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Full Plate Thursday 8-30-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
I am so excited to be home and see all of you again!!  For the past few weeks we have taken some down time and had some Rest and Relaxation, it was amazing. We spent the last few weeks on the Oregon Coast visiting with family and friends.  We had so much fun and I can't wait to tell you about all our adventures in the next few weeks. I am really looking forward to seeing what you have brought to share with us today. Wishing you a great Labor Day Week End and thank you so much for coming today,  hope to see you again real soon!

 It was in the low 50's on the beach that morning, it was awesome!
I Took Some R and R During The Month Of August  For The Month Of August Only  I Am Letting You Fill My Plate You  Will Fill My Plate With The Top Ten Page Views Every Week 
This Is How YOU Filled My Plate Last Week

Twirl and Taste Crunchers  at Twirl and Taste

Julia Childs Ham and Potato Casserole  at Black Fox Homestea…


Spring and Summer Recipe Roundup 2012

At the end of a season it is always fun to look back and remember all the wonderful memories that we made with friends and family. We have had a great Spring and Summer filled with wonderful memories of fun times with friends and lots of good food.  I wanted to share with you just a few of our favorites.


 Spring and Summer Recipe Round Up 2012




Fun The Annual Picnic


Vegetables
Green Peas and Potatoes with Lemon Mint Sauce

Fresh Green Beans with New Potatoes

Crock Pot Au Gratin Potatoes

Roasted Asparagus Delight

Meat and Poultry
Ham and Pasta Casserole

Stuffed Peppers

Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Chipotle Cream Sauce

Chipotle Chicken Salad Wrap
Grilled Lemon Chicken with Lemon Mint Sauce

Desserts
Aunt Bluettes Spicy Peach Shortcake

Lemon Tart

Fresh Strawberry Br


Crisp Cole Slaw

We spend the majority of our time out doors in the spring and summer and often are on the lake or out on the patio or porch for meals. One of the things I am always cautious about is the dairy product in the heat, that's one reason I just love this Cole Slaw, no dairy, so we don't have to worry about the heat spoiling the Cole Slaw.  This is a recipe that we have used for years and is in my cookbook Miz Helen's Kitchen Table.

Crisp Cole Slaw

Crisp Cole Slaw Miz Helen's Kitchen Table Miz Helen's Kitchen Cole Slaw 1 medium head cabbage, shredded 1 large onion, sliced in thin rings 1 cup agave or 1 cup sugar Salt Dressing 1/4 cup agave or 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon celery seed 3/4 cup oil 1 cup white vinegar Alternate layers of cabbage and top with onion rings in about 1 inch layers Sprinkle salt over each layer Alternate until all the cabbage and onion are in layers Drizzle the Agave or sprinkle the sugar over the top layer   In a small sauce…


Full Plate Thursday 8-23-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
We have just one more week of our Down Time and R and R and I am very sad to see it come to an end. We are having so much fun together and really enjoy life to its fullest. I am very glad to see you today and want to hear all about what you have been doing with your month. I know that you have brought something very special to share with us today so I can hardly wait to see it.  Thank you so much for sharing with  Full Plate Thursday and sure hope you will come back soon!
Because I Am Taking Some R and R During The Month Of August  For The Month Of August Only  I Am Letting You Fill My Plate You  Will Fill My Plate With The Top Ten Page Views Every Week 
This Is How YOU Filled My Plate Last Week

Chocolate Yummies   at Posed Perfection

Chocolate Upside Down Cake  at Love Bakes Good Cakes

Chicken Hurry  at  All Is Amazing

Elvis Cookies at  Country Momma Cooks

Hawaii Crock Pot Chicken  at  Aunt Nubby's Kitchen

Crock P…


Grilled Lemon Chicken with Lemon Mint Sauce

I just love the Lemon flavor, it is always so fresh and just enhances the flavor of any dish. I also love the Lemon and Mint combination, it is a great flavor. We have several area's in our gardens where the mint is growing, it always smells wonderful.  The Grilled Lemon Chicken with Lemon Mint Sauce is a recipe that I developed after bringing a bunch of mint in the kitchen from the garden.  "Honey Bunny" wants to know when we can make it again, we really enjoyed it and sure hope you do too.

Grilled Lemon Chicken with Lemon Mint Sauce


Grilled Lemon Chicken with Lemon Mint Sauce Miz Helen's Kitchen 4 Chicken Breast with Rib Meat and Bone
Marinade for Chicken 1 1/2 cups Lemon Juice Zest of 1 Lemon 2 pods Garlic Chopped 1/2 cup Fresh Mint Leaves chopped 1 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Pepper In a large plastic bag or a covered glass bowl mix all the Marinade ingredients Add the Chicken to the Marinade and let set covered in the refrigerator for 2 hours Grill the Chicken on th…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 8-19-12

I am taking a little down time and trying to enjoy some R and R but I didn't want to leave all my readers without menu ideas for the week. Hope you are staying cool and enjoying the last days of summer.



Sunday
Grilled Flank Steak
Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes
Sliced Tomatoes with Basil Oil Garlic Bread
Fresh  Peach Ice Cream


Monday
Slow Cooker Green Chili Enchilada Chicken


Green Chili Enchilada Chicken 2 1/2 to 3 pounds of Chicken Thighs washed and dried Mix together 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder 1 Tablespoon Cumin Powder Rub the mix all over the Chicken Pour into Crock Pot 1 15 ounce can Hatch Green Chili Enchilada Sauce 1 cup of Fresh Orange Juice Place the rubbed Chicken in the Enchilada Sauce/Orange Juice Mixture Turn the Chicken making sure it is covered. Cover and Cook 4 hours on high or  5 to 7 hours on low When the Chicken is cooked through Pour the liquid into a sauce pan add 1/2 cup Orange Marmalade Zest of o…


Full Plate Thursday 8-16-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
We are taking some down time and enjoying some R and R this month. We are so excited to be able to visit with some family and looking forward to spending the week end with some great friends. We feel so blessed to be able to enjoy this time together.  I am so excited that you were able to come today and join us with your wonderful recipe. I can't wait to see what you are sharing so lets get right to it.  Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and sure hope you will come back soon!
Because I Am Taking Some R and R During The Month Of August  For The Month Of August Only  I Am Letting You Fill My Plate You  Will Fill My Plate With The Top Ten Page Views Every Week 
This Is How YOU Filled My Plate Last Week

Tomato Basil Quiche with Potato Crust  at Now Things Are Cookin

Paleo Waffles   at Jen's Natural Kitchen

Zucchini Bread and a Few Little Sandwiches   at Elegantly Gluten Free 

Chicken Parmesa…


Fresh Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

We have certainly had a bountiful harvest from our garden this year. One of the dishes that I love to prepare from the garden is Fresh Okra and Tomatoes.  This is  a delicious dish that can be served by itself or to top a small bowl of rice.  I even sometimes use it as a base for soup.

Fresh Stewed Okra and Tomatoes


Fresh Stewed Okra and Tomatoes Miz Helen's Kitchen 3 cups fresh Tomatoes, skinned and chopped with the juice 2 cups fresh Okra, chopped 1 large onion, chopped medium chop 3 strips bacon, cut in 1 inch strips 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons dried basil 1 tablespoon fennel seed Brown the bacon in a large saucepan and add the onion cook over medium heat until the onion is clear Add the tomatoes and juice, okra and all the spice If the mixture is too thick, then add 3/4 cup water or vegetable broth Bring the mixture to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to low heat  Cook on low heat for 20 minutes until Okra is tender Recipe Tip This is great served on …


Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am very excited to present this delicious Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie as my blog assignment for the Secret Recipe Club.  This recipe comes from the fabulous recipe files of The Haggis and The Herring, my assigned blog for this month. I had so much fun going through the fabulous recipe's on this blog, but I can only share one with you today.  The Haggis and The Herring was originally started by Daniel and Meredith as a website for their wedding for family and friends to enjoy. After the wedding they have continued on with the fun and the great food now sharing  it with all of us.  They have a great blog that I always enjoy visiting and I know you will too, so stop by and tell them hello from Miz Helen. 

This Cookie Is Just For You


Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies The Haggis and The Herring Prepared In Miz Helen's Kitchen 1/2 cup rendered bacon fat 1/2 cup butter 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 2 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon maple syrup 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 8-12-12

I am taking a little down time and trying to enjoy some R and R but I didn't want to leave all my readers without menu ideas for the week. Hope you are staying cool and enjoying the last days of summer.


Sunday Summer Squash Quiche (Here)
Tossed  Field Greens with Strawberries Ice Cold Slice Mixed Melon
Monday Veggie Plate Night Fresh Green Beans With New Potatoes
Italian Trombetta Tomato Saute
Miz Helen's Kitchen
6 to 8 cups Trombetta Squash,peeled and chopped
1 onion,medium dice
4 medium fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced with juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
Add olive oil to a hot skillet, after oil is hot, saute squash and onion until onion is clear, add garlic and fresh tomatoes with juice ,cook covered for 5 minutes on low heat. Uncover and add oregano salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the dish before serving.
Option: If Trombetta…