Full Plate Thursday 1-26-12

It is pouring down rain here today,  so come on in the house and get dry and warm. We are so excited to have this wonderful rain and it is perfect for all the onions that we just planted in our garden. We have some hot coco and cookies on the table so get warm and help yourself.  I am so happy that you came today and can't wait to see what you have brought to share with us today I always look forward to seeing you!
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Pie  at Debbi Does Dinner Healthy and Low Calorie
Morning Snack
Strawberry Milk Shake Vegan  at Yum! Yum! Yum!
Tomato Bisque  at Bookcase Foodie
Ginger Molasses Skillet Cake  at The Alchemist
Afternoon Snack
Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies  at Trilogy Edibles
Beef Stew  at Aunt Nubby's Kitchen
Pimento Cheese Cornbread Muffins   at The Rickett Chronicles
Bread of The Week
Homemade Artisan Bread  at Lisa's Dinnertime Dish

IF You Helped Me Fill My Plate Today Please Take The Red Plate Home
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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!
Thank You So Much For Coming Today and Come Back Soon!

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Hi, Helen...thanks so much for hosting.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week.
    xo bj

  2. Hi,
    I shared my video for dripping yogurt for whey and yogurt cheese and a guest post about the science behind fermented vegetables. Also a video for making sauerkraut.

    Join me in my Probiotic Foods Challenge starting January 9 at Real Food Forager!

    And link up your cultured and fermented foods here!
    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thank you, Miz Helen, for hosting your wonderful party for us. I've shared Easy Bistro Chicken, Chocolate Cups & a special dessert.

  4. Miz Helen,
    Hi! Thank you for hosting. I brought Kentucky Hot Brown.

  5. Happy Thursady Miz Heken! Sounds like you are eating well at your house. :)

  6. Thanks for hosting! I shared an easy cultured mustard recipe full of healthy probiotics.

  7. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! It seems like it's been ages since I've been able to participate. I've added the Green Smoothies. I can't wait to check out all the recipes!

  8. Thanks for hosting! I've linked up my Peanut Butter Bark recipe - it is delicious, but extremely easy to make.

  9. Thanks for hosting. I shared a Fettuccine Alfredo recipe. It’s so yummy! Fresh lemon juice and zest add an extra special flavor to this dish, they help cut the richness too. Thanks again.


  10. Helen, it's lookin good so far girl!

  11. Hello Miz Helen,
    I'm back again and have linked up my Apple Custard Tart this week - hope you'll enjoy it:)

  12. Thank you so much for hosting, Miz Helen! So many delicious things at the party already, can't wait to check them out. :) Have a great week!

  13. Wow... Every time I come back the list just grows. You have a great link-up with some pretty tasty ideas here. Tonight I shared a recipe for potato soup that you can make in an hour without a roux, cream, or soup base. Enjoy!

  14. I've brought some Red Velvet Cookies for you this week! Thanks for hosting!

  15. Good Morning Miz Helen (it's morning here////)
    I've linked up to my "Teddy Bear Challah" and to my "Brioche Cinnamon Rolls"
    Thanks for hosting this wonderful and inspiring(!) party, and I hope you have a great weekend :)

  16. Thanks for hosting the party. I've brought Chicken Tikka Pizza. Have a great day!

  17. I saved Aunt Nubby's Beef Stew too, sounds like a great dinner:@)

  18. Love all the recipe ideas each week! Yours is my favorite to come to every week. Thanks for the feature!

  19. Thank you for hosting this great event. I brought a southern favorite - toasted pecans. Hope you have a great weekend.

  20. I shared a recipe for Sauteed Balsamic Kale. Kale is one of the most nutritious foods out there and so very good! This recipe has an easy 4 ingredients and all are allergy-friendly. Thanks for hosting!

  21. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! I have shared Dove cookies and Cookie Monster cupcakes :) Have a Sweet Week!

  22. Thanks for hosting! I posted out Monkey Bread breakfast recipe. So good, so easy, so not the most healthy thing to eat all the time! :) Can't wait to try some of the other recipes on here!

    Live a FabuLESS life

  23. Miz Helen, Thank you for featuring the Beef Stew! This week I have shared Hummingbird Bundt Cake and Easy Cinnamon Rolls. I saw pictures of all the Texas rain in our morning paper, wow! Thank you for hosting your great party, rain or shine!

  24. Sharing Cheeseburger Scalloped Potatoes and a story about change.....

  25. Thank you so much for featuring my artisan bread! I'm so excited!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!!

  26. Thanks for hosting sweet Helen! :)

    Melissa Placzek

  27. Hello Miz Helen!

    This is my first time here and I'm excited to read your blog! I look forward to seeing more :)

    Susan@ Cooking in the Florida Heat

  28. Thanks for hosting Full Plate Thursday, every week. It's one of my favourite linky parties!! I linked up a wonderful beef stew, perfect for those chilly winter nights.

  29. We linked up a terrific jambalya recipe today. Perfect for cold rainy weather. Come on over and visit.

  30. Thanks for being a wonderful host, as always Miz Helen!!

  31. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! I linked up my Crockpot Breakfast Casserole and a fun bento lunch I made for my girls this week :)

  32. Hi Miz Hele, thanks for hosting. I’m sharing my Split Pea and Ham Soup recipe, and my slightly indulgent rice pudding for breakfast :)

  33. As always, thanks for hosting! Sharing our recipe for cranberry almond muffins along with a few reasons to include more cranberries in our diets. Enjoy!

  34. As always, thanks for hosting!! Have a great weekend!

  35. Thanks for hosting. What a great story of how this idea came to be. Sharing our recipe for Crock-Pot Steak & Cherry Chili. Hope you will enjoy.

  36. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen. Today I'm sharing my favorite stir-fry vegetable recipe! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

  37. Hi Miz Helen, Thanks for hosting another great week. I'm sharing a recipe for a waldorf salad with a yummy sour cream and blue cheese dressing (my new favorite!). Have a great week.

  38. Happy Thursday, Miz Helen! I just stopped by your cozy country cottage to see what is on the menu. It always looks so tasty! Thanks for stopping in my home this past week and linking up! I do appreciate it.
    Enjoy your weekend, Susie

  39. Thank you for hosting Miz Helen, all dishes look delicious!

  40. Hope you've had a lovely week Miz Helen! This week I've written about Thyme! Did you know that it has links with the Underworld? It's also incredibly good for you! See you next week!

  41. Thank you for hosting the party today! I am getting here a little late but wanted to share my Deep-Dish Winter Fruit Pie with Walnut Crumb!

  42. Hi Miz Helen-finally, this week I don't have a problem linking, and sharing. Wow, I'm so impressed with all those amazing links, that I do want to check out!
    I'm sharing my Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake from my Weight Watchers Cookbook.
    You sure are getting your share of rain, in Texas...wish some of it would come our way to South Florida. Everything is so dry here, and very little rain...if, at all!
    Have a wonderful end of the week, and thanks for hosting:DDD

  43. This week I am sharing my recipe for GAPS Chocolate Chips (honey-sweetened), which work perfectly in chocolate chip cookies, I am happy to say!


    I am also sharing my Week Two of the GAPS Challenge, and my 5 Recipe Resources for GAPS post. There’s a grain-free theme here!

  44. Hi Miz Helen ;-)
    I totally 'got' why you picked the chocolate butterscotch carmel pecan bars for your dessert. Mercy!

    As I usually do, I scrolled down and looked over your recent postings. Don't think I ever heard of combining strawberries and jalapenos before. I have a son who might like that combination.

    Hope you have a great time at your friends birthday party this weekend!

    I finished linking up the pies I made for Christmas and I also linked up the "Brownie Cake" I ended up making.... you'll see what I'm talking about when you get to that posting. o;-p

  45. Hi Miz Helen,
    This week we posted how to make homemade yogurt from raw milk so that it turns out perfect every time! I can't drink milk or eat most cheese, but this yogurt treats me right. You can drain it so it is super thick, too! Yum!

  46. Another great party with wonderful things to eat. Today I bring Cran/Raspberry Jam. This is a nice way to have "fresh" jam in the winter. Thank for hosting. Have a super week.

  47. I just put up my recipe for homemade white chocolate, which I sweetened with honey to make it GAPS legal. Plus, unlike my chocolate chip recipe that contains cocoa powder, this recipe is completely GAPS-legal for even those who cannot tolerate the cocoa powder. Enjoy!


  48. Hi Miz Helen! Thank you so much for featuring my Ginger Molasses Skillet Cake, I am so honored!

  49. Thank so much for featuring us! We are super excited to see our link up there! We really appreciate it and have added your button to our site!

  50. Miz Helen, I am glad you liked the Strawberry Milk Shake and thank you for featuring it on your Red Plate.

    Here is one more I have submitted, 'Asparagus Chutney' Asparagus with an Indian Twist.

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  51. You know those Scotch egs are calling my name!! Happy new year!

  52. Thanks so much for hosting, and for joining me each week at Inspire Me Monday - your recipes are always such an inspiration to me!

    I am also hosting a new blog hop, Friendship Fridays, where my blogging community has the opportunity to get to know one another better while growing their social networks. I hope you'll stop by and consider joining the fun!


  53. Miz Helen--this is always such a fun link party. I come away with so many good ideas. I have linked Black Bean Soup with Chorizo, Ham, and Bacon. I have also linked Butterscotch Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  54. Hi Miz Helen. How are you this week? We too have been having a lot of rain again. Not as bad as last year with the terrible flooding but still flooding in some low lying areas with people having to evacuate. Always in the hands of Mother Nature of here! Have a good week.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  55. Miz Helen...thanks for featuring my Pimento Cheese Cornbread Muffins. I hope you enjoyed them.

    Thanks again!

    The Rickett Chronicles

  56. Hi Miz Helen, thanks for hosting! I shared a Chicken-Bacon-Cheddar Panini recipe today.


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