Full Plate Thursday 7-19-12

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

When I walked down the path to check the gate this morning to make sure that you could get in, I saw a duck family out for their morning walk, they were the cutest things.  We have quite the animal community that lives here. One of the first guest today is our little Squirel friend.  I can't wait to see what you have brought to share with us today so let's  find your basket and take it to the table.  Thank you so much for coming today, your visits are so special to me, come back soon!

 Our First Visitor Of The Day

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Omelette Roll  at All Is Amazing
Morning Snack
Apple Fritter Bread  at  Making Memories
Watermelon Shrimp Salad at  Now Things Are Cookin
Beef, Black Bean and Corn Empanadas at  Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Raspberry Cream Cheese Cups   at  DJ's Sugar Shack
Afternoon Snack
Raspberry Milkshake  at Laura's Gluten Free Pantry
Zucchini Bread  at Angel's Homestead 
Tender Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes  at Tessa The Domestic Diva
Fresno Potatoes   at Veggie Converter
Strawberry Pie  at Pint Sized Baker
Canning and Preserving
Pickled Beets  at Happier Than A Pig In Mud
The Easiest Way To Preserve Herbs  at A Whole New Mom

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!

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Hi Miz Helen!

    I love the squirel. We too have lots of critters around here since we live in the country, but I never get bored watching them. Sometimes we get wild ducks also.

    Today I've shared my lavender lemonade. A cool summer drink!

    Thanks for hosting Miz Helen!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  2. Thank you so much for the party, Miz Helen! Have a great week!

  3. Thanks for hosting and thanks so much for featuring my Omelette Roll :)

  4. Hi Miz Helen, hope you're keeping cool! Those apricot empanadas sure look good! Thanks so much for hosting your wonderful party.

  5. Thanks for hosting! Have a great Thursday!

    Be sure to check out my latest recipe, review and giveaway @ Baking Blissful

  6. Hello, Miz Helen! I brought our Apricot Prune Glazed Pork Chops. Thanks for hosting.

    Check out our latest post: Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review.

  7. Thanks so much for featuring my Raspberry Cups and as always thanks for hosting!

  8. Good Morning Miz Helen
    I love the squirel - so cute!:)
    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day

  9. Great features from last week! Hope you're having a marvelous week. Thanks for hosting!

  10. Hi Miz Helen! I shared a collection of recipes for when it is just too hot to crank up the oven. It was 102F again here in Southern Iowa, with no end in sight. The grill, crock pot and raw food will be our best friends for a while. (There's even some bread for your little squirrel friend.) http://www.stealthymom.com/2012/07/too-hot-to-cook-whats-for-dinner.html

    Thank you for hosting!

  11. I'm sharing my Chicken tacos with gluten free tortillas, and my Salmon Salad Spread (great for sandwiches!) Thanks for hosting!

  12. Thank you Miz Helen for hosting each week. Have a great day!

  13. Thank you so much Miz Helen for sharing my Strawberry Pie with everyone at your pot luck!
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  14. I just love watching the wildlife in the garden - your squirrel does the same thing as the ones in our garden do, hanging upside down to get the bird seed! I was thrilled to see a bunny yesterday morning too. I'm sorry I haven't made it to Full Plate Thursday for a couple of weeks. I don't know where the time is going! This week I have shared an older post (updated to include a link back to you) for a wonderful vegetable tart, just right for summer (or any time of year when you need a little bit of summer in your life!). Thank you so much for hosting, Miz Helen. Have a lovely day!

  15. awww little quackers! i love ducks! for cuteness and eating!

    This week I've shared a traditional Argentinean recipe for pickled fennel with orange. There are many reasons for preserving food - one of which just may be a zombie apocalypse. maybe.

  16. Clever little fellow. I love watching the squirrels and the chipmunks play in my garden. As long as they eat to much :) Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day.

  17. Great recipes today! We linked up a wonderful biscuit recipe.

  18. Good morning, Miz Helen! Thank you for hosting :) I am always amazed at how smart those squirrels are! Love to watch them.

  19. Sounds like you have a lot of furry visitors at your house. Would have loved to see the ducks.

    Thanks for hosting. I've brought a trio of guacamole dip + a tip on how to help the avocado stay green.

    Have a great weekend.

  20. Miz Helen, thank you for hosting each week!

  21. Miz Helen, you were the talk of this weekend at our camp in the mountains. My husband made your chipotle chicken and everyone made a toast to Miz Helen's awesome chicken.

  22. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! I bet those little ducklings were so cute! I hope you enjoy my mama's banana bread....it's a wonderful morning snack to enjoy on the porch while you watch your animal friends play in the yard!

  23. Your visitor is adorable. Thanks for hosting and thanks for featuring my watermelon shrimp salad.

  24. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen!

    I'm sharing some yummy Honey Sesame Mushrooms, Asian Soba Noodles w/ Purple Cabbage & Peanuts, and Unbelievable Almond Butter Banana Fudge.


    Have a great day!

  25. Thanks so much for hosting! I hope you're staying cool ~


  26. Thank you for hosting Miz Helen. I see a lot of delicious dishes here already. :)

    I've linked Neptune's Pasta. This super simple dish can be made with any seafood you have on hand. It's quick to prepare too; a perfect weeknight dinner. Enjoy!

  27. Thank you for hosting! After a short break, I'm back this week with muffuletta burgers.

  28. Happy Thursday Miz Helen!

    Today I shared my Lemon and Blueberry cake!

    Have a lovely week and thank you for hosting!

  29. Hi Miz Helen, Thank you so much for hosting. I just love all the great bloggers and recipes.

    Have a great weekend,

  30. Glad the pickled beets sounded good to you! My son said he liked them, I'm still holding out for Thanksgiving... so far:@)

  31. I love all the recipes here..thank you!

  32. Hi, Miz Helen, thanks for hosting! I'm new here but I love the idea of pooling the food--I had a great community of neighbors a few years ago and we used to do something like that (and we had dinner together at someone's place on a rotating basis every Sunday evening for a good while). It's always better when you share! So I'm sharing my Spicy Honey Chicken.

  33. Hi Miz Helen : ) Thank you so much for featuring my Zucchini Bread! Have a great weekend. : )

  34. Great plateful this week! I shared a couple of desserts that are still health food, and they require no cooking!! Lemon Tart Cheescake, and Chocolate Mousse! Thanks for featuring my green beans Helen, see you next week!

  35. Hi Miz Helen, I am new to your party but I have been to your blog before to grab some of your marvelous recipes - The Strawberry Bread was delicious!
    Have a lovely weekend

  36. Hi Miz Helen! I nearly forgot the day! So glad you extend the hours for this post. Hope it's not too hot for you in Texas. I dream about the sun in Washington. Hopefully we'll get more summer soon. I look forward to checking out all these delicious recipes. I made something easy--a dessert salad with mixed balsamic berries. Finn sends his regards. Hope your weekend is bright!


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