Showing posts from May, 2012

Full Plate Thursday 5-31-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
I hope that all of you had a great holiday week end and that you are all rested from your events. We had a great holiday with family and friends, it always goes by to fast.  I am so happy to see you today, we have a refreshment table of Blueberry and Lavender Muffins along with some wonderful Black and Blue Smoothie, so come on over to the table and help yourself. I can't wait to see what you have brought to share with us today. Your visit's are always so special to me so be sure to come back soon!
This Is  How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Roasted Asparagus and Buttered Crumbed Egg  at Aunt B on a Budget
Morning Snack
Chocolate Chocolate Zucchini Cake at Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate
Navajo Tacos  at A Spoonful of Thyme
Roasted Corn and Avocado Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette  at  Newlyweds
Rhubarb Cream Dessert   at Stella B's
Afternoon Snack
Banana Date Cake with Walnut and Honey Glaze  at T…

Old Fashioned Steak Fingers

This is going to be an "R Rated Foodie Post" for some of you, but every now and then "Honey Bunny" and I just have to have some "soul food".  My husband retired several years ago, but periodically he will go back to work for a bit. Recently he retired for the 4th time, (so far) and I decided to have something special for him. I asked him what he would like to have and he said remember when we used to go to the " Drive Inn" and get Steak Fingers in a Basket on Friday night? Oh yes, I could almost taste them, so today we are sharing our Old Fashioned Steak Fingers. We have got two Steak Finger Baskets to go!

Old Fashioned Steak Fingers

Old Fashioned Steak Fingers Miz Helen's Kitchen 1 pound Round Steak cut 3/4 inch thick, tenderized and cut into strips ( We Use Grass Fed Beef) 2 cups flour (of your choice) 1 cup yellow cornmeal 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder dash Cayenne Pepper (optional) 2 cups Buttermilk 1 cup Pean…

Whats For Dinner Next Week 5-27-12

American flags are flying everywhere in our village a reminder of the sacrifice that has been made for our freedom. I want to take a moment and say Thank you to all those families who made that sacrifice.
God Bless You!
We are getting ready for a big week end, just taking some down time with our family and friends and looking forward to spending time with them. I am working out in the outdoor kitchen today getting some things ready for our guests, so come on back and join me, we will have some of this Strawberry Lemonade that I just made, we can visit and talk about next weeks menu.

Sunday Country Ribs and Barbeque Sauce
New Potato Salad
 Pinto Beans Corn Bread Red White and Blue Cupcakes with Homemade Ice Cream

Monday Memorial Day Burgers and Dogs On The Grill
Fresh Sliced Tomatoes
Onions and Pickles From The Pickle Pot
  Bean Bake Sweet Potato Chips All American Bites

Tuesday Crock Pot Italian Chicken Pasta Noodles Green Tossed Salad
 Garlic Bread Left Over All American Bites

Wednesday S…

Full Plate Thursday 5-24-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
We are very busy making plans for the memorial day week end as I am sure many of you are, so I am really excited to see and enjoy all the wonderful food that you are sharing today. We are here on the Up Stairs Patio today we can enjoy our time together and watch all the birds when they come to the feeders and the bird bath. We have been helping to put up flags around our community as a reminder what this holiday is all about.
I want to take a moment to say
"Thank You" to the families who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom,  God Bless You.
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Cheesy Egg In A Bowl at  Making Memories
Handmade Vanilla Cappuccino  at Renaissance Woman
Morning Snack
Fastest Cinnamon Rolls  at Fashioned 4 You
Frothy Fruity Orange Banana Smoothie at  Joyful Homemaking
Vegan Tacos at  The One With The Cupcakes
Real Food Hot Nacho Cheese Sauce  at Tessa The Domestic …

Crock Pot Au Gratin Potatoes

I am always on the lookout for a great side dish that can be prepared in the Crock Pot for a large crowd. We entertain frequently and attend at least one or two covered dish pot luck dinner's a month, so a recipe like this is awesome.  The Crockpot Ladies shared this recipe on my Full Plate Thursday on April 5, 2012. I have made it twice since then and it is a great recipe that I wanted to share with you today.

Crock Pot Au Gratin Potatoes
Crock Pot Au Gratin Potatoes Adapted From The Crock Pot Ladies Prepared In Miz Helen's Kitchen 2 pounds of Russet Potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch thick rounds 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated (or shredded) 1 1/4 cups Whipping Cream 1/2 cups Shallots, finely chopped 2 teaspoons Fresh Rosemary, chopped Salt and Pepper to taste 1-2 Tablespoons Butter or Spread for buttering the Crock Pot Butter the crock pot with your butter ( or you can use a cooking spray) Mix cream, rosemary, shallots and salt and pepper in bowl. Put half of the pot…

Whats For Dinner Next Week 5-20-12

We are very excited this week, we are going to the graduation of our Granddaughter. Time goes by to fast sometimes, it seems like just yesterday when she was starting school. Of course we want to Congratulate her and all the graduates of the Class of 2012! Come on back to the porch and we will have a glass of Iced Herb Tea and visit about the menu for next week.

Sunday Herb Crusted Pork Loin  With Roasted Vegetables Fresh Saute Rainbow Swiss Chard Tossed Spring Greens with Strawberries Hot Rolls Lemon Tart

Monday Red Beans and Rice Tossed Green Salad Corn Bread Muffins Left Over Lemon Tart
Tuesday Stuffed Pork Chops Fresh Garden Peas and Potatoes with Lemon Mint Sauce Fresh Green Salad Cheesy Dill Biscuit Blackberry Cobbler
Wednesday Full Plate Thursday Dinner Hawaiian Chicken   at  Simply Made Home Baked Parmesan Carrot Fries with Chilled Cilantro Dipping Sauce  at My Judy The Foodie Stuffed Squash Blossoms  at The Fitness Girl Kitchen Caesar Asparagus Salad  at Skinny Kitchen Apricot Upside Down …

Full Plate Thursday 5-17-12

I am so excited to see you today, Welcome to Full Plate Thursday! We are getting ready for another graduation in our family as I am sure many of you are as well. Time really fly's by, it just seems like yesterday when we were watching these young people go off to Kindergarten and now they are graduating high school and college. We are going to have so much fun and good food today, I can't wait to see what you are sharing today. Thank you so much for sharing with us today and we will hope to see you real soon!

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!
This Week's Features
 Special Mothers Day Tributes Tea For Mother and Me   at Sweet Nothings Skillet Blackberry Jam In Honor Of My Mother for Mothers Day  at My Carolina Kitchen
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast Baked Eggs with Crispy Hashbrown Crust  at Meg's Everyday Indulgence Morning Snack Cranberry Apple Breakfast Cookie  at Imitation By Design Lunch Overnight Chicken Enchilada Bake  at Saving 4 Six Mango Guacamole  a…

Swiss Roast

This  recipe for Swiss Roast  has been in our family as long as I can remember, and lol, that's a long time. This is a great Roast that will do so many things from a nice company dinner  to making a great sandwich. We are going to serve it for a great week night dinner today.

Swiss Roast
Swiss Roast Miz Helen's Kitchen 21/2 to 3 pound Chuck Roast (we use a local grower, grass fed) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 Green Bell Peppers Seeded and sliced 3 yellow onions medium sliced 4 stalks celery ribs chopped medium 2 garlic cloves chopped 2 cups stewed tomatoes with juice 2 cups tomato sauce 1 teaspoon celery seed 1 teaspoon thyme 2 teaspoon parsley Salt and Pepper to taste 1 cup water Season the meat with Salt and Pepper and dust with the flour of your choice. In a hot Dutch Oven Pot, heat the olive oil and sear the seasoned Roast on both sides. Add the peppers, onions, celery and garlic. Sprinkle the remainder of the seasons on top of the meat, peppers, onions and celery. Pour the s…

Double Chocolate Brownie Bites

My assigned blog this month for the Secret Recipe Club is It's Yummy to My Tummy and I had so much fun visiting this blog searching for just the right recipe to present to you today. Heather, has  wonderful recipes from S'mores Pie to Spaghetti Fritata, but I am presenting her Double Chocolate Brownie Bites to you today. These Brownie Bites are so good, I had to hide some of them just to get my photo's they were gone so quick.  I sure hope that you will visit Heather's  great blog and tell her Hi from Miz Helen.

Double Chocolate Brownie Bites
Double Chocolate Brownie Bites It's Yummy to My Tummy Prepared In Miz Helen's Kitchen 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 cup all- purpose flour 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chocolate chips Combine brown sugar and butter and beat until light and fluffy.   Add vanilla and egg and mix well Mix flour,cocoa, salt, and baking soda Mix the fl…

Whats For Dinner Next Week 5-13-12

Last week end was awesome at my annual Women's Retreat, I came back all refreshed with my cup full and my spirit renewed.  We have had the most beautiful weather this week with just the perfect amount of rain and sunshine for the gardens. Come along with me and we will walk out the The Garden Gate and take a look at the row crops that are just about ready to start producing. We are going to have so many wonderful fresh things to cook and eat.

If you are a Mother or if you will be celebrating this Mothers Day honoring your Mom or someone else,  I want to wish you a Happy Mothers Day!

Sunday Mothers Day I Am Told To Expect A Really Big Surprise, So I Am It Has Been My Greatest Joy To Be A Mom To My Awesome Children! 

Monday Southwest White Bean Stew Tossed Green Salad Corn Bread Individual Blackberry Cobbler

Tuesday Southwestern Quiche Tossed Green Salad Fresh Salsa Limeade Cooler Dessert

Wednesday Baby Bella Steak Bake Garlic Mashed Potatoes  Fresh Green Beans Fresh Spring Greens Salad Cottage…

Full Plate Thursday 5-10-12

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, I am so happy to see you today.  We had the best rain this week and everything is so fresh, I sure hope your enjoyed your drive out to the country.  Mothers day coming up this week end, are you planning something special for Mothers Day to honor someone in your life or is someone planning something special for you to honor you in their life?You are very special in my life and I can hardly wait to see what you have brought today so lets get into your basket and get the food on the table.

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Mushroom, Cilantro Feta Omelete  at Gluten Free A-Z Blog Morning Snack Strawberry Scones and Homemade Strawberry Milk at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Lunch Tequila Lime Carne Asada with Spring Salsa  at The New 19th Century Kitchen Mucho Margarita Cupcakes at Couponing & Cooking Afternoon Snacks Strawberry Crumb Cake  at The Alchemist Dinner Herbed Chicken and Artichokes with Coconut Scented Forbidden Rice at Peanut Butte…

Lemon Tart

We just love a great lemon dessert. We were having some dear friends over for dinner and I wanted to make a special dessert for them, so I made this Lemon Tart. We have always enjoyed it and so did they.  I was so excited when there were two slices left, that we had for dessert the next day at lunch, it was sooo good! I am sharing it with you today and sure hope you enjoy it!

Candied Dijon Bacon Grilled Cheese with Pickled Jalapenos

This Candied Dijon Bacon Grilled Cheese with Pickled Jalapenos is a great Grilled Cheese! I was very excited when Suzanna Winter (Bake Up Little Suzy) who blogs great food at Galley Kitchen, shared this Grilled Cheese to my Full Plate Thursday. We just loved this sandwich and will enjoy it many times in the future and sure hope you like it to.

Candied Dijon Bacon Grilled Cheese
 with Pickled Jalapenos
Candied Dijon Bacon Grilled Cheese with Pickled Jalapenos Miz Helen's Kitchen 3 slices bacon 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 slices potato bread 2 slices pickled jalapeno, chopped 2 slices provolone Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and top with a wire cooling rack. Combine the mustard and brown sugar, and mix well.  Lay the bacon on the rack and paint on the mustard mixture with a pastry brush. Roast the bacon for 18 minutes.   Allow the bacon to cool and drain for a few minutes on the rack Top each slice of bread with provolone …