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
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 Diva
Honey Dew Ice at The Alchemist
Afternoon Snack
Memorial Day Cupcake Topper  at Bowdabra Blog
Coffee Ice Cream  at Laura's Gluten Free Pantry
Grilled Halibut and Salmon On The Menu  at J Biggs Little Pieces
Canning and Preserving
Which Saves The Most Money Canning, Freezing or Dehydrating  at Whole New Mom
Dehydrated Lemons at Pary Moppins
Port Wine and Fresh Strawberry Jam  at A Flock In The City

If You Are Featured 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,
    I shared a recipe for Cultured Apple Sauce and an article article comparing lacto-fermentation with canning.

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    Thanks for hosting!

  2. I shared my MIL's recipe for Navajo Tacos! Nobody ever wanted to miss out on that meal! Thank you for hosting.

  3. Thanks for hosting. I shared my recipe for a quick and easy make ahead lunch - chicken croquettes.

  4. Good morning, Miz Helen! I've brought a plate of meatballs pasta to share! Thank you for hosting, have a nice day!

  5. Okay, I'm eating at your place this week, you have the best recipes! ;-)

  6. Hi Miz Helen! I'm sharing my Drunken Shrimp Kabobs this week. Thanks for hosting and have a great holiday weekend!

  7. Thanks Miz.Helen for hosting another party
    Wishing you a great day

  8. Hi Miz Helen, this week I'm sharing my Curried Golden Beet Soup and announcing my Summer Salad Sundays link-up carnival that will run over summer instead of Sunday Night Soup Night. Thanks for hosting!

  9. Thanks once again for hosting Miz Helen! Today I bring my asparagus salad! Have a great day!

  10. I'll have one of those orange/banana smoothies please! Happy Thursday:@)

  11. I enjoyed reading your memories of the "fill your plate" days. What a wonderful idea and now you are carrying it forward with us today.

    Thank you for hosting Full Plate Thursday. I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I've brought Homemade Ketchup today.

  12. Thanks for hosting! It is fun to see all the summer foods! I left my recipes for Honey mustard chicken. Very easy, very tasty. Does it get better than that?

  13. Thank you for the party and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Say hi to the birdies on your porch.

  14. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! Everything looks yummy, as usual :) Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

  15. Thanks for hosting! You should try some of my strawberry Pretzel salad while you watch the birds from your patio. Haave a great Memorial Day weekend!

  16. Hi Miz Helen, I checked out those crock pot potatoes and they look soooo good. I'm sharing a quiche and Pizzelles today. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  17. Our neighborhood has flags flying, and they are a wonderful reminder of what Memorial Day is all about. Thanks goes to the local Rotary Club for making it happen.

  18. Hi Miz Helen! I'm a new GFC follower and new to your party. I added a couple sweet treats to this week's linky. I'm excited to check out your recipes!! I would love it if you would come say hello sometime at http://stellabskitchen.blogspot.com

  19. Miz Helen,

    Hope you're having an amazing day!

    I’m sharing some yummy Sprouted Flour Crepes w/ Strawberry Rhubarb Compote, an article on 5 Fool Proof Ways To Fall Off The Whole Food Bandwagon, and a video on How to Make Maple Balsamic Reduction. This stuff is amazing on pretty much everything.

    Thanks for hosting!

  20. Thanks so much for giving me a Red Plate Miz Helen! I am so honored and truly love reading through the other links. I always find something interesting, something I didn't know, or something that I have to try immediately. Thanks for hosting such a fun linky.

  21. Sharing our deliciously healthy strawberry shortcake muffins this week, Miz Helen! Thanks so much for hosting! :)

  22. What a lovely Memorial Day Tribute, Miz Helen! We owe so much gratitude to military families. This week I have shared a delicious Banana Date Cake with Walnut and Honey Glaze. Thank you so much for hosting.

  23. Thanks so much for hosting Miz Helen! I hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend!

  24. Thank you so much for featuring my Coffee Ice Cream Miz Helen! I think it was accidentally submitted again today as I was trying to check a glitch on my end...sorry about that! Have a fabulous long weekend!

  25. Good Evening Miz Helen! This week I brought som grain free sultana scones for Afternoon Tea!

    Thank you for hosting!

  26. We linked up a wonderful shrimp pita for the party. Great recipes again today. Hope you have a great weekend.

  27. that's awesome - we've just had a 3 day weekend in Canada for Victoria day. Not sure what we were celebrating but that extra day in my onesie was muchly needed :)

    this week I’ve linked 2 posts. One mine, one a seasonal guest post!

    1. the finale (part 3 of 3) as to Why 3 Ways Are Always a Good Idea: Scratch Gnocchi in a green, grassy, super Spring sauce. Mmmmm grassy gnocchi ;)

    2. Stacy @ Seattle Seedling has stopped by and offered us her rhubarb oatmeal – breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Snacks? I’ll take it!

    As always, thank you for hosting us!

  28. So many good things ~ I'm starving! Thanks so much for hosting.


  29. Hi Helen1 Thank you featuring my recipe for the nacho cheese sauce! this week i brought an easy pantry ingredient fish dish my whole family will eat and some creative lunch ideas w/ Lunch on a Stick!

  30. Good morning to you!

    So this week Haydn and I blog a recipe from another blog or cookbook - I chose to do that but not. Instead I asked "where does inspiration come from?".... a few hours later I had to then reflect, "where did all the rum go?"... oops! Summer-ish Strawberry Mojitos baby!

  31. Thank you for hosting. I see some wonderful links this week.

    I've linked my recipe for Roasted Asparagus and Butter Crumbed Eggs. This simple but beautiful dish makes a perfect brunch or a delicious Meatless Monday main dish. Enjoy!

  32. Hello Miz Helen! Busy weekends have kept me from the blogosphere on Thursdays & Fridays the last few weeks and I've sure missed your wonderful party, so I've got three recipes to link up this week! Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you and yours are well and that you have a wonderful and blessed weekend! ~Mary

  33. Thank you for hosting. I posted a hummmus sandwich using my garden greens and canned strawberry lemonade and strawberry limeade from our strawberry picking this past weekend. Please stop on by and link up to my linking party Local Wednesday. http://www.creatingnirvanatoday.blogspot.com/2012/05/hummus-sandwich-and-local-wednesday.html Or come by and "like" my new facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CreatingNirvana

  34. Miz Helen, thank you so much for filling your plate with my honeydew ice! I appreciate it so much.

    This week I've added my Rhubarb Ginger Bars to the party.


    Thank you for hosting and i hope you have a great holiday weekend!

  35. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen. :-)
    I've linked up two:
    1. Crock Pot Venison Roast
    2. Buttered Lentils and Other Lentil Recipes

    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  36. Thanks for hosting! If you’re like me you do things in a hurry. Today I’m sharing my recipe for Bean Salad…in a hurry! An ever-adaptable side dish or appetizer. Enjoy!

  37. Hello Miz Helen! Thank you for featuring my Handmade Vanilla Cappuccino! I didn't get a new post out this week but I'm looking forward to linking up next week on Full Plate Thursdays. :) Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend!

  38. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen! Hope your graduation celebration was wonderful last week and that you will enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

  39. Hello Miz Helen...I think this is the first time I've been here and I'm just charmed by your blog. It is delightful. And I love how you have put your Linky party together. Those menu items above that you've chosen sound mighty good and I sure want to try them all...but then I think my waistline would just get bigger than it is...smile. I am following you now so will be seeing you often. And I'm so looking forward to that! Do try the Party Potato chips...they are to die for I promise. You won't be able to eat just one.

    Most Warmly,


    PS When we were first married and still in college and having babies a couple of the other poor married gals and I would do the same thing. Sometimes we would just trade ingredients. I so well remember those days. So much fun and so many wonderful memories....and good recipes that came out of that.

  40. PSS We lived in Austin for nearly 22 years and raised our kids there. And our son and his family still lives in McKinney. We get back down that way once or twice a year. We still consider ourselves Texans. We loved it there!!!

  41. Hi Miz Helen,

    Summer is here and it's a perfect time for tabouli.
    Thanks for hosting!

    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits

  42. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!!

  43. Oh my gosh, I can't believe I almost missed this. Thanks for hosting Helen! I've been experimenting with radish tops and I'm sharing two soups that I put together this past week. Have a great weekend! Finn says "Woof!"

  44. Happy Memorial Day Miz Helen! I hope you love the sammy and salad I brought this week! Perfect for a picnic!


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