Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Full Plate Thursday 6-21-12

 It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Happy Summer Everyone!

Hope all of you had a very special Fathers Day week end. We were treated to the nicest Fathers Day  by one of our very close friends who were celebrating their very first Fathers day and then an overnight with family. I  love going to the City, it is always a lot of fun to visit with friends and family. I am so excited to see all of you today, the weather is just perfect today for a Full Plate Thursday Picnic. We are headed to the back where we have all the picnic tables set up for us to enjoy our day together. Lets get your  food on the table, I can't wait to see what you brought.  Thank you so much for coming today and sure hope you will come back soon!

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Spinach and Tomato Egg Bake  at Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Morning Snack
Orange Apricot Muffins  at A'lil Country Sugar
Rosemary Cucumber Barley Lentil Salad  at Sumptuous Spoonfuls
Peach Upside Down Cake  at Lulu's Musings
Afternoon Snack
Watermelon Poke Mini Cupcakes  at Lady Behind the Curtain
Cheesy Squash  at The Rickett Chronicles
Wild Mushroom Risotto  at Food and Thrift
Waldorf Salad  at Gluten Free SCD and Veggie
Canning and Preserving
Peach Butter  at The Frugal Farm Wife
How To Freeze Greens  at Traditional Foods
Pickled Asparagus and Pickled Peas  Our Nourishing Journey

If You Have Been Featured Today 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!


  1. Hi Miz Helen, I hope you're having a good week! Thanks for hosting your wonderful party.

  2. Great features from last week!!! Looks like you're already off to a great start this week. Thanks for hosting and hope you're having a wonderful week!

  3. Miz Helen, I have shared pork tenderloin and cinnamon muffins. Thank you for hosting!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting and for the feature! I appreciate it and I love linking up with you!! :)

  5. Thanks for hosting!

  6. ooooh! today was the first day in a long time that it was nice enough to think of picnics!

    this week i’m linking my recipe for seasonal Spring creamy cauliflower puree with vanilla and crispy florets. Top with some marinated mushrooms for a veggie friendly appie or if you’d rather, some grass-fed beef to make one heck of a main dish!

    thanks for hosting!

  7. Hi Miz Helen
    Thanks for hosting another party!

  8. my week was nuts - totally MIA from blog land. graduated, family, work, many other things I can't think of right now...

    speaking of nuts... how about something hot and cheesy?? oozy gooey cheesy stuffed jalapeneos! ow ow!

  9. Thanks for hosting, as always! I brought a while meal today....hope you like ribeyes with all the fixin's!!

  10. I always look forward to Full Plate Thursday, Miz Helen! There is so much great inspiration here! This week I have shared my Cinnamon Dolce Latte Marble Cake, an homage to one of my favourite hot drinks :-) Thank you for hosting!

  11. Thank you for hosting, Miz Helen! Hope you have a great Thursday

  12. How fun to spend Father's day with a new father. It will be a day he will remember forever.

    Thanks for hosting. I brought an easy lentil salad, perfect for busy days.

  13. Thank you for hosting each week. Have a great day!

  14. Glad to hear you are having nice weather. NYC is going to be 100 degrees today and that isn't pleasant in a city... but I guess you are more used to high temperatures than us Northern folks. Have a great weekend.

  15. As always wonderful recipes to try! We linked up a wonderful cucumber salad today. Delicious.

  16. Miz Helen, I look forward to Full Plate Thursday every week... thanks for hosting!

  17. Thank you SO MUCH for the feature this week, Miz Helen. I love my red plate ;). Enjoy the weather...I'm dreading it.... ;P

  18. Thank you so much for hosting, Miz Helen! I hope you're having a great week!

  19. What a lovely idea to have a picnic! I've brought some Chicken Mushroom Rice Bake with Homemade Mushroom Sauce. It's an old favorite that I've converted to be gluten-free (and dairy-free if you want), and it's easy to put together.

  20. Miz Helen,
    Delicious links! Lok forward to trying a few. Thanks so much for hosting!

  21. Sharing our healthy whole wheat cherry almond muffins -- enjoy!!

    Thanks for hosting, ~Lisa

  22. I brought $250 Cookies to the picnic, and thank you for the feature.

  23. Good morning! Today I am sharing homemade falafels and pitas, both cooked on the grill. They make a perfect vegetarian option to liven up a cook-out!

    Thank you for hosting. Have a great week!

  24. Happy Thursday Miz Helen!

    I'm sharing a delicious Asian Purple Cabbage Salad w/ Creamy Cilantro Vinaigrette, How To Make Irresistible Coconut Oil Chocolates, and a Giveaway for a 32 oz jar of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil!

    Have a great day!

  25. This is turning into my favorite food blog hop because I just love all of the great entries, I get so many good ideas. thanks for hosting. I noticed my entries dont seem to be showing up... maybe the linky is having a tough time loading them or something.. Ill come back later and hopefulyl they'll be up. God bless, Miz Helen!

  26. Thanks so much for hosting Miz Helen. Hope it's not too hot there for you. We're just barely getting into summer here. I contributed a Tangerine Dream Cake with Strawberries, which you could make with an orange intead of a tangerine and it would be just as good. It's an old fashioned idea for the cake using baking soda and vinegar to get a nice rise. No eggs, no dairy--it's perfect for finicky vegans or those with dairy allergies! Looks like more great selections on your list. Finn says Woof! =

  27. Thanks for hosting! This week, i shared my GF Cauliflower Pancakes with Kale Pesto! It's Gluten Free, Vegan, and Body Ecology Diet friendly! THanks again!

  28. Hello Miz Helen! Thank you so much for featuring my Waldorf Salad! Such a lovely surprise, I'm so pleased yu liked it!

    This week I've shared a simple but lovely summer vegetable side dish with turnips and carrots!

    Have a lovely week!

  29. Hi Miz Helen, today I've shared my oatmeal breakfast smoothie. It's a filling breakfast in a glass!

    I hope you're having a great summer!

    And thank you for hosting!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  30. Miz Helen - thank you for taking the time to host this party each week. We all appreciate it so very much!

  31. Miz Helen,
    I'm a bit late. Have a Cream of Potato-and-Onion Soup. Thank you for hosting.

  32. Thank you for hosting. I linked up avocado dressed shrimp on tostadas. A nice summer dish--no cooking, no heating up the kitchen.

  33. I think I'm in "peach mode", both the upside down cake and butter sound great to me! Happy Thursday:@)

  34. Thanks so much for featuring my peach butter!

  35. Thanks so much for hosting, love the idea of Full Plate. I have posted Red Lentil Soup with raw mustard oil :) Do try it, it's something very different.

  36. Hi Miz Helen. Thanks for hosting yet another great roundup!

  37. Hi Miz Helen,
    I've brought a plate of salad to share! Thank you for hosting and for being a gracious host! Wish you a lovely weekend!

  38. Thanks for posting, Miz Helen. I always get so inspired by all of the other home cooks when I visit!

  39. Thank you so much for hosting the hop once again. Already your follower and added your hop here:

    Have a great day!

    The Quiet Mom blogging:
    Rcipe: Chili Leaves Soup with Chicken Recipe

    Crafting: “Butterfly Kabob” Handmade Ornament

  40. Hi Miz Helen! Merci beaucoup for featuring my grilled chicken! I am totally honored! Thanks for hosting and have a lovely Sunday!


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