Full Plate Thursday 6-30-11

We are so excited to have you join us today, welcome to Full Plate Thursday! Like many of you we are getting ready for the big 4th of July week end. We will have friends and family in and out all week end and of course we will all gather for the big fireworks display on the lake here. It is always so special to see the reflection of the fireworks dancing across the water with sound of America the Beautiful playing in the background. I can't wait to see what you have brought to share today, because my holiday begins with you!
Thank you so much for coming to share with us today and I hope you have a safe and fun filled week end celebrating FREEDOM and my special THANKS to those who make it possible!

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast Banana Split  Jaime at Everyday Art
Bacon Cheese Pie   Rose at Walnut Avenue
Morning Snack
Red White and Blue Muffins  Jerri at Simply Sweet Home
Arugula Broccoli Soup  Shanon at Food and Health
Beet and Goat Cheese Salad  Joanne at The Winelady Cooks
Gluten Free Coconut Lime Cake  Shanon at Cozy Home Scenes 
Afternoon Snack
Citrusy Sweet Tea Ya'll  Tadka Pasta
Mint Sundae Brownie Squares  Debbie at Friday Friends
Creamy Caesar Salad   Barb at Keeping Up With The Times
Wild Chive Chicken Kiev  Laura at Day Dreaming Foodie
Grilled Corn Salad  Patti at Comfy Cuisine
Stir Fry Chinese Round Spinach  Papa Cheongs
Tiramisu Trifle  Jane at Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms
Lets Do Some Canning
Canning 101 Strawberry Peach Jam  Misty at Bake Me Away

If You Helped Me Fill My Plate Today Please Take The Red Plate Home
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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. Miz Helen, I brought two dishes to Full Plate Thursday, hope that's okay. Thanks for hosting my friend and if we don't speak before then, I hope you have a fantastic July 4 long weekend!

  2. Hi Miz Helen,
    I shared my Homemade Almond Flour with a video and two articles that I hope you enjoy!

  3. Thanks as always for hosting, Miz Helen! I hope you're having a blessed week :)

  4. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed holiday Miz Helen! Thank you for hosting our delicious Thursday food party....yum!!!

  5. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen! I hope your 4th of July is a "blast!"

  6. Thank you for hosting! I love finding new recipes!

    I look forward to coming back and visiting every week since I'm a new follower. =)

  7. My plate would be over flowing if I was eating at your house! Thanks for hosting.

  8. Hello, This is my first time linking to your party. I noticed your sweet comments on several of my blog friends' posts and thought I should stop by. I brought a vintage recipe for Rhubarb Sherbet. Have a great day.

  9. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen! My Reese's Peanut Butter Cup S'mores are a simple twist on the original, but they sure were delicious! :-) Happy 4th!

  10. Thanks so much, Miz Helen...and I'm gonna make some of your baked Hush Puppies...they sound wonderful and I love that they aren't fried.:))
    xo bj

  11. It´s always nice to visit your blog. There is so much love inside! :) LG Tina

  12. There's always so much lovely recipe inspiration here, Miz Helen! Thank you so much for hosting! I've brought one of our favourite summer cakes, white chocolate, blueberry and macadamia nut. It's so easy to make, and so delicious. Hope you and yours have a lovely Fourth of July weekend!

  13. Have a great 4th and thanks for hosting !!!

  14. Happy 4th of July Miz Helen,
    Thanks for hosting a great party,

  15. Good Morning Miz Helen. Thanks again for featuring my Grilled Corn Salad. I've shared today my Boneless Buffalo Chicken. Have a safe and fun Holiday Weekend!

  16. Mornin Miz Helen :-)
    Ya know, I wasn't hungry when I signed on to your site... now however, I'm trying to think what I can make up as a really big breakfast. o;-p

    That bacon cheese breakfast pie you featured, is gonna become a favorite around here. Yes, I'm that positive about it. See, it's very similar to Impossible Cheeseburger Pie - which all of us are huge fans of, And then there's the fact that it has bacon in it. YUM!!!

    That grilled corn salad is both eye pleasing and taste buds tempting looking! Gonna have to try it!

    And while my husband, and thus our sons, like their cold tea strongly brewed and then chilled, NO sweeteners, due to my husbands strong English ties (his grand father immigrated here at the age of 18), our daughter-in-love is going to be thrilled with that sweetened citrus ice tea!!! Me? I'll stick to my Pepsi o;-p

    I'm now very hungry and gonna go fix myself something, and I haven't even started down through this week's link ups yet. Goodness!

    May your weekend flow smoothly!

  17. Thank you so much for using my Bacon Cheese Pie to fill your plate :-)

  18. What a wonderful party. Thanks for the invitation. We will visit every week! I posted a wonderful chilled cantaloupe soup today. Come on over and visit us and comment on this recipe and the Fairy Hobmother may pay you a visit and grant you a wish.

  19. Thanks so much for inviting me to link up! I've got a new chicken for the grill. :)

  20. Thank you for featuring my Creamy Ceasar Salad - I'm so excited!!

  21. Hope you give my double Pork Sausage a try.....I thought they were great:) Happy 4th of July, enjoy the fireworks:)

  22. Why thank you Miz Helen for featuring my canning post! I am making more jams today and I am grateful for your kindness!

  23. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! I added Lemon Peppermint Sticks and Summer Squash Bread this week. Happy July 4th!


  24. Thanks so much for the invite Miz Helen! I've brought some cupcakes and pie!

  25. Hi Miz Helen

    Wanted to wish you a fabulous holiday weekend and sorry I didn't have a chance to get the links up this week - lost a day on the Internet when our wireless router died and am SO behind!

    Hope to have my permanent links up soon...


  26. Hello Mz. Helen! Thanks for being such a lovely hostess! I brought a new fangled Italian dish, I call it Easy-Breezy Italian Down Home Cooking! Yes indeedie! xxxooo ~Amelia

  27. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen. This granola recipe features coconut oil and the possibility for a gluten free formula. It's healthy, easy to make and great for left over little bags of nuts, seeds and dried fruit.

  28. I'm back!! :-) Thanks so much for hosting!

    If I lived near you, I'd try to stop by daily.


  29. Good day to all. Today I bring Spicy Southwest Pork Fingers. A different take on a chicken recipe. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen. The recipes all look delicious and I am off to check them out.

  30. HI Miz Helen! I so missed visiting you for your pot lucks but life has been so busy here I have hardly had time to cook! My daughter has finally been prommed and graduated and my other daughter is on vacation in new orleans with her aunty and cousin, lucky duck so I have been keeping it light and quick in the kitchen. Thought I would share some memories of how I fell in love with tuna salad and a few recipes. big hugs! alex

  31. Thanks ever so much for featuring us, Miz Helen, we’re here to get that shiny Red Plate.

  32. Dear Miz Helen, I'm honored that you have featured my beets and goat cheese salad from last week. Thank you so very much.

    This week I've shared strawberry frozen yogurt. It's a refreshing dessert for this very exciting holiday weekend.

    Thank you for hosting and have a safe holiday weekend.

  33. Hi Miz Helen,
    I'm honored that you featured my Tiramisu Trifle this week! Thank you so much! Have a great 4th of July weekend! :)

  34. Hi! Thanks for inviting me over and thanks for hostessing. I brought over my Pina Colada Cupcakes. There sure are some scrumptious looking items up there. Looking forward to looking around more!

  35. Thanks always for hosting! #117 this week!

  36. Hey Miz Helen! Thanks for hosting - again!! :)
    I shared my Basic Rutabaga Soup - I hope everyone likes it as much as we do! :)
    See you next week!!!

  37. I brought cookies to the party and I'm off to fill my plate! Thanks for hosting! :)

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  39. Hello Miz Helen,Im back.Ive been out for two weeks and I really miss your party.Wish you all the best.

  40. Miz Helen, Thank you so much for hosting again...each week I look forward to finding new recipes!

  41. Hi Miz Helen! Happy Fourth Of July to you!
    I shared my recipe for Chocolate Chiffon Cookies. This recipe is gluten free, but can be made with "regular" flour if you don't have an issue with gluten.
    Thanks for hosting!

  42. Found your blog today and we are now following! Thanks for hosting!

    Jill @ http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

  43. Just found your blog today...I'm linked up and a new follower. Thanks so much for hosting! I appreciate the opportunity to see what other people eat! Hope you have a great July 4th weekend...

  44. Mmm! What a great, great bunch of recipes!

  45. Hi Miz Helen, I'm sharing a delish stuffed tomato recipe for you today. Thanks for your kind hosting; I know how much time it takes to devote to a successful blog hop! I hope that you have a wonderful 4th of July and I hope to see you join my foodie blog hop too; your recipes are always a wonderful addition for us!

  46. Good Evening Miz Helen,
    I linked up some easy red, white, and blue Italian Cookies for the 4th of July. Thanks for hosting and have a great holiday weekend! :)

  47. I'm a little late linking up!

    Thanks for the feature! And thanks again for hosting!

  48. Thanks for hosting! Happy 4th of July!

  49. Miz Helen, I cannot wait to make these baked hush puppies! My husband's going to be so excited!!!

  50. all look amazing I added my recipe! have a nice 4th July!! gloria

  51. Hi Miz Helen, I've brought a plate of curry to share! Have a lovely weekend!

  52. Miz Helen, Thanks for stopping by to view Spicy Southwest Pork Fingers. What a lot of great new recipes to go find this week. Thanks for hosting.


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