Showing posts from February, 2013

Full Plate Thursday 2-28-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather I hope you didn't have to come down our road behind the snow plow, I know that for some of you it has been really bad. Come on in this cottage ge t warm b y the fire and I will get you a nice cup of hot Chocolate with a wonderful scone. When it is really cold out, I think of gathering in a cozy place with friends and enjoying great food, so I can't wait to see what you have brought to s hare today.   I have been nominated for the Voice Boks  Top Food Blog 2013 ,   I would really appreciate you r vote.  I would appreciate it if someone who T w ee ts could please Tw ee t this for me, I hav en't learned that  "Tw ee tting Thing" yet, girls I am doing good to get this post up for all of you, lol.   You' al are so kind and I am th ank ing you in advance! This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week       Breakfast Low Fat Sausage Cheese Omelet   at A Cozy Place Cal

Sweet and Sour Sprouts

We just love Brussels Sprouts and they are a great source of vitamins and fiber.  I had been to the farmers market and bought these beautiful Brussels Sprouts and really wanted to make a different recipe for them.  I love developing new recipes,  now they don't always turn out good, but this one did and I wanted to share with you today. Sweet and Sour Sprouts Sweet and Sour Sprouts Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 8 cups Brussels Sprouts, quartered 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup honey 1 dash hot sauce 1/4 cup water Directions In a heavy skillet heat the olive oil and saute the onions,garlic and Brussels Sprouts Whisk together the vinegar, honey, water and hot sauce  add   that mixture to the Brussels Sprouts Add salt, pepper and thyme. stir to mix Cook on low heat for 10 minutes remove from heat and serv

Spicy Orange Chicken

  Spicy Orange Chicken We have had the nicest Orange's  lately, they have the sweetest flavor. Upon coming back in the kitchen from a trip to my herb garden,  I was looking at the nice herbs in the basket with some Oranges and thought this looks like a great combination for my Chicken.  We have some friends stopping by for an informal dinner this week and I want to create a nice casual dinner. Start With Oranges and Fresh Herbs Bake The Chicken Spicy Orange Chicken Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 1 2 to 3 pound chicken 1/2 Onion, rough chop 1 pod Garlic 2  Orange's 3 Springs Fresh Thyme 3  Stems Rosemary  2 teaspoon Salt 1 1/2 teaspoons Pepper 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1/2 cup Real Fruit Orange Marmalade 2 tablespoons corn starch 1/2 cup water Directions Wash and dry the chicken Cover the chicken on all sides with  Olive Oil  Squeeze the juice from one of the oranges on top of the chicken Salt and Peppe

Whats For Dinner Next Week 2--24-13

It has been really cold here and not nearly as cold as some of you with the ice and snow.  I sure am glad you could drop by and have a cup of hot coco with me this morning, come on in by the fire and we will drink our Coco and stay warm while we visit.  Lets take a look at The Menu for next week. Looking For Great Menu and Meal Planning Ideas Check Out Over 125 Weeks  HERE Sunday Mexican Pot Roast Tacos (Slow Cooker)   Key Lime Cake Monday Black Eyed Peas (Slow Cooker) Green Salad Chow Chow Grandmothers Chow Chow Corn Bread Left Over  Key Lime Cake Tuesday Lemon Onion Chicken   Broccoli and Rice Casserole Fresh Carrot and Pineapple Salad Dilly Bread Cranberry Fruit Dessert Wednesday Butternut Squash Spaghetti Sauce   with Spaghetti Green Tossed Salad Garlic Bread Double Chocolate Brownie Bites Thursday Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Cottage Bread Left Over Brow

Full Plate Thursday 2-21-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather   I am so glad you made it down the roads today, it is a very cold wet day to come to the country.  We have a big fire and some nice cider tea on the stove, some of the ladies have brought some muffin s so come on in get warm and help you r self to the goodie table.  I can't wait to see what you have brought to share with us today, so lets get right to it. This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Pancakes and Strawberries   at Sweet Nothings Black Forest Hot Cocoa   at The Seven Yea r Cottage Morning Snack Lemonberry Cream Scones   at Around The Table with Tami Chocolate Hazelnut Milk   at Gluten Free SCD and Veggie Lunch Chicken Pot Pie Stew   at Learning The Ropes French Bread: Gluten, Dairy and Egg free   at The Frugal Farm Wife Wonton Strawberry Stacks   at Table for 7 Afternoon Snack Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding   at Southern Blue Celebrations Dinner Seared Sca

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

I just love a great vegetable soup for lunch or dinner. We usually have a great potato, tomato and onion harvest in our garden so a Fresh Tomato Vegetable Soup is easy to put together and so good with fresh products. We always can enough in the summer months so we can enjoy fresh products the year round .  When we have the grill going I like to fire roast my tomatoes, this gives them a great smoky flavor and really brings the flavor of the tomato out. We preserve the Fire Roasted Tomatoes and have a cold bin for the onions and potatoes in our barn, so we enjoy these products the year round.  For this recipe today we are using the fire roasted tomatoes that really make this soup special. Fire Roasted Tomato Soup Fire Roasted Tomato Soup Miz Helen's Kitchen 3 cups Pearl Onions, cut in half 4 cups Irish Potatoes, diced 3 1/2 to 4 cups Fire Roasted Tomatoes, diced with juice or- 2- 14.5 ounce cans of Fire Roasted Tomatoes 3/4 to 1 can of Rol Tel Tomatoes and Green C

Whats For Dinner Next Week 2-17-13

What a whirl wind week we have had with Madri Gras and Valentine celebrations all in the same week, it was awesome and we had so much fun.  Now it will be nice to just get back into a normal routine for a while. I sure am glad to see you today and I have made some wonderful  Baked Apple Oatmeal Muffins for you this morning from my friend Danielle at Mostly Food and Crafts , come on in and we will sit by the fire and enjoy our muffins while we check out The Menu for next week. Sunday Herb Roasted Chicken with Winter Roasted Vegetables  Fresh Cranberry Sauce Cottage Bread Raspberry Sheet Cake Monday From Left Over Sunday Chicken and Vegetables Chicken Vegetable Soup Left Over Raspberry Sheet Cake Tuesday Muffaletta Casserole Green Salad Garlic Bread Chocolate Chip Brownies with Blue Bell Wednesday Vegetable Beef Soup Spicy Cheddar Crackers  From Yesterfood Left Over Brownies with Fresh Fruit (Blue Bell will be all gone) Thursday From

Full Plate Thursday 2-14-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather   Happy Valentine Day   Hope Y ou W ill J oin U s F or A Valentine Evening Dessert Raspberry Sheet Cake   I am so happy to see you and hope that you are having a wonderful Valentine Day and evening.  It is a really big week with Mardi Gra s and Valentine Day all in the same week,  what great foodie fun! Lets get our food on the table and get our party started. This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Valentine Pancakes   at Sugar N' Spice Gals Morning Snack I Heart You Pound Cake   at Making Memories One Fun Thing After Another Pre Workout Strawberry Shake   at Healthy Living Awaits-Real Health-Real Food-Real Living   Lunch Chicken and Vegetable Cutlets   at The Humpty Dumpty Kitchen Spicy Vegetable Delight   at S oup Spice Everything Nice Dessert Bar Samoens Chocolate Strawberry   at Chalet Chocolot  Strawberry Mousse Filled Cream Puffs   at Feeding