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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 get warm by 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 share today.
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This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week

Breakfast
Low Fat Sausage Cheese Omelet  at A Cozy Place Called Home
A Power Breakfast   at My Healthy Eating Habits


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 serve
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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.

Spicy Orange 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 Pepper the Chicken with just a sprinkling of cayenne
Cut the top off of the garlic…


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.

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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 Brownie Bites
Friday Full Plate Thursday
Seared Scallops with Blood Orange Glaze  at Food Done Light
Jicama and Clementine Salad  at Life Less Hur…


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 muffins so come on in get warm and help yourself 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 Year 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 Scallops with Blood Orange Glaze  at Food Done Light Jicama and Clementine …


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 yearround 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 Chilis
4 cups Chicken o…


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

Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops  a…


Full Plate Thursday 2-14-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
Happy Valentine Day
Hope You Will Join Us For 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 Gras 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 Soup Spice Everything Nice Dessert Bar Samoens Chocolate Strawberry  at Chalet Chocolot  Strawberry Mousse Filled Cream Puffs  at Feeding My Giant Strawberry Nutella Pie  at What's Cooking Love?