Showing posts from March, 2012

Whats For Dinner Next Week 4-1-12

We have had our Easter decorations out for awhile now, because it seems like Easter is coming so early this year, the time is flying by. We are starting our preparations for Easter this week getting ready for the big Egg Hunt and other family activities that are so much fun at Easter time. Come on in the kitchen with me and  you can help me get one of these projects ready for next week end and we will talk about The Menu. Sunday Palm Sunday Roasted Chicken  Herb Roasted Asparagus Rainbow Potatoes with Lemon Sauce Spring Green Salad Hot Cottage Rolls Angel Food Squares with Strawberries and Cream Monday Fresh Tomato Basil Soup Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich Cherry Pie Tuesday From Sunday Left Over Chicken Chicken Salad  Garlic Bread Toast Left Over Cherry Pie Wednesday Ham and Asparagus Quiche  Fresh Green Tossed Salad Chocolate Chip Cookies and Vanilla Pudding Thursday From  Full Plate Thursday Dinner Chicken E

Full Plate Thursday 3-29-12

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, I am so excited to see you today.   Spring is popping out all over and certainly our food reflects the season. Every week when I am preparing for you to come and share the day with us I think about all the wonderful food that you will be bringing and the great fellowship that we have here every Thursday. Thank you so much for coming and being a part of our day here at The Cottage! This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Waffles with Blackberry Syrup   at Our Nourishing Roots Morning Snack Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake   at Addicted To Recipes Lunch Creamed Chicken with Leeks and Mushrooms   at The 21st Century Housewife Sauteed Cabbage with Sour Cream   at Recipes To Nourish Butterscotch Brulee Pie   at A Crafty Cook Afternoon Snack Spring Basket Cookies   at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Dinner Chicken Enchilada Dip   at Pary Moppins Fiesta Salad and Vinagarette   at Once A

Best Cherry Pie

"Can she bake a Cherry Pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?"  I remember hearing my Mother singing that little tune when she would be baking this Cherry Pie. I always knew that we would have Cherry Pie that night for dessert when she started singing that little tune. This is a great Cherry Pie recipe that has been in our family since I can remember, and that's a long time, lol.

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-25-12

I am so excited about Spring we have had enough rain that our lake is now full and it just looks beautiful. We got 5 1/2 inches of rain in 24 hours last week so that really helps. Come take a walk with me just down in The Garden Gate and we will sit on the patio and have our morning coffee and enjoy the beauty of spring and talk about The Menu for next week. Sunday Fellowship Dinner At Church I Am Taking Black Eyed Peas and Ham Hock Monday Green Chili Stew Mexican Corn Muffins Sunshine Cookies and Fruit Tuesday With Left Over Green Chili Stew Green Chili Burittos  Spanish Rice Homemade Salsa Sunshine Cookies and Fruit Wednesday Spicy Pork Chops Mac N Cheese Fresh Green Peas Spring Greens Salad Granny Apple Pie Thursday Baked Sandwich Green Tossed Salad Left Over Apple Pie (The Blue Bell Will Be All Gone) Friday From Full Plate Thursday Dinner Cod with Artichoke and Basil   at Katie-Kate's Kitch

Full Plate Thursday 3-22-12

Happy Spring and Welcome To Full Plate Thursday! We have been busy getting some last minute planting done in the gardens before the rain storms come in that we are expecting. I sure hope you brought your rain boots because you will sure need them today. Come on in get dry, and help yourself to some of that awesome Coffee Cake and a great cup of tea.  I am so excited that you are here today and I can't wait to see what you have brought to share. This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Cajun Crock Pot Breakfast   at Cajun Delights Morning Snack Jam and Cream Topped Scones   Lollipop Lane Lunch Spring Irish Stew with Roasted Cabbage   at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen Irish Tea Cake   at Cookin' Mimi Afternoon Snack Worlds Best Irish Soda Bread   at My Judy The Foodie Dinner Cod with Artichoke and Basil   at Katie-Kate's Kitchen Roasted Broccoli   at My Healthy Habits Banana Split Brownie Pie   at Inside Bru Crew Life If Your Helped To Fill My Plate Then Please Take Th

Slow Cooker Green Chili Stew

When it gets really cold and rainy outside one of the favorite stew's at The Country Cottage is Green Chili Stew. It is real comfort food for us, and that is what we are making today. We like to serve it with warm homemade tortilla's and I can't wait until it's ready! Recipe   This Smells So Good Enjoy! I sure am glad that you stopped by to have a bowl of Green Chili Stew with us today, hope you enjoyed it. I always look forward to your visits and come back soon! Peace and Joy Miz Helen This Post Is Linked To Soups On Sunday Mix It Up Monday Hunk of Meat Monday Making You Crave Monday Tempt My Tummy Tuesday Recipe Sharing Monday Slightly Indulgent Tuesday Tasty Tuesday Tidbits Tasty Tuesday Tuesday At The Table Trick or Treat Tuesday What's Cooking Wednesday Cast Party Wednesday Newlyweds Recipe Linky Real Food Wednesday Foodie Friday Sunday Night Soup Night

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-18-12

We are participating in a Clover Hunt this St. Patrick's Day week end and it is going to be so much fun.  I sure am glad that you stopped by this morning you can come out to the garden with me and help me pull some of these green onions, and we can talk about The Menu for next week, grab a basket and lets get started. Sunday March Madness Party Ruben Burger Homemade Spicy Sweet Potato Chips Homemade Kosher Dills Texas Sheet Cake and Blue Bell Monday Southwestern Breakfast Bake   Homemade Salsa Left Over  Texas Sheet Cake Tuesday Chicken Delight Casserole From The Salad Tub Spring Greens Salad Wednesday From  Full Plate Thursday Pork Chops Pizziola   Go Ahead...Take A Bite! Napa Cabbage Slaw with Red Wine Vinaigrette    Elegantly, Gluten Free The Perfect White Rustic Loaf   Lemon Drop Toasted Coconut Ice Cream   Kitchen Flavours  Thursday Pinto Bean Burritos Homemade Salsa Mexican Green Salad Greek Yogurt Pie Friday Southwest Tilapia Chowder Spring Green Salad Garlic a

Full Plate Thursday 3-15-12

I am so excited to see all of you today, Welcome To Full Plate Thursday!  This is a really busy week, it is Spring Break for some folks, March Madness, and of course we have St. Patrick's Day coming up this week end. We have a "Clover Hunt" going on here today, so I sure hope you find that Four Leaf Clover that you have been searching for.   I can't wait to see what you have in your basket today, I'm hungry how about you? This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Baked Oatmeal In Spiced Apple   Little Mommy, Big Appetite Morning Snack Not Just Any Irish Soda Bread   A Spoonful of Thyme Lunch Deviled Avocado   Mrs Happy Homemaker Cream of Artichoke Soup   The Single Nester St Patrick's Day Cupcake   Rose Bakes Afternoon Snack Cucumber Tea Sandwiches   Will Cook For Smiles Rosy Tea   A Pinch of Joy Dinner Pork Chops Pizziola   Go Ahead...Take A Bite! Napa Cabbage Slaw with Red Wine Vinaigrette    Elegantly, Gluten Free The Perfect White

Ruben Burger

When the calendar rolls over to March, I think of time change, St Patrick's Day, Rubens, and Basketball. Its March Madness Time, and we are having a small group of friends over to enjoy some basketball with us. We have had some beautiful weather and are able to use our grill, so I wanted to cook outdoors. I developed this burger just for the party, but we will be having it again and again, it is a great burger! Ruben Burger Ruben Burger Miz Helen's Kitchen 1/4 pound Cooked Corned Beef chopped very fine in the food processor 1 onion, chopped 1 pound ground chuck (we use grass fed beef ) 1/4 cup parsley, chopped dash cayenne pepper Salt and Pepper to taste 2 cups Sauerkraut Sliced Swiss Cheese Thousand Island Dressing Buns of your choice In the food processor chop until fine the Corned Beef and the onion. Mix the ground chuck, Corned Beef and Onion Mix, parsley, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper then make the Ruben Burger Patties. I always make a li

Southwestern Breakfast Bake

Southwest Breakfast Bake Southwestern Breakfast Bake Southwestern Breakfast Bake is a delicious blend of southwestern flavors, eggs, tortillas and vegetables. This Breakfast Bake can be served morning noon or night and a favorite for family and friends. This is one of those bakes that can be frozen in indiviual servings for up to 3 months. We love being able to grab one serving, heat it up in the micro wave and it is ready to go. The beautiful Mexican Serving Dish is a gift from my friend Jan who served with the Peace Corp in Mexico,  Thank You Jan! A Very Colorful Mix of Veggies A Wonderful Blend of Spice For The Egg Mix Southwestern Breakfast Bake Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 1 (11 ounce) can Mexicorn, drained 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 8 corn or flour tortillas, quartered 2 cups reduced fat Mexican blend cheese, shredded 4 eggs 6 egg whites 2/3 cup skim milk 1/2 teaspoon chili

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-11-12

It just seems like yesterday and we were adjusting our clocks to daylight savings time and here it is again. Spring is here. My yard is filled with beautiful wild flowers, daffodils, and the trees are beginning to bloom and set on leaves. St Patrick's Day is Saturday and we will be enjoying the local St Patrick's Day Festival. I am glad you are here today you can help me finish a project for the festival and give me ideas for next weeks menu. Pin It Sunday Lamb Chops with Mint Dressing Herbed Fingerling Potatoes Fresh Green Beans with Onion and Bacon Vinaigrette Roasted Beet Salad with Feta Yeast Dinner Rolls Chipotle Chocolate Molten Cake Monday Butter Beans with Ham Hock Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries Green Tossed Salad Corn Bread Chocolate Mint Cupcakes Tuesday Swiss Strips Mashed Potatoes Fresh Swiss Chard in Garlic Saute Fresh Spring Green Salad Cottage Bread Fruit Compote and Sponge Cake Wednesday Covered Dish Dinner With Friends I Am Bringing Turnip Casserol

Full Plate Thursday 3-8-12

I want to take a moment to remember all our friends in the heartland who lost so much this past week end in the horrible tornado's. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers and we will be thinking of you as you begin to rebuild your lives. Everyone here at Full Plate Thursday join's me in wishing you a speedy recovery. It is so good to see you today. When we go through a disaster like we did last week end it reminds us just how important our friends are, so I am giving each one of you a hug today!! I know that you have brought some really great food today, so lets get to the tables and see what it is. This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast 5 Protein Packed Breakfasts   at Beyond The Peel Morning Snack Raspberry Danish Delights   at Nola Mommy Lunch Asparagus Lasagna with Pancetta, Goat Cheese and Lemon   at Galley Kitchen Beetroot, Carrot Apple Walnut Salad   at Gluten Free SCD and Veggie Vanilla Bean Pots de Creme   at Gastronomical Sovereighnty Afternoon Snack