. I have a bichon similar to yours (Jazz) and also live in DFW.

  5. Thanks for featuring me again! Your snickerdoodles look yummy! I accidentaly posted my grilled asparagus and artichoke salad twice. Please delete one!

    Nancy @ www.RealFoodAllergyFree.com

  6. Thanks so much for including my baby red potatoes! I'm honored. I shared two recipes again this week, homemade coffee creamer and a Greek barley salad.

  7. Yes, I'm loving the Spring season. :) Thanks for hosting Full Plate Thursday. I can't wait to see what every body is cooking! It's going to be another delicious week!


  8. Hi Miz Helen! I have submitted my Macarons with white chocolate and mint ganache! Have a great week.

  9. I'm so enjoying the lovely weather we are having - I'm glad it is nice where you are too, Miz Helen! I've brought Red Pepper Crostini to the table today - it's such a lovely appetizer, and very easy to make. Thank you for hosting!

  10. Thanks for featuring my Swiss Onion Bread Ring! :) I'm submitting Salad Nicoise this week.
    Enjoy! Thanks for hosting. I have so much fun checking out all of the recipes.

  11. Helen,

    I been sending in recipes for 3rd week running now. and this idea is really GREAT! Thanks for hosting. I have so much fun checking out all of the recipes. Plan to try out some too!


  12. Wonderful entries...can't wait till I have time to check them out :)

  13. Hi Miz Helen, thanks again for featuring me! I've added my Three Cheese Garden Pizza today. We have some really great cooks on here!

  14. Morning Miz Helen,

    This week I shared braised celery with a mustard glaze.

  15. Hi Miz Helen, stopping by this week with my marinated roast pork -yum! Now to check out some of the other ladies.

  16. Good morning Miz Helen, sharing a delicious cookie today. Take care and enjoy your day.

  17. I'm so sorry...PLEASE, please DELETE entry #52. I accidently linked it to another linky party instead of my EASY & Frugal Stovetop Chicken Parm Pasta recipe!! OOPS!!! THANKS so much!!

    Thanks for hosting. In entry #54 I'm sharing FRUGAL & easy Stovetop Chicken Parm Pasta! I love that I can make chicken parm without heating up my kitchen & feed my family of 5 with only 2 chicken breasts.

    Hope you have a GREAT week!!
    Denise @ Creative Kitchen

  18. Hello

    Oh I wish I had a recipe to post this week. Allthe recipes look so good and me trying to loose the extra 16 lbs !! I gained this winter baking goodies.

    I will be back


  19. I really missed coming here....so many great recipes. Can't wait to fill my plate today.

    Thank you for hosting this great exchange, Miz Helen.

  20. As always Mizhelen, thank you for hosting and for featuring us in your plate.

    Great contributions this week. Lots of interesting entries to visit.

    Have a great day.


  21. Hi Miz Helen,
    I've just brought over a plate of chicken for the party! Hope everyone enjoy it! Have a lovely weekend and thanks for hosting!

  22. Hi Miz Helen! I shared my recipe for Italian Sausage Sauce On Zucchini Ribbon "Pasta". Since the zucchini is in place of "regular" pasta, this dish is very low carb and is naturally gluten free.
    Thanks for hosting!

  23. Hi! I just linked up my salmon Alfredo with irish soda bread! It's great! hope to see you over at my blog hop on sunday! have a great day!!

  24. Hello everyone! I’m sharing my Beef Brisket with Corn Kernels in Mushroom Sauce for this week!

  25. Hi Miz Helen! Looks like a a party! Thanks for hosting and I have a surprise for you on my blog!

  26. Always so many great recipes! Thanks so much for hosting ~

    I hope you are safe from all the storms.

  27. Hi Miz Helen,

    Here is some Blackeyed Pea Soup with Veggies, a good way to save some money and eat healthy -- from scratch, using whole foods, in this easy-to-cook recipe.

    I love your cookie jar full of the grandson's favorites -- but it's no fair if the lid always gives him away, is it? Or does he just let you THINK it always gives him away?


  28. Love your blog. I am a new follower.

  29. Hi Miz Helen and thank you so much for hosting FPT! I am sharing my Spinach Ricotta Pie. Mmmm...it is so good! Thanks again for hosting!


  30. Hi Miz Helen! Just to let you know that I have re-posted the link to my Grilled Stuffed Bell Peppers, because the first one was not working, due to the problems with Blogger. What a mess! lol Have a great weekend!

  31. Hi Miz Helen,
    I came back tonight to thank you for hosting! I linked up my Mini Cheesecakes this week. Have a great weekend!

  32. Oh! I wanted to link for your party. I am not prepared at all... Do you host every Thursday or once a Month?


  33. Looks like some great things this week. Thanks for hosting!

  34. Oops! Sorry for posting my recipe twice! I thought the blogger issue deleted the first one. Normally I can't add them again if I goof up, so when it went through, I wasn't aware the first recipe was still up. Feel free to delete that second one. Very sorry for the goof!

  35. So many great links! I brought Everyone's Favorite Lemon Cake {In A Jar}. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen. :)


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