Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Full Plate Thursday 10-6-11

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday! I am always so excited to see all of you. Fall has arrived in our area. The pumpkins are appearing everywhere, fall vegetables are in the farmers markets and of course Texas Football is well underway.  The Texas State Fair is going on and The Texas Star Chili Cook Off is open here at the Country Cottage. I hope that you will bring your bowl of chili and enter it in the Cook Off. Check it out Here.
I can't wait to see what you have brought to share today so lets get all this food on the table. Thank you so much for coming today, have fun and come back real soon!

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Southwestern Omelette with Fried Plantains  at  Wheat Free Meat Free
Good Oat Bread and Jam  at Sweet Nothings
Morning Snack
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins   at Blessed Roots
Ciabatta Pizza at Quay Po Cooks
Afternoon Snack
Pineapple Unside Down Cornmeal Cake  at Maggies Country Kitchen

If You Helped Me Fill My Plate Please Take The Red Plate Home
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!


  1. Hi Miz Helen,
    I shared my videos for making grain-free roll out cookie dough and coconut whipped cream. I also shared the 5 reasons for my grain-free challenge!

  2. Hi, Miz Helen. Thank you for providing this lovely link party. I posted a recipe for chocolate banana ice cream that is both dairy free and refined sugar free. I hope you enjoy it! And I look forward to trying others' recipes too. Have a great week! --Alissa

  3. Always so many good things! Not sure what happened to our cooler temps...hoping they return. :-) I'm loving the early mornings though!

    Thanks so much for hosting my friend.

  4. Miz Helen, Thank you so much for hosting your great party. I have shared Mandarin Orange Tea Cake, Cherry Pie Muffins, and Easy Fish Tacos.

  5. ummm, your plate looks mighty good tonight, Miz Helen.
    THANK YOU for choosing the Oat bread. I am tickled to bring home A RED PLATE from your cottage.
    Thanks so much for hosting this fun meme. I just love it.
    xo bj

  6. Aww thanks Miz Helen! I had a feeling those plantains would get you. ;)

  7. Yes I love discovering new blogs this way.Some great stuff out there.Sure big thank you is in place for our hsot Miz Helen:))

  8. Hi Miz Helen, I tried to post 2 recipes, but they're not showing up. Hope I didn't do something wrong!

  9. Hi Miz Helen, thanks for hosting! I added both a gluten free blueberry muffin recipe, and a split pea soup recipe (we had them for one meal, and they went so well together!) I know, odd combination, but it was great. Enjoy!

  10. The beef stew with butternut squash sounds amazing! Thanks for hosting:@)

  11. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen! I'm still thinking about a chili contest contribution! :)

  12. Thanks for hosting and hope you have a blessed week!

  13. Miz Helen, Thanks for hosting this link party. I have added my recipes for grilled lobster tail and chicken tortellini soup

  14. Thank you so much for hosting!

  15. Once again, some amazing choices. We linked up a great waffle recipe. Check it out!

  16. Hi Miz Helen! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!

  17. Hi Miz Helen, Wooeee it's a full house today. Elbow to elbow with amazing treats. I'm going to be here for awhile. I'm sharing this simple curried yam soup.

  18. linked up my mom's homemade noodles and candy corn cupcakes :)


  19. Hi, Miz Helen. Full Plate Thursday really looks interesting this week and I can't wait to sample the recipes. I shared my grandmother’s chow-chow recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again this week!

  20. Hello, Miz Helen ! I shared 2 recipes today - one for a gluten-free rich chocolate mud pie and the other Bite Sized Nutella Brownies. Thanks as always for hosting Full Plate Thursday !

  21. Hi Miz Helen! I shared my Roasted Apple and Carrot salad today, looking forward also to reading the other posts! Have a lovely week!

  22. Hi Miz Helen! So many yummy entries here, today! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  23. Hi Miz Helen,

    Everything looks great again. Lots of new inspiration! I hope you will like my creamy, wild mushroom risotto!

    Thank you and until next time,

  24. Southwestern omlette and Ciabatta Pizza sound like great choices. I have to check them out now. Sending my NEW favorite sandwich, Roasted chicken with avocado and baby spinach.

  25. Thanks for hosting! I posted a profile about the antioxidant and mineral content of cumin seed.

  26. I posted a recipe for no knead whole wheat bread with a surprise ingredient. Thanks for letting me share!

  27. I've just posted the recipe for Kedgeree, adapted from A Treasury of Great Recipes by Mary and VIncent Price. In my post, I also discuss the film House on Haunted Hill, since it's my weekly Dinner and a Movie feature.

    Thanks so much for hosting and thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

  28. Everything looks so tasty this week... Thanks for hosting!

  29. Miz Helen, everything looks wonderful! I shared a hearty beef stew recipe today. Thank you for hosting us at your link party again this week!

  30. I'm late to the party!! I see that you made my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins this past week - I hope you enjoyed them :). This week I am linking to my post for Maple Icing and other ways to stretch real maple syrup.

    Thanks for hosting!

  31. Hi Miz Helen! Thank you so much for hosting! I'm getting here a little late, so many great recipes shared already. I shared a Honey-Sweetened Hot Chocolate recipe that is so delicious and comforting on a cold day. Dairy-free version also included in recipe. Thanks again.

  32. I'm a little late in joining the party this week, but better late than never. :) Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen.
    Blessings, ~Lisa

  33. Helen ~ thank you for the mention this week....I enjoy your linky each week! Blessings, K


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Miz Helen