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Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-30-11

We are all a buzz here getting ready for the little folks that will come to our door tomorrow night looking for those special treats. We always enjoy all the little ones and their cute little costumes. I am glad that you stopped by to give me a hand in stuffing these little bags. Lets get busy and get the menu for next week done.

Sunday Roja Pork Tenderloin
 Stuffed Baked Acorn Squash Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Winter Green Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Hot Cottage Bread Pumpkin Cake
Monday Chili  Texas Star Chili Cook Off
Treats with The Kids Treat Bag Mini Pop Corn Ball Small bag of Sliced Apple
Tuesday From Left Over Roja Pork Roja Pork Burritos Cranberry Salsa Black Beans Cranberry Oat Bars
Wednesday Veggie Stir Fry Chicken Fried Rice Fortune Cookies
Thursday Parmesan Chicken Linguine with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce
Caesar Salad
Garlic Bread
Tiramasu
Friday
Grilled Wild Salmon
Brown Rice and Veggie Mix
Warm Cauliflower
 Left Over Tiramasu

Saturday
From
Full Plate Thursday
Dinner
Slow Cooker Jambalaya  at Cats and C…


Full Plate Thursday 10-27-11

We are going to have a great time today at Full Plate Thursday, I am so glad that you could be here. We have got all the pumpkins and hay bales pretty mums and friendly little creatures everywhere to greet you and help you with you food today. I can hardly wait to see what you have brought today so lets get started!
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This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast
Savory Sausage Breakfast Muffin  at  Happy In Dole Valley
Morning Snack
Pumpkin Bars at A Pinch Of Joy
Lunch

Loaded Baked Potato Soup  at The Shady Porch
Pumpkin Cookies With Caramel Icing   at Simple Girl
Afternoon Snack
Lemon Pecan Tea Bread  at Aunt Nubby's Kitchen
Dinner
Slow Cooker Jambalaya  at Cats and Casseroles
Pumpkin Creme Brulee at Trilogy Edibles
If You Help…


Cranberry Oat Bar

I just love this time of the year when we can start to bake again without running the air conditioner to get it done. This is a great fall recipe that we always enjoy. It is just packed with flavor, so get  your coffee or tea and lets have a yummy dessert.

 Cranberry Oat Bars


Cranberry Oat Bars Miz Helen's Kitchen 1 cup Oats 1 1/2 cup Hot Water 1 cup Sugar 2 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil or applesauce 11/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon all spice 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup pecans chopped 1/2 cup coconut toasted Mix the hot water with the oats and set aside. Mix the eggs and the sugar until blended well. Add the oil or applesauce and the soaked oats, mix well. Mix the flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, all spice and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix well, add the vanilla. Stir in the cranberries, pecans and coconut. Pour into a 9X13 baking d…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-23-11

I sure am glad that you stopped by to help me out with the cooking project for our fall festival. I just love this time of the year when we have so many fun events in the area. There are festival's and carnival's and art and craft bazaar's. Today I am making pies for our fall festival, so I am happy to have some help. We can sit down and take a little break while we take a look at next weeks menu. If you haven't gone to my new face book page to like Miz Helen's Country Cottage, I sure would appreciate if you would, its on the side bar.
Sunday Slow Cooker Pork Chop Dinner Slow Cooker Pork Chop Dinner Miz Helen's Kitchen
4 to 6 Thick Cut Pork Chops
4 medium Yukon Gold Potatoes Sliced with skin on
Yellow Medium Onion Sliced
12 medium size Mushrooms cut in half
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can evaporated  Milk
 7 American Cheese Slices
2 teaspoon dried Thyme( 1 tsp for Pork and 1tsp for vegetables)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Season your Pork Chops, Potatoes, Onions, an…


Safe Journey My Friends

In the early spring we put out our Hummingbird Feeder and enjoy our little friends all spring and summer. They are the most interesting little birds to watch. We always get very excited when we see the first scout every spring and a little sad when we see the last one at the feeder for the season. We snapped these photos at the feeder two days ago thinking that it may be near the end of the season for our little friends.

Our Precious Little Friend
A Really Good Drink Before He Hits The Road
And Then He Was On His Way
They are flying south so everyone watch out for our little friends and take really good care of them for us until they return to us in the spring. Be sure and let me know when you see the first one at your place.  Thanks for stopping by today and hope you will come back to see us real soon.  Peace and Joy Miz Helen


Full Plate Thursday 10-20-11

Hello! I am so glad to see you today, Welcome to Full Plate Thursday,  I can't believe that we had to wear a jacket this morning for our walk it was so chilly and now I am so hungry. I can't wait to get to all the great food that we will have today. I have just two short announcements before we get started.
Help Wanted I have (finally) got a Facebook Page for Miz Helen's Country Cottage and I sure would appreciate it if you  could like me on Facebook, its on the side bar. A Reminder The Texas Star Chili Cook Off Is Under Way and You Could Win A $50 Gift Certificate To Amazon.com Enter HERE
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Blueberry Baked Oatmeal at Fantastical Sharing of Recipes  Morning Snack Homemade Caramel Cinnamon Hot Chocolate at  Little Mommy, Big Appetite Lunch Autumnal Salad at  Life Currents She Crab Soup at  Katie Kate's Kitchen Warm Apple Pie Dessert Drink at  Sugar Bean Bakers Afternoon Snack Lil' Monsters at  The Seven Year Cottage Mulled Apple Cider


Southwestern Chicken and Potato Soup

This Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken and Potato Soup is just loaded with fresh flavor plus it's healthy.  A great Slow Cooker recipe that can be ready and waiting for you at the end of the day.  This is a wonderful Soup to take to a covered dish dinner and that is where this soup is headed.  I am excited to share it with you today.

Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken and Potato Soup
Southwestern Chicken and Potato Soup Miz Helen's Kitchen 3/4 pound uncooked boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled cut into 1 inch cubes 1 large onion, chopped 29 oz. canned diced tomatoes, salsa-style with chiles, undrained 14 1/2 oz fat free chicken broth 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, not thawed Mix all ingredients, except corn, in a 4 quart or larger slow cooker; cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours.  After 6 hours stir in corn and cover slow cooker and cook on low heat for about 30 minutes more. Recipe Tips From …


Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-16-11

I am so glad you could come out to the country today to visit with us. It is such a beautiful drive with the leaves turning and it is really beginning to look and feel like fall. I am baking this morning so come on in the kitchen and we will visit while this coffee cake finishes cooking, then we are going to have a cup of coffee and a nice slice of hot coffee cake.  While we wait we can go over the menu for next week.


Sunday
A Cottage Favorite Slow Cooker Green Chile Pulled Pork Burritos Slow Cooker Green Chile Pulled Pork Burritos Miz Helen's Kitchen 2 1/2 lb. Boneless Pork Loin Roast Mix the following ingredients for a rub 2 tsp Kosher Salt
2 tsp fresh ground pepper 2 tsp Cumin 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper 2 cups chopped Green Chile's 2 cups peeled, chopped tomatoes with juice 12 small red new potatoes with skin on chopped in quarters 2 cloves garlic minced 3 cups water 1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil Wash the Roast and pat it dry cover the Roast with the rub. Sear the Roast in 1 Tbs Extra Virgin Oli…


Day Trips: First Monday Trade Days

One of the really fun places that we love to go in the fall of the year is First Monday Trade Days in Canton, TX. Known as "First Monday" it is the largest continually operating outdoor Flea Market in the USA. Established in 1850 it is also considered one of the oldest Flea Markets in the USA. On any given First Monday of the month about 6000 vendors gather on hundreds of acres that make up the First Monday Flea Market. Upon arrival, which needs to be very early in the morning in order to find a parking space, the day begins. On this day we arrived around 8:30 a.m. and this was what the parking field looked like already. Wear your very best walking shoes and be prepared to walk, and walk, and walk.




We were parked at the bottom of the hill and it was a long way to the top, but as you can see it was a beautiful fall day in Texas.




There is a certain excitement that builds as we approach the gate. Our goal for today is to find an antique fireplace mantel and of course food. One …


Full Plate Thursday 10-13-11

I am so excited to see you today. Thursday is the highlight of my week when I know that you'al are coming by to see me and we can have a nice visit. It is such a beautiful fall day to be outdoors and enjoy the beauty of fall. I can't wait to see what you have brought to share with us today so lets get these tables set.  Help Wanted I have (finally) got a Facebook Page for Miz Helen's Country Cottage and I sure would appreciate it if you  could like me on Facebook, its on the side bar. A Reminder The Texas Star Chili Cook Off Is Under Way and You Could Win A $50 Gift Certificate To Amazon.com Enter HERE
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Thank you so much for coming to share with us today and come back real soon! This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Pumpkin spice Granola  at Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthly Morning Snack Cinnamom Swril Breakfast Cake  at Crumbs and Chaos Lunch Roasted Apple and Carrot Salad  at Gluten Free SCD and Veggie Homemade Chicken and Noodles  at Sugar Bean Bake…


Curried Chicken Salad

I am planning a fall luncheon for some of my dear friends and I wanted to make a very special salad to serve. This salad has rich full flavor and texture and can be made well in advance which will allow me to enjoy my guest.

Curried Chicken  Salad


Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-9-11

We are busy canning the last of the garden vegetables and beginning to think about fall plantings again. We put some of our fall plantings in  today and everything looks so pretty.  We are almost finished with the new back porch and we sure are enjoying it.
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I am so glad that you came by this morning so I can take a break. Lets sit down and have some coffee and these great pumpkin cinnamon rolls  and talk about this menu for next week.

I (finally) started a Face Book Page For Miz Helen's Country Cottage so I would really appreciate it you'al could like me on Face Book its on the side bar
Thank You So Much!!!


Sunday
Chili
From
The Texas Star Chili Cook Off (HERE)


Monday
With Left Over Chili
Tamale Pie
Green Tossed Salad
Spicy Pumpkin Pudding

Tuesday
Chicken and Dumplings
Fall Greens Salad
Hot Biscuits
Zucchini Spice Cake Cookies (Here)

Wednesday
Grilled Pork Chops
Baked Swee…


Sun Flower Smiles

There is nothing like a lazy Sun Flower to put a smile on your face. We have the prettiest Sun Flowers this year and what a great way to say good bye to summer.
Happy Sun Flower
The Birds Will Love All These Seeds In The Winter
The Happy Sun Flower Dance
Sun Flower Friends
A Happy Sun Flower Day To You and a Good Bye To Summer!
It was so much fun showing you my Sun Flower's today and saying good bye to summer, I hope they make you as happy as they  make me. Hope you will come back to the garden real soon! Peace and Joy Miz Helen