Full Plate Thursday 1-5-12

I am so excited that you are here to kick off 2012 with us, Welcome To Full Plate Thursday. There is no better way to start off a new year than with friends and great food. We had the greatest snacks and party foods last week and I am looking forward to the great food that you will be bringing in this new year. I can hardly wait to see what you have brought today.

It's A Celebration Next Thursday
You Are Invited 
Anniversary Party
Full Plate Thursday
One Year Anniversary
January 12, 2012

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Instant Oatmeal Packets  at A Season For All Things
Cinnamon Rolls at  Texas Cottage
Morning Snack
Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Brownies  at Gluten Freely Frugal
Fresh Cranberry Salsa  at Diana Rambles
Christmas Sundae  at Gluten Free SCD and Veggie
Afternoon Snack
Cube Cake  at Something Sweet
Chickpea Yogurt Salad at Cooking Is Easy
Gluten Free Beef Pot Roast Crock Pot  at Elegantly Gluten Free

If You Helped To Fill My Plate Last Week 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!
Thank You So Much For Coming Today and Come Back Soon
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Happy New Year Miz Helen :) Thanks so much for hosting!

  2. Hi,
    I shared my Slow Roasted Chicken and 8 Reasons to Add Probiotic Foods to Your Diet. Also a post about new year resolutions and 8 actions to take.

    Join me in my Probiotic Foods Challenge starting January 9 at Real Food Forager!
    Thanks for hosting! Happy New Year!

  3. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! Look forward to this every week!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting! Today I have posted an easy fermented applesauce recipe full of healthy probiotics to keep your immune system going strong!


  5. Miz Helen, thanks for the feature. The cinnamon rolls are the best!

  6. thanks for hosting...i'm linking up a honey roasted carrot recipe--we love them in our house!

  7. Thank you, Miz Helen, for featuring my GF Beef Pot Roast in the Crockpot from last week! I absolutely love your Menu, all the way from the Instant Oatmeal Packets and Cinnamon Rolls, to the Chickpea Yogurt Salad, Rosemary Rolls and Chocolate Gingerbread Cake, along with everything in between.

    Today I've brought Boneless Beef Short Ribs in Agave-Mustard Gravy, which is GF, DF, egg-free and nut-free. It also has a crockpot option after it's browned, if you like.

    Congratulations on your 1-year anniversary!

  8. Happy Thursday Miz Helen! This week I'm bringing you dinner {BBQ Chicken Soup} and dessert {Cookie Dough Cupcakes}.

  9. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen! I'm sharing a casserole & peanut butter balls & chocolate crackles.

  10. Hi Miz Helen. Happy New Year! I'll be looking forward to your anniversary next week. I don't have anything to link up with this week as we're still in holiday mode here with the kids not due to go back to school until the end of January.

    I have, however, started up my own linky party, every Thursday (same day as yours). If you ever feel like you'd like to post one of your beautiful recipes, I'd love for you to visit. If I love your recipes. I'm sure everyone else here in Australia will too. Be lovely to have you.


    Thanking you,
    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  11. Happy New Year! This week I'm sharing my Moroccan Chicken Casserole. Have a great day!

  12. I’m sharing my Top Ten Posts on Our Nourishing Roots in 2011, plus a post on how to prepare for my 30-Day GAPS Challenge that is coming up on January 15! I hope you enjoy both



  13. Happy New year! Everything you chose on your plate looks amazing!

  14. Happy Thursday. Great choices for your menu! We linked up a terrific vegetable soup today. Come visit.

  15. Hi, Miz Helen, I do hope your new year is absolutely wonderful and full of blessings.

    Thanks much for hosting...this is one of my fav. memes.
    xo bj

  16. I am looking forward to all the good food that gets linked up here. Thank you so much for hosting the party!!!

  17. Thank you for hosting! I love looking at all of the great recipes that get linked up!

  18. This is my first time linking up with you! Thank you so much for hosting <3 Carrie @Bakeaholic Mama

  19. Miz Helen, I have shared Sober Sangria and Triple A Muffins. Thank you for hosting!

  20. Happy New Year! Thanks for hosting!

  21. Miz Helen,
    Hi! I have brought Strawberry Parfaits. Thank you for being a great Host to Full Plate Thursday! Best wishes for the new year! Pat

  22. Happy New Year:) I am back for another fun year!

  23. Hi! I linked up my New Years Chicken Salad today! Thanks for hosting!! I am looking forward to celebrating your anniversary next week. Congrats!

  24. Happy New Year, Miz Helen! Congratulations on your upcoming one-year anniversary. I shared a sesame chicken meatballs recipe and an apricot chicken with gorgonzola and mozzarella recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again and have a great week!

    Christy @ toolsforkitchens

  25. Thanks for hosting! I've never linked up here before (I have no idea why). You have such a nice collection of followers. I shared a recipe for chess pie (a traditional Christmas dessert) that is free of gluten, dairy, egg, soy, corn. It's suspicious when you're putting it all together but turns out fabulous. Hope to be back next week!

  26. Hi Miz Helen, Thanks for hosting. I am sharing a post about a lovely little salad that can be whipped up with ingredients that are not only inexpensive but last for month in the fridge. A savoy cabbage and grapefruit salad. HAve a great rest of your day.

  27. Hi Miz Helen-I sure would love to join in filling my plate with all the delicious choices you have on your plate, but my Weight Watchers diet will not permit it. Although I will be checking out the amazing soups I see posted, and cannot resist the chocolate crinkle cookies...will check that out too!
    I linked my Chicken Soup for the Soul dish, and recipe. I'm still thinking about your awesome, hearty, and delicious chicken and dumplings soup...yumm!

  28. Miz Helen, I added one of my families favorite one pot dishes...yummy and so warming on a cold day like the one's we are having here in East TN...this is my first time participating I hope I followed all the rules...I love your blog and fb page keep up the great work.

  29. I am so glad you like the cranberry salsa. I made it over the weekend and added jalapeno and it was delish! Thanks for featuring me. I grabbed your "I was featured" button and added it to my sidebar and added a recipe to this week's linky!

  30. Thank you for highlighting my Christmas Sundae! I grabbed a plate! Today, I shared my Black Bean and Roasted Vegetable Salad! Hope you have a lovely week! Thank you for hosting this event!

  31. My plate is very full from tasting all of the wonderful food. Thank you for hosting this. I brought Potage Parmentier - French Leek & Potato Soup.

    Have a great weekend.

  32. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! I am linking up my GF Cookies and Cream Doughnuts, which we eat for dessert with cocoa after ice-skating rather than for breakfast.

  33. Thanks for hosting! This is one of my favorite linky parties. :)

  34. Thanks so much for hosting! I shared a delicious Grass-fed Pot Roast w/ Red Wine, Herbs & Honey recipe. Thanks for the Roasted Broccoli w/ Meyer Lemon feature last week at Full Plate too, I wasn't around, so I didn't get a chance to thank you. Take care.

  35. Thank you for featuring me with the Oatmeal Packets. These are a lifesaver for me! ~ Ellen

  36. Hi Miz Helen, Wow, so many delicious meals and desserts! I've brought one too!
    Thank you for hosting and have a nice day!

  37. Hi Miz Helen -- I added my friend's Mile High Brie recipe. We tried it New Year's Eve -- so easy and fabulously delicious! It will become my contribution to the party dish, too!

  38. Hello Miz Helen,
    Wish you a very happy New Year!Have linked up two of my recipes - hope you'll enjoy them:)

  39. Hello,

    This week I sharing a super easy dinner that takes not time to prepare and extremely delicious: Roasted leek and mushroom pork chops with homemade applesauce AND an outrageous vegan (and sugar free) mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert! :-)

    Happy New Year

    Chops: http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2012/01/roasted-leek-and-mushroom-pork-chops.html

    Vegan Ice Cream: http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2011/12/happy-birthday-mint-chocolate-chip-ice.html

    Be Well,

  40. Thank you so much! What an honor!


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