Full Plate Thursday 12-15-11

 Welcome To Full Plate Thursday
Oh my goodness I barely got back here before you came today, I just got my last package in the mail for Christmas, so I can check that off my list. It smells so good in here with all this food warming on the stove and all the slow cookers just waiting to be opened. I am so excited to see what you have brought today so lets get to it. Thank you so much for coming today and hope you will come back real soon!

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Eggnog French Toast at  Shugary Sweets
Morning Snack
Cream Scones  at Dishes and Dishes
PBJ Banana Smoothie  at Wheat Free Meat Free
Fruit and Berry Christmas Bread at A Pretty Life in The Suburbs
Gingerbread Men  at Aunt Nubby's Kitchen
Afternoon Snack
Peppermint Mocha Beverage  at Texas Cottage
Christmas Cream Cheese Walnut Cookies  at Keeping Up With The Times
Swirled Pumpkin and Chocolate Cheesecake  at Mostly Food and Crafts

If You Helped Me Fill My Plate Today 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!

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Hi Miz Helen, I had so much to share this week because there are so many fun foods to make!! Thanks for hosting & I hope you're having a great week!! Hugs to you.

  2. Hi,
    I shared my famous grain-free party franks.I alsoshared a list of my favorite holiday gift ideas.

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Hi, Helen..thanks so much for hosting this lovely meme every week. I have really been able to get some great recipes.
    I am going to try your Divinity candy next week.
    I love it and also love Date Nut Candy. My mom made it every Christmas all my life and I am making some next week, too. I'll save ya a piece.:)
    xo bj

  4. Mike will be so proud that you picked his PBJ Banana Smoothie. This week I'm sharing one of my favorite tapa dishes, Patatas Bravas, Potatoes in Spicy Tomato Sauce.

  5. Hi Miz Helen,
    I've brought a plate of snacking cakes to share! Thank you for hosting, have a lovely day!

  6. Thank so much for hosting and for featuring my Creamy Herb Chicken Salad w/ Pomegranate! This week I shared a Chocolate Pumpkin Cake recipe (sprouted gluten-free flour & egg-free). It’s super moist and chocolaty. Thanks again!


  7. Hi Miz Helen, thank you so much for hosting another wonderful Thursday link up. I'm sharing my Curried Pumpkin Soup recipe, and a winter fruit salad.

  8. I am absolutely loving all of these holidays dishes...one more mouth watering then the other...great link up and you are a great hostess, Miz Helen.

    I am linking up my Cottage Cheese Dumplings.

  9. This is my first visit to your blog. Embarrassingly...I can't remember how I got here...click, click, click. Anyway, I love the idea about you and your friends sharing at the end of the month. I remember those 'end of the paycheck/month' times, too. For my first visit here, I have added Jerusalem Bagels. I saw them when I was in Israel(in old Jerusalem)last year and was completely fascinated with them.

    Thanks for hosting this fun link party. I am going to start following your blog. It feels like home.

  10. Thank you for hosting Miz Helen! I've brought a family recipe for some delicious Christmas squares. Hope you and yours are enjoying the Holiday Season!

  11. Hi Miz Helen
    I've linked my "Tiger Rolls" and my "Gingerbread Biscotti"
    Thank you for hosting this party every week!:)

  12. Thank you so much for hosting each week. Looking forward to looking through all the good food!!!

  13. Miz Helen, thank you for hosting every Thursday!

  14. I'm glad you liked my cheesecake - thanks for the feature!

  15. Thanks for hosting, and shouting out my eggnog french toast!

  16. Hi Miz Helen,
    I've brought a lovely old favorite today -- Applesauce Cake with Cherries and Walnuts. It's gluten-free and casein-free, and can also be nut-free, but the best part is that whether my guests pay attention to allergies or not, it's always a popular cake.

  17. Miz Helen, you'll love the peppermint mocha as an afternoon snack. Since our high temp in Houston will be 78, I think I'll skip it today. LOL! Hoping for cooler weather. Thanks for the feature!

  18. Miz Helen, Thank you so much for featuring my Gingerbread Men cookies! Have a great weekend!

  19. Thanks for hosting :) Have a wonderful day!

  20. Hello Miz Helen! I've linked up my Cranberry Banana Smoothie this week.

  21. Hi Miz Helen, Thanks for hosting. There are all sorts of delicious treats this week. You sure can tell Christmas is on it's way. I'm sharing a recipe for Huevos Rancheros. A perfect breakfast or brunch item for the holidays.

  22. Thanks for hosting! This week I have shared my lemon glazed lemon pound cake, pasta with vodka cream sauce and homemade puff pastry. (I accidentally entered the pound cake twice. I didn't think it went through the first time. Sorry about that:)

  23. Thank you so much for the mention!! We loved the asparagus and plan to make it often. I am a huge mustard fan. :) This week I am sharing caramelized onions with cranberries, fried tilapia, and roasted broccoli.

  24. Today I am sharing a decadent wintertime snack: Grain-Free Shortbread Wedges and Coconut Milk Peppermint Hot Cocoa. It is GAPS-friendly for those who need a holiday treat that won’t give them a sugar headache.


  25. This is my latest post in my REAL FOOD 101 series where each week I explain a building block of real food. This week I teach you how to lacto-ferment ketchup. Enjoy!

    You can use ketchup as a base for cocktail sauce, fry sauce, and BBQ sauce too!


  26. thanks for hosting :) have a nice weekend!

  27. I linked my Flour fritters here. Thanks for hosting..

  28. Hi Miz Helen-I realize it's late at night now, I saw that the linky is still open and gave it a try to link up. You certainly filled your plate for another wonderful, and delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner...including all the great snacks, and desserts. Yumm:DDD
    Hope you will have a wonderful weekend, Christmas is just around the corner!

    Big hugs to you, you are such a great host, thank you for hosting, yet another delicious, and festive Full Plate!

  29. Hi Miz Helen, I've just linked up another recipe. Thank you for hosting, have a nice day!

  30. Hi Miz Helen! Love your plate and that photo of you at the beach is fab! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  31. I added this event to my event calender,Hope to join from the next linky party...


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