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 Homestead

Creamed Corn  at Sunflower Supper Club

Breakfast Bake  at What's Cooking Love?

Easy Pickle Recipes  at Small Footprint Family

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup  at Yummy Healthy Easy

Upside Down Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake  at Lady Behind The Curtain

Crusty French Bread  at Chocolate, Chocolate and More

Iron Skillet Peach Crisp  at Chef Not Included

Sunset Chicken and Rice at The Cookbook Project

If You Were Featured Today Please Take The Featured 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. Thank you for the party, Miz Helen! You look so cute in your yellow jacket!

  2. Oregon Coast...I'm so jealous. We've been there a couple of times and have such fond memories. It is beautiful and refreshing there. So glad you had a fabulous time. Thanks for hosting the party. Hope you have a great week!

  3. Miz Helen, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your trip! I have shared Mississippi Mud Brownies and Raisin, Cinnamon, and Nut Bread. Thank you for hosting!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting, I appreciate it!! :)

  5. Don't you looks so cute??!! I'll bet you enjoyed the cooler temps! Thanks for hosting. I shared two recipes, but they're not showing up yet. I'll check back soon.

  6. So glad you had a great time...you look cold on that shore. :))
    hugs, bj

  7. Thanks for hosting! So many great projects! Great job everyone!

  8. I live in OR Helen! I spent a recent cool day on the coast myself, a favorite place for us to hang out. even when it is cool! Time off is what it is all about!

  9. Send some of that cool beach weather my way will you? We're still in the 90's!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation! Lots of great features! Thanks for hosting!

  10. Thanks so much for hosting! This week, I shared my Beet and Pesto Napoleon! It's Gluten/Grain Free, Vegan and Specific Carb Diet SCD Friendly! Have a great night!

  11. Thank you for featuring my Upside Down Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake. Today I am sharing my Chocolate Caramel Sweet Rolls. Have a Wonderful Holiday! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

  12. HI Miz Helen! So glad to hear you had a fabulous vacation. Bet it was a bit cooler than home? Have a great weekend!

    Anne xx

  13. Hi Miz Helen,

    This week I'm sharing a recipe for Homemade Lacto-Fermented Ketchup. It's delicious and healthy since it's fermented it has probiotics that promote digestive health.
    Thank you for hosting and thanks for the follow on my blog. Have a great week!!

  14. Good Morning Miz Helen
    Glad you had a great time, but it's always good to be back home :)
    Thank you for another party, and have a wonderful day

  15. That ham and potato casserole sure sounds good, even for breakfast! Happy Labor Day Weekend-enjoy:@)

  16. Thank you for hosting, Miz Helen! Looks like that beach was cold LOL! Can't wait to hear all about your vacation :) Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  17. I would bet that low '50's on the beach felt pretty good after that Texas heat (and I would know). So glad you had a nice time and that you relaxed and got away.

    Thank you so much for hosting. I took a trip to the farmer's market in search of tomatoes for tomato sandwiches. Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend.

  18. Thank you for hosting and I am so glad you had a wonderful (cold) time! For some reason I can not see the linky today but would like to share:
    Yogurt Popsicle/Smoothie
    Nut Butter Waffles

    Have a great week!

  19. Thanks for featuring my Breakfast Bake and thanks for hosting! I'm glad that you had a fun vacation. I hope you have a good Labor Day weekend!

  20. Thanks for hosting! It's peak canning season here in the midwest so I'm sharing how my Plan to Preserve is progressing and my recipe for canned pizza sauce.

    I just started a blog hop with a couple friends called Eat Make Grow. We are looking for crafters, foodies and mommies to come share their knowledge and beautiful posts. We'd love to have you!


  21. Hi Miz Helen, so glad to see the you spent some great time with friends in Oregon...you look so happy and relaxed on your photo!
    I missed linking up for last week (maybe even the week before)...but here I am, linking my healthy and delicious salmon burgers:)
    Thank you for hosting another Full Plate Thursday!
    Take care...xo

  22. Thank you so much for featuring my Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup, Miz Helen!! It looks like you're having a wonderful break! Loved the picture of you! I linked up my Golden Graham Party Mix, Baked Jerk Chicken and Chocolate Waffle Cookies - I've been busy cookin this week! :) Thank you so much for hosting and I hope you have a fantastic day!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy

  23. Hi Miz Helen -- You look cool on that beach! Must be a lovely vacation!
    Today I've brought some Shepherds Pie with a Little Cheddar to your table. Looking forward to hearing about your R & R.

  24. Happy Thursday Miz Helen!

    Glad you had a fun time up in the northwest. We love it here!

    I'm sharing a 5 Minute 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Pie Filling (DF, GF, GrF), and 3 Ways To Eat For Energy.


    Have a great day!

  25. Thanks for hosting!! I added your button to my 'Linkin Up' page, I hope that is okay!

    Hope you have a great day!

  26. Thanks so much for featuring my Iron Skillet Peach Crisp. Hope you enjoy some time relaxing this weekend.

  27. Thank you for hosting, I linked the Peaches & Cream Cheesecakes.

  28. A delightful collection of recipes today. Leaves me drooling at the keyboard! Thanks for hosting this link party!

  29. I'm so glad to hear you've had some down time for a little R&R - I've got a vacation coming up myself and I'm so looking forward to it! Happy Labor Day weekend and thanks so much for hosting - I've got a bunch of recipes to check out now...

  30. Hi Miz Helen! I'm glad you've had a good time of rest and relaxation. It's funny because we're also going to the Oregon Coast, we leave tommorow!

    Today I've linked up my Tortellini Salad.

    I hope you have an awesome holiday weekend!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  31. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! I'm glad to see that you are enjoying your vacation. :)

    I've linked my blackberry chocolate upside down cake this week. Enjoy!

  32. Hi Miz Helen, I hope you enjoyed your adventures on the Oregon coast. The thought of being on the coast in Oregon sounds wonderful especially when you are with family and friends.

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful party!

  33. Thanks for hosting and glad you are enjoying yourself!

  34. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!!

  35. Miz Helen we're so excited that you liked our CRUNCHERS. I'm telling everyone at TwirlandTaste Facebook that we've been honored and to drop by and see all the fabulous stuff at Miz Helen's Country Cottage. Hope you have a happy and blessed holiday weekend.
    Happy Twirls

  36. Hi Miz Helen! Thank you so much for hostessing such a nice party! I have linked up my Blueberry Skillet Cake! Nettie

  37. Enjoy your R & R. Come home safely. Blessings,

  38. Thanks for your sweet comments at Posed Perfection today. Hope you have a great weekend!


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