Full Plate Thursday 12-20-12

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

We are coming into this week with a quiet spirit and heavy hearts, recovering as a nation from the recent tragic events in Oregon and Connecticutt. We cling to the peace and love that the Christmas season brings us.   I am very happy to see you today, coming together in fellowship and sharing food is one of the ways we begin to heal, surrounding each other with warm caring love. 

Wishing You And Your Family
Peace, Joy and Love
Merry Christmas
Miz Helen 

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast Quesadillas   at Mere Thoughts From A Mommy Of Boys
Morning Snack
Cranberry Orange Scones  at Don't Waste The Crumbs
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta  at Who Needs A Cape?
Caramelized Onions, Biscuits  at In Cindy's Kitchen
Light Pumpkin Bread Pudding  Food Done Light 
 Afternoon Snack
Peanut Butter Fudge  at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Key Lime Fudge at  Everyday Mom's Meals 
 Enchilada Cups  at Lamberts Lately
Texas Ranch Chicken Casserole  at What's Cooking In The Burbs
Caramel Toffee Crunch Cheesecake  at cook With Sara
 My Gift To You

 If You Were 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. Merry Christmas, Miz Helen. Thank you for all of the Full Plates you have hosted through the year and all the warmth you bring to the blogging community.

  2. Thank you for the party and the feature Miz Helen. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh those enchilada cups keep catching my eye! Merry Christmas-enjoy:@)

  4. Hi Miz Helen. thanks for hosting your wonderful party. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  5. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen! Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Have a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for hosting as usual! :)

  7. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Miz Helen (especially Max!), and thanks for hosting!

    Sherry K-Jazzy Gourmet

  8. Thank you for hosting, Miz Helen! Wishing you a Merry Christmas :-)

  9. Thank you for the party Miz Helen
    I wish you a wonderful holiday

  10. It all sounds delicious, thank you for hosting. Have a Very Merry Christmas.
    Wanda Ann @ memoriesbythemile.com

  11. Thank you for hosting, Miz Helen! Have a great week! Merry Christmas!!!

  12. Thank you for hosting! Have a Merry Christmas Miz Helen!

  13. As always, wonderful recipes. We linked up a wonderful pinwheel recipe. Have a great holiday.

  14. I've shared an old family recipe for Classic Sugar Cookies this week. Thank you for hosting. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Miz Helen!

  15. Merry Christmas! Thank you so much for hosting :-)

  16. Thanks so much for the feature, Miz Helen. When I click on the the link for my Key Lime Fudge thought, I'm taken to a different blog. Just a heads up :) Merry Christmas! ~EMM

  17. I agree Miz Helen, sharing food is a good way to heal. Thank you for the party. Life is sad and tense in the Newtown area but we are moving through the tragedy.

  18. That mall isn't very far from us; these tragedies don't always happen somewhere else. Sad when folks are nervous to go out or to send their children to school. :( Despite the senseless outcome of both these recent events, we do have hope because of Christmas, don't we?

    Blessings to you, Miz Helen, and thanks so much for hosting. Sharing our peppermint candy cane muffin recipe this week. :)

  19. Thank you for hosting. Hope your week is also filled with Peace, Joy and Love. Merry Christmas.

  20. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a wonderful holiday!

  21. Had another wonderful visit, thank you again Miz Helen!

  22. Thank you for hosting and have a Merry Christmas! I'm sharing one of my mother's recipes today.

    ~Jenny; Black Fox Homestead

  23. Hi Miz Helen, thanks so much for the feature, and for hosting this great party :)

    1. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen! Have a great Holiday!

  24. Hi Miz Helen, Thank You for hosting. Have a Merry Chistmas. I am a new follower.
    Deena @ Gumballs and Cotton Candy

  25. Have a wonderful Christmas! I shared Kolachi bread today, an old-world Christmas tradition. Thank you for hosting!

  26. Hi Miz Helen.

    I brought some delicious sugar-plums to the table. Have the most wonderful holidays ever!

    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits

  27. Hi Mz Helen,
    Good morning, I've just linked a bluberry tart, perfect for the festive season!

    Wish you and your family A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  28. Hi Helen, what a busy season. I was late posting this week so I'm a bit late sharing my ideas for gifts from your kitchen. I've always loved these gifts best at Christmas. You simply have to try the sweet potato chews for your adorable little Max who I'm sure will bring lots of young dog energy to Christmas this year? Hugs to Max!

  29. Thanks so much for hosting, Miz Helen! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! :-)

  30. Hi Miz Helen -- Here are my Gingerbread recipe and my holiday wishes for you. Merry Christmas! The Gingerbread recipe is limited to gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free ingredients, but the Christmas wishes are unlimited for you and all your readers <3

  31. Thanks so much for the feature Miz Helen! I always find such delicious dishes here. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

  32. Thank you for including my ( actually Chef Michael's) gingerbread soufflé on your menu this week. Always there are so many good things from which to choose.


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