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Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-31-13

Oh my we have been so busy here at the cottage this week. We are so excited to be preparing for our family Easter celebration, Easter Egg Hunts for the whole group, little one's , teen's and adult's there is a hunt for every age, and of course a prize egg in every group.  This is always a special holiday for us and we are so happy that you stopped by to be a part of it.

To All Who Are Celebrating Easter Week or Passover I Want To Wish You A Peaceful And Joyful Renewal 
That Is Filled
With 
The Hope Of This Season Sunday Easter Sunday Brunch Eggs Benedict Casserole with Hollandaise Sauce Dinner Easter Sunday
Baked Ham
with
Apricot Glaze

Fresh New Potatoes and Green Beans

Deviled Eggs


Green Tossed Spring Greens
Yeast Dinner Rolls


Lemon Coconut Cake



Monday From Left Over Ham Southwest White Bean Stew


Jalapeno Corn Bread Muffins Left Over   Lemon Coconut Cake 

Tuesday From Left Over Ham Ham and Pasta Casserole


Full Plate Thursday 3-28-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
 It is really hard to believe that this is the last week of March already.  I am sure that some of you are so grateful that this harsh winter is just about over.  I am very happy that you could come out to the country today to spend a day breathing the fresh clean air, and just relaxing for a little bit in the sunshine.  We are going to have so much good food today and I can hardly wait to see what you have brought to share with all of us, on in and lets get it on the table.

To All Who Are Celebrating Easter Week or Passover I Want To Wish You A Peaceful And Joyful Renewal 
That Is Filled
With 
The Hope Of This Season
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Farmers Casserole at Pattitudes Morning Snack Hot Cross Buns  at Natural Mothers Network Lunch  Leek Potato Soup at Musings of Mayhem Amish Pickled Red Beet Eggs   at Happier Than A Pig In Mud Easter Ham and Swiss Sliders   at Susie QT Pies Cafe Irish Cream Sourdough Choc…


Spring Crinkle Cookies

A friend called the other day and said she was having a few friends over for morning coffee the next day.  Like a good southern girl, I asked if I could bring something, she told me a plate of cookies would be great.  I didn't have a lot of time to spend so I made a decision to make a lighter version of these Crinkle Cookies.  They turned out so pretty with all the spring colors and tasted great with the spring flavors. Come have coffee with me and we will have some cookies. 
Spring Crinkle Cookies

Spring Crinkle Cookies Miz Helen's Kitchen 3 to 4 Dozen Cookies Ingredients 1 Vanilla Cake Mix 1 egg, lightly mixed 2 cups Fat Free Whipped Topping 1 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon raspberry flavoring 1 teaspoon lemon flavoring 1 teaspoon almond or lavender flavoring Natural Food Coloring for tinting Directions In a large mixing bowl, mix by hand with a large spoon, the cake mix, beaten egg and the whipped topping Mix until completely blended the batter will be very sticky Divide the mix i…


Eggs Benedict Casserole

When we have house guest for the weekend or when we are just having a special brunch for any occasion I just love to serve this great Eggs Benedict Casserole. When we think of Eggs Benedict, usually it means very formal and labor intensive, this recipe can be casual or formal and it not labor intensive.  It is a great casserole that makes a great presentation with a Hollandaise Sauce that has fabulous flavor.  This is a dish that can be made a head of time and even frozen for latter use. I am very happy to share it with you today.

Eggs Benedict Casserole

Eggs Benedict Casserole Miz Helen's Kitchen Adapted From The Casserole Queens Serves 8 Ingredients 1 tablespoon Olive Oil, plus more for the pan 6 English Muffins, split and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 large leek, white and light green part only, cut into 1/4 inch thick half moons 12 oz Canadian Bacon, chopped 6 large eggs plus 8 large egg yolks, room temperature 2 1/2 cups whole milk 1 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 2 tablespoon chopped fresh c…


What's For Dinner Next Week 3-24-13

We are very busy here at the cottage this week, we have been doing our spring cleaning, Easter baking and getting ready to welcome our holiday guests.  I just love this time of the year when we can look at all the freshness of the earth and breath in the wonderful spring air. I know that many of you will be traveling and many like me will be getting ready for guests, so this week I am including our Easter menu.
To All Who Are Celebrating Easter Week or Passover I Want To Wish You A Peaceful And Joyful Renewal 
That Is Filled
With 
The Hope Of This Season

Sunday From Full Plate Thursday Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Tenderloin  at Farmers Wife Rambles
Easy Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts  at Yummy, Healthy, Easy 
Honeymoon Rice Pilaf  at Dancing Carrots
Cauliflower Salad  at Chicky's Cafe
Guinness Applesauce Cake with Lemon Icing  at Spoonful of Thyme

Monday Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

Baby Bella Bites

Chocolate Drops with Blue Bell

Tuesday Bierocks Roll Up

Green Salad Fresh Fruit 
with
Spicy Vanilla Sauce

Wedne…


Full Plate Thursday 3-21-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
Welcome Spring!
I am so excited  you are here to help us welcome spring today.  It is such a beautiful day we will have our party outdoors today.  I know that some of  you still have snow on the ground but maybe a little while in the sun will give you hope that Spring is on the way.  I can't wait to see all the wonderful food that you have brought today so lets get it on the table so we can fill our plates!
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Homemade Granola Bars   at Five Little Chefs Morning Snack Gender Reveal Cupcake  at Melissa's Cuisine Lunch Bowtie and Garden Vegetables  at Make Mine Lemon Jazzy Jello  at Allergy Free Test Kitchen Easter Mini Meringue Cakes   at Pint Sized Baker Afternoon Snack Mc Donalds Shamrock Shake ( Fat Free)  at  Skinny Kitchen Dinner Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Tenderloin  at Farmers Wife Rambles Easy Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts  at Yummy, Healthy, Easy  Honeymoon Rice Pilaf  at Danc…


A Breath of Spring

When we begin to see the signs of spring I get so excited!  We have been working in our gardens through the late fall and even planting in January and it won't be long before everything will be coming up in beautiful blooms and wonderful fresh vegetables.


Our Tulips Are Blooming


It Won't Be Long Before The Zinnia's Will Bloom and  The Butterfly's Will Visit
The Fence Row Will Be Covered In Morning Glories


We Added A New Garden Section For Row Crops and 
Max Was Our Helper


Onions Are Planted and Growing 
Time To Plant Potatoes


Max Keeping Watch Over The Onions


Soon We Will Be Harvesting The Spring Onions


Potato Planting Day


Opps!  
Looks Like Max Thinks He Is 
Digging
 His Own Garden Spot


The Antique French Bath Tub Is A Lettuce Bowl
Just Outside The Kitchen Door
Pick Your Salad

Take A Deep Breath
It's Spring!

Thanks so much for stopping by The Garden Gate today, we are looking forward to a fabulous growing season this year. Hope you will stop by often and check out the progress in our …