Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Full Plate Thursday 9-22-11

We are so excited IT RAINED!! There is a wonderful fresh smell and new hope in the air today. When I posted the date today I realized that our big event is just around the corner.  I sure hope that you are planning on bringing your very best bowl of chili over for The Texas Star Chili Cook Off coming up on October 1. Now we better get busy setting these tables and I can't wait to see what you have brought today.
Thank you so much for coming today and come back soon!

You Are Invited to Participate In 
The 2nd Annual
Texas Star Chili Cook-Off
October 1 through October 31
For Details 
Bring Your Best Bowl Of Chili
The Code Is On The Side Bar
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Mango Banana Yogurt Pancakes  at  Bizzy Bakes 
Special For The Little Ones
Its A Sunny Breakfast  at Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
Morning Snack
 Lemon Bars  at  My Hobbie Lobbie 
Mushroom Burger at  Two Birdies and a B  
The Baked Brownie  at The Misadventures of Mrs. B
Afternoon Snack
Caramel Banana Cake Roll at  Lady Behind The Curtain
Spicy Crock Pot Jambalaya  at Cajun Delights
Grape and Mixed Green Salad   at Let Birds Fly
Pumpkin Pound Cake at  Happier Than A Pig In Mud
If You Helped Fill My Plate Today Please Take The Red Plate Home 
 The Code Is On The Side

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. Your menu looks deliciuos!! How was the pumpkin pound cake? Thanks for hosting.

  2. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen and thanks for always commenting on my blog! Hope you enjoy the pumpkin muffins! Happy Fall! Here's to hoping for more rain for you all!

  3. I have shared Buffalo Hot Wings, Rocky Road Cheesecake, and Great Pumpkin Cake. Thank you for hosting!

  4. Wow, there are already lots of yummy looking recipes posted! This party is always so much fun each week and I'm looking forward to the Chili Cookoff.

  5. Your come together in earlier days with little money sounds like my student days.Only my friends would bring ingredients and I would cook the food.Often now that we are not together we do teh same thing when they visit:)

  6. Thanks so much! I took my red plate home xo

  7. Thanks for featuring my Caramel Banana Cake Roll! I added my Corn Chowder Mac 'n' Cheese and my Candy Corn Caramel Apples! Thanks for hosting a GREAT party! ---Sheryl---

  8. Thanks for the feature Miz Helen, I'm really excited about it. This week I've linked up some Bananas Foster! Have a great weekend!

  9. Thanks for the link-up! I added my Hamburger and Vegetable Crockpot Stew. It is soooo easy, gluten free, and great for these cooler fall days! Sweet comfort food....

  10. HI Miz Helen,
    I shared my brisket with natural gravy and an article about celiac and an article about how to choose the best olive oil.

  11. So glad to see you again -- and such a bountiful table of goodies here! I brought some Easy Chicken Breasts with Gravy in the Crockpot for Two, but it can easily be multiplied for however many servings are needed.

  12. Yikes! I got confused. I shared on two-ingredient ice cream and two-MINUTE ketchup. I called it two-ingredient ketchup. Oh well. That's what happens when you try to do things too quickly.
    Thanks for hosting!

  13. Thanks for hosting! I'm glad you finally got some rain!!

  14. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

  15. You always have such a terrific and talented group of party goers here! :) Thanks for hosting.

  16. So glad you finally got some rain! Hope you love the pumpkin pound cake:@)

  17. Hi Miz Helen!

    I am very happy to join in after a lovely vacation in France. Hope you like my tomato chutney and plum jam!

    Till next time and thanks for letting me join in again,

  18. I am SO happy that it rained there! Have been sending watery thoughts to all of my friends in Texas. :) Bringing my BBQ Chicken Pizza today, inspired by a post I found at your party a few weeks ago. YUM.

  19. Hi Miz Helen, Thanks for hosting a great party. Almost a 100 entries. I'm going to hunker down and start looking. I'm sharing a simple recipe for hummus that won't break the calorie bank.

  20. Hi Miz Helen! Thanks so much for featuring my Spicy Crock Pot Jambalaya! Today, I am sharing my Spicy Crab and Catfish Stew. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  21. Thanks for featuring my pancakes. What fun!

  22. Hi, Miz Helen. It’s wonderful that you finally had some rain! I shared a recipe for Lithuanian kugelis today. Thank you for hosting us again this week. Everything looks so delicious!

  23. Happy Thursday Miz Helen! I shared my onion gravy recipe this week - it doesn't rely on flour to thicken it!

  24. Thanks for hosting again. I am so glad that you got some rain. Today I bring Easy Chicken Bake. This is a from the freezer, off the pantry shelf quick and easy recipe. Have a great week. Hope you get more rain.

  25. Miz Helen,
    All of that gorgeously photographed food at the bottom of your post looks so deliciously divine...I'll have to come back for a second and third helping to take it all in! Thanks for your sweet comment and visit recently! Stop by again, soon, dear!

  26. Hello, Miz Helen. Every time I look at your blog hop, I spot a dish even more exciting than the last! I am sharing a recipe for ambrosia today. This is a super, quick recipe and the ambrosia is divine. Thank you for hosting us!

  27. Hi Miz Helen, Happy you had some rain. This line up looks delicious as always. I've added a light lunch of grilled portobello mushroom.

    Have a great weekend,

  28. Hi Miz Helen, I'm linking up my okra post from last week. I'm going to have to post a chili recipe soon so I can participate in your cook off....:) I remember I participated last year and I can't believe it's been a whole year since that one. Have a great week!

  29. Shall we just have a sample of all these wonderful dishes? Oh my, it seems to get better each week! Thanks so much for hosting ~


  30. Thank you so much.I brought my Black Peppered Chicken.

  31. Thanks for hosting! I shared a super-easy appetizer, Crash Hot Potatoes.

    ~ Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

  32. What a great turn out you have. Some really wonderful recipes this week. We linked a tasty apple turnover. Come over and check it out.

  33. I shared my Deep Fried Ice Cream today. Thanks for hosting!

  34. Hello Miz Helen. I linked up again today. I'm #149. I'd love for you to stop by and share a recipe on my site. You're always welcomed there :-)


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Miz Helen