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Whats For Dinner Next Week 9-30-12

For the past few weeks I have been cooking from Muy Bueno, a beautiful new cookbook that will soon be published.  I will be giving away a copy of this book to one of my readers so you will want to be sure and watch for the giveaway post coming this week. Come on back to the kitchen and we'll have some coffee with this awesome coffee cake that is just coming out of the oven and we will visit about The Menu.

Sunday Green Chili with Beef and Potatoes

Salsa Casera (Recipe Link Above )

Homemade Tortillas
Mexican Bread Pudding


Monday Veggie Plate Special
Turnip Casserole

Crock Pot Au Gratin Potatoes

Green Tossed Salad Cornbread Poached Pears
Tuesday Comfort Casserole

Fresh Fruit Plate Green Salad Hot Biscuits Pumpkin Squares
Wednesday From Full Plate Thursday Spicy Basil Chicken   at My Carolina Kitchen Roasted Veggies Grape Tomatoes and Garlic  at Fox In The Kitchen  Gluten Free High Protein Bread   at Skinny GF Chef The Gluten Free Bakery Lavender and Lemon Loaf  at My Cozy Corner
Thursday Busy Day …


Portland Food Courts Day Trip

One of the great "foodie" experiences that we enjoyed on our trip to Oregon was the Food Courts.  There are 100's of Food Courts and one of the fun things about visiting a food court is  the variety in the food.  Its a lot of fun to walk around look at all the menus and talk to the vender's.  Green Castle  is one of the many Courts that we enjoyed.

Green Castle Food Court
Just Walk Around And Take It All In
So Many To Choose From
Melody Ordering Mediterranean Chicken
Delicious, Great Flavor!
Leonard Found Just The Right Selection For Lunch
Leonard Had Pulled Bar B Qued Pork, It Was Awesome!
I Selected A Mac and Cheese Smothered With Alfredo Sauce,  With  Spinach and Topped With Cheddar and Jalapeno's The Flavor was Fabulous!
We had so much fun with our Food Court experience and hope you enjoyed it with us.  Of course we have the list of everything we would like to try next time.  Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon! Peace and Joy Miz Helen
This Pos…


Full Plate Thursday 9-27-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
 We are doing some end of summer canning this week as the production of our Spring and Summer garden is just about over. We have been pulling the non producing garden and getting the soil ready for the winter.  Some of the things we have canned this week are End Of Season Soup and Grandmothers Chow Chow.  The weather is perfect so we can have the doors and windows open to enjoy the fresh air while we can.  I am so excited to see you today and can hardly wait to see what you have to share with us.   Thank you so much for coming today and hope you can come back soon!

Special Announcement
Get Your Chili Recipes Ready For The Third Annual  Texas Star Chili Cook Off Oct. 1, 2012 to Oct.28, 2012  A $50.00 Amazon Gift Certificate Goes To The Winner For More Details and Last Years Winners Check Out This Link 
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Spinach and Cheese Omelette  at High Heeled Life In the Country Morni…


Green Chili With Beef and Potatoes

Chile Verde Con Carney Papas, this is a versatile dish that can be eaten as a stew, topping for a burrito or Chili Rellenos.  This is a recipe from the beautiful soon to be published cookbook Muy Bueno. The  Muy Bueno cookbook is written by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonalez Smith, Evangelina Soza and inspired by their Mother and Grandmother Jesusita, with beautiful photography by Jeanine Thurston.  I am honored to participate in the Spotlight Cookbook Cook Off  sponsored  by Hippocrene Books and hosted by Girlichef,  to introduce this new cookbook to all of you.  Jesusita's House Salsa is the secret and inspiration for this great recipe, just wait til you taste it!

Green Chili With Beef and Potatoes

Green Chili With Beef and Potatoes Muy Bueno Prepared In Miz Helen's Kitchen
Serves 6 The Salsa Jesusita's House Salsa
6 to 7 Anaheim chiles, roasted and peeled
1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, roasted (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 (1/4.5 ounce) can w…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 9-23-12

Happy Fall! We are really enjoying our beautiful fall weather right now. We are beginning to pull out the summer garden that isn't producing anymore and prepare the ground for winter. I noticed that my neighbors were heading out with a load of pumpkins for market this morning, I sure hope they are saving me some of those fabulous pumpkins.  Come on back to the porch and we will sit and have some Hot Tea, Harvest Bread and visit about our Menu for next week.



Special Announcement
Get Your Chili Recipes Ready For The Third Annual  Texas Star Chili Cook Off Oct. 1, 2012 to Oct. 31, 2012  A $50.00 Amazon Gift Certificate Goes To The Winner For More Details and Last Years Winners Check Out This Link 

Sunday Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs

Baked Sweet Potatoes  Tossed Green Salad
Hot Yeast Rolls
Pecan Crispy Delight with Blue Bell

Monday End Of Summer Soup

Corn Bread
Summer Harvest Bread


Tuesday Ranch House Casserole

Tossed Mexican Salad
Mexican Bread Pudding


Wednesday Grilled Lemon Chicken with Lemon Mint Sau…


Full Plate Thursday 9-20-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
I am so happy that you could come out to the country today and enjoy some of this wonderful weather that we are having.  Don't you just love the change of seasons when we begin to stock our pantry with foods for fall with all the cozy flavors. We have our tables set up near the outdoor kitchen today, the coffee pot is on the burner, just help yourself and enjoy your stay.  I can't wait to see what you have brought to the party today so lets get to it.  Thank You so much for coming today, your visits are always very important to me.
Special Announcement
Get Your Chili Recipes Ready For The Third Annual  Texas Star Chili Cook Off Oct. 1, 2012 to Oct. 31, 2012  A $50.00 Amazon Gift Certificate Goes To The Winner For More Details and Last Years Winners Check Out This Link 

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week

Breakfast Pumpkin Waffles With Cream Cheese Syrup   at The Frugal Farm Wife Ham and Egg Cups  at Table …


Mexican Bread Pudding

It is with pure joy that I am presenting this recipe for Mexican Bread Pudding or Capirotada as some Latinos would say.  This is a recipe from a beautiful new soon to be published Cookbook, Muy Bueno by, Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, and Evangelina Soza with fabulous Photography by Jeanine Thurston. Heather at Girlichef invited me to participate in this Cookbook Spotlight to introduce Muy Bueno and I am thrilled to participate!

Mexican Bread Pudding

Mexican Bread Pudding Muy Bueno Prepared By Miz Helen's Kitchen 4 Bollio Rolls or French Rolls 4 tablespoons butter or spray butter 4 1/2 cups water 12 ounces piloncillo or 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar 4 cinnamon sticks 6 whole cloves 1 cup raisins 3 cups shredded Longhorn Cheddar or Colby Cheese Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F Cut rolls into 1/2 inch slices and butter both sides of each slice.  Layer on a baking sheet and bake for 3 minutes on each side, until lightly toasted and dry.  Remove and cool.  
Combine wa…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 9-16-12

We have had the greatest weather this week, we have been able to have our doors and windows open and let the fresh air in and that is awesome.  We have some remodeling going on in the bathroom so it is good to have the house open to let all those paint smells out.  It is always nice to be able to spruce things up a bit before going into the fall and winter when we will be indoors so much.  Come on back with me and I will give you a peek of the project and talk about the menu for next week.


Special Announcement
Get Your Chili Recipes Ready For The Third Annual  Texas Star Chili Cook Off Oct. 1, 2012 to Oct. 31, 2012  A $50.00 Amazon Gift Certificate Goes To The Winner For More Details and Last Years Winners Check Out This Link 

This Weeks Menu
Sunday
Chicken N Dumplings

Mixed Vegetables Tossed Green Salad Cranberry Apple Cobbler


Monday With Left Over Vegetables Vegetable Soup Kale and Orange Salad Corn Bread
  Left Over Cranberry Apple Cobbler

Tuesday Salmon Patties Creamed Peas and New Potatoes
Cri…