Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Full Plate Thursday 8-4-11

We are having record temperatures, it is going to be 110 degrees today. So hurry in here and get out of this heat. Sit right down and we will get you a nice cold glass of tea, water or lemonade. I just can't wait to see what you have brought to share with us today. Thank you so much for coming today and hope you will come back soon!
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
I Hop Colorado Omelet Scramble  Sarah at Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
Morning Snack
Fresh Cherry Scones With Sweet Almond   Jackie at Loving My Domestic Life
Arugula Mixed Salad  Judee at Guten Free A-Z Blog
  Near Death By Chocolate  Lizzy at That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Afternoon Snack
Almond Lemon Biscotti Maria at A Platter of Figs
Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin  Kitty at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen
Cool and Crisp Corn Salad  Vicky V. at  The Blest Nest
 Collards N Bacon  Shannon at Food Farm Health
Smore Pie  From Which Things Grow
If You Helped To Fill My Plate Please Take The Red Plate Home With You

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!


  1. Hi Miz Helen,
    I shared my Almond Date Energy Bar with a video and an article I hope you enjoy!

  2. Miz Helen, you always have the best food brought to your table! Thanks so much for hosting this fun party. I've brought my "award winning" Spicy Maple Dijon Vinaigrette this week. I hope you enjoy it. Stay cool, sweet lady! I've been watching those temps down there.

  3. Thank you, Miz Helen, for hosting another delicious feast! Everything looks so good!

  4. Thank you for hosting this party Miz Helen, its looking great, as always.

  5. Oh Miz Helen! That's hot! Stay cool. Give me another 4 months and I'll be saying the same thing. You guys will be keeping warm with hot soups and stews while I'll be shifting through all your previous Full Plate Thursdays for salad recipes! LOL

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  6. Hi Miz Helen! Wish I could send you some of our rain to cool you off. Stay cool and thanks for hosting.

  7. Hi Miz Helen! It's about 100 where we are.....too hot! I've brought some Chocolate Mint Thumbprints and Brownie Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. Have a great week!!

  8. Hi, Miz Helen - I finally remembered to stop by for Full Plate Thursday. Thanks for hosting. Stay cool! ~ Courtney

  9. You are so sweet! Thanks for the link love! :)

  10. I am bringing Baked Oatmeal. Hope you give it a's worth it:)

  11. Hello again, Miz Helen!
    This week hubby is cooking for you- his lemon and rosemary braised chicken wings!
    Till next time! Have a great week. :)

  12. This week I have a very fast food! :) Hope to see you tomorrow for *Weekendflowers* LG Tina

  13. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen. Have a blessed week!

  14. Miz Helen, thank you for bringing my almond biscotti's to your lovely table. The do make a great afternoon snack. :) Today I am sharing a simple and delicious recipe for roasted bacn-wrapped figs. Thanks for hosting.

    Maria @ A Platter of Figs

  15. Thanks for filling your plate with my arugula and cashew salad. This week I'm sharing a simple no cook recipe for mini caprese salad appetizer. Try to keep cool and thanks for hosting this fabulous food party. I look forward to it every Thursday.

  16. Miz Helen - thanks for hosting another lovely gathering. I posted my loaded Morning Glory Muffins - packed with pineapple/coconut/carrot/apple/raisin! MMM! I do trust you're managing to stay cool down there in the deep South. Blessings!

  17. Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin sounds amazing! Stay cool:@)

  18. Hi Miz Helen! The heat is getting to me too, not 110, but 90s are still hot and we were in the 100s for a bit. I added the Cinderella Cupcakes twice, can u delete one for me please? :) Thanks and have a great week...stay cool!

  19. 110? Wow. Here in the Pacific NW we're having a mild and pleasant summer with temps in the high 70s and lo 80s--my heart goes out to all of you out there in the heat! Turn up the A.C. or find a shady tree, put your feet up, and enjoy a cup of iced tea. Oh, and enjoy one of our chocolate chip banana muffins while you're at it. :)

    Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen!

    Blessings, ~Lisa

  20. Good morning Miz Helen - Thank you for hosting :)

    I'm sharing my recipe for Chicken Alfredo today. Stay cool during this heat wave!

  21. Thanks for hosting!! Too many recipes to choose from!!!

  22. Great choices for filling your plate! Come over and visit today. We have a Southern favorite that is delicious.

  23. Your linky does not seem to be working. :( I wanted to post this pressure canning corn post: ~Miss Nirvana

  24. All look nice helen, I add my mini scones, gloria

  25. Hi miz Helen,
    today I brought some spicy chicken wings, hope you willl ike it..
    have a great day
    see u soon


  26. Thanks for featuring my Eggplant Ricotta Bake and as always thanks for hosting. Linking up this week with Parmesan Herb Polenta Squares. Dealing with the same temps here as you are, waiting patiently for fall weather!

  27. Hi Miz Helen! Thanks for hosting. Love your blog and all the wonderful recipes!

  28. I love your party! I have gotten some great dishes here.
    Thanks for hosting. Please come by and sign up for my giveaway, there are some nice things in there for cooks and entertainers. Blessings, Ginger

  29. Well, Linky and I seem to be having problems, and I see I got linked up twice. Maybe you can remove the duplicate. Sorry. Anyway, I bring Frozen Tropical Salad. Just the thing for a hot day. Also check out yesterday's post for Frozen Peaches and Cream Crisp. Thanks for hosting and try to keep cool.

  30. Joining in on the fun with Blueberry Crumble tarts ......So many recipes to check out!

  31. Hi Miz Helen! We had that heat wave a few weeks ago - no joke! You have quite a selection this week! Stay cool and eat light xo

  32. Miz Helen, thanks for featuring my Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin! I LOVE visiting your country cottage. It's always so welcoming.
    xoxo, Kitty

  33. Hi Miz Helen, thanks for hosting another great line up.

    Stay cool!

  34. Miz Helen, Thank you for filling your plate with some of our S'more Pie (and for your sweet comment on our blog). We are honored to share with you :) This week we've linked our Grilled Corn and Chicken Chowder. I know, a warm chowder in 110 degree weather? I promise - totally worth it! -Cares

  35. Hi, My name is cindy, I'm new to your party. Thanks for having me! I linked grilled pizza, a summer favorite at our house.
    My son spent 2 years in small towns around Dallas serving a mission for our church. He met so many wonderful people. I appreciate the kindness shown him.

  36. I am starving right now! So many wonderful recipes ~

    Thanks so much for hosting again. Come over for my giveaway!

    P.S. I cannot tell you how much I love apricots!

  37. Thanks for hosting! Love these parties..all the great ideas out there!

  38. Hi MizHelen,

    Look at the Growing Entries on Full Plate Thursday. Today I have lined up one more Banana Pepper Recipe for you. Hope you will like it....

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  39. My stomach is growling just looking at all these recipes!

  40. Thanks for hosting this linkup each week!

  41. Hi Miz Helen, I've brought some lovely ice cream to share! What a great turnout! Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  42. Hi Miz Helen

    Better late than never, right :) I thought I'd share my homemade potato salad. I get lots of requests to make this for parties. Enjoy!

  43. Hi Miz Helen!

    Thank you so much for having us all over! I love your blog ~ you are always so welcoming and gracious. The perfect hostess! This is my first time participating in Full Plate Thursday & I'm excited to be here :) I brought homemade creme fraiche!

    Have a blessed evening!

  44. Thanks for featuring my corn & tomato salad, Miz Helen! I appreciate it! It has been so darn HOT that I haven't wanted to cook. The only thing that tasted remotely good to me today was a Java Mocha Chiller from Sonic! Ha ha!

    Stay Cool!

  45. Thanks for featuring the IHOP Scramble :) And as always, for hosting the linky party!

  46. Thank you so much for hosting :)

  47. Miz Helen-you are such a wonderful hostess, with your Full Plate Thursday...I feel so bad for missing to link up for a few weeks now...when I do link up, I always manage to visit and comment, and even follow some of the participants. The last time I did link up, I left nice comments on at least 3 blogs, and followed.
    Wonder why I don't even get a response of at least a word of "thanks" from them?...hmmm! ...and I'm not even expecting them to follow back, just and "acknowledgent"...that's all!
    I'm a little more conscious now, and feel a bit rejected, and that is not a good feeling!
    Believe me, this has no reflection on you or your blog. I love and admire you, and your gracious hospitality!

  48. My dear friend Elizabeth,
    I am so sorry that they did not take the time to visit and or comment on your beautiful blog. Certainly that is their loss, as you are one of the most talented cooks out there in blogger land. I just love coming to your blog and looking at your wonderful recipes and beautiful photos. I do understand what how you feel, I have had the same thing happen to me many, many times and it does cause a feeling of rejection sometimes. However then someone like you comes who is always loyal to comment and form that relationship and then I forget all those who did not. I appreciate you and your beautiful talent and always look forward to seeing you.
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Miz Helen

  49. Thank you so much for your caring comment, Miz Helen!
    Like I said you are so gracious, and kind, I truly love your blog and your Full Plate on Thursdays. I have been so tied up with the house/dog watching for the last 6 weeks for both of my was not an option for me to upload my photo from their computer, so I let it go!
    Your kind and encouraging words really put a smile on my face, and I thank you for that. I will still continue to comment, and as the saying goes..."let the chips fall where they may!"
    I have such issues with blogger, and google, on my google sign on with Internet explorer, it doesn't even let me sign in, and that's why I have to leave my comment with the Name/URL, which does not always takes you back to my blog. I do have my e-mail address on my blog profile. Now that I signed in with Firefox, even my profile photo does show up! Go figure!
    I will for sure link up for next Thursday. Your blog really brightens my day:DDD

  50. Hello, nice to meet you. I was over at Poppi Linn's (she was #124 on your above links). I catching up and enjoying her posts when I thought I'd check out your link. Very clever. Neat idea. I need to read a bit more and just might be back to join you! Read your profile. Going to look around a bit more. Thanks, Jenn


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