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Cinco de Mayo Buffet

We just love Mexican Food and Mexican Celebrations.  Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorites because of all the wonderful food to be shared. Come and celebrate with us today we are having some Mexican food.

Cinco de Mayo Buffet
Stacked Enchilada Casserole

Corn Black Bean and Pork Tamale

Dallas Gas Station Pork Tacos

Southwest Chalupa

Mexican Rice Casserole

Jesusitas House Salsa

Mexican Bread Pudding

Sure hope you found something on the buffet that you liked.  Hope you have a great week, a special Cinco de Mayo and come back to see us real soon! Peace and Joy Miz Helen
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Stacked Enchilada Casserole

One of our family favorite Tex Mex dishes is Stacked Enchilada's and that original recipe is in my cookbook Miz Helen's Kitchen Table.  I was invited to a covered dish dinner recently and asked if I could bring my Stacked Enchiladas and that is really not a dish that can be transported easily so I got busy in my kitchen and developed Stacked Enchilada Casserole. I took it to the dinner and everyone loved it. It would be a perfect dish for Cinco de Mayo or any other Mexican Food occasion.

Stacked Enchilada Casserole

Stacked Enchilada Casserole Miz Helen's Ktichen Ingredients 1 pound Beef Chuck ground (we use Grass Fed Beef) 10 to 12 Corn Tortilla's 4 to 6 Roma Tomatoes, chopped 1 yellow Onion, chopped 1 bunch green onions,chopped 3 gloves garlic, minced 4 cups lettuce, chopped 2-15 1/2 ounce cans of Red Enchilada Sauce 4 cups longhorn or sharp cheddar cheese, graded 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon p…

Whats For Dinner Next Week 4-28-13

It has been a beautiful day today and we were able to plant the rest of our row crops today.  We planted our Purple Hull Peas, Okra, Cucumber's and Squash.  Now we just can't wait until it is ready for harvest and all the great dishes we will be having.  Come on out back and I will take you on The Garden Tour , everything is so pretty right now. Then we can take a look at The Menu for next week.

Sunday Chicken Breast with Olives and Rosemary

Warm Cauliflower Salad

Garlic Mashed Potato Cups Cottage Bread Chocolate Cream Pie

Herb Bean Soup

Corn Muffin de Provence

Left Over Chocolate Cream Pie

Tuesday Hamburger Pepper Steak

Mac N Cheese Fresh Green Beans Fresh Spring Greens
Wheat Buns Snickerdoodles

Southwestern Chicken and Potato Soup

Southwest Spoon Bread

Full Plate Thursday
Mom's Meatloaf   at Spice Gals
Southern Skillet Corn  at The Salty Kitchen
Pressure Cooker BBQ Baked Beans Happier Than A Pit In Mud
Fudgey Mocha Nut Pie  at Makin It Mo Betta

Full Plate Thursday 4-25-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
We are so glad to see you today, come on in and get some hot chocolate, coffee or tea, we have a fire in the fire pit today, I can't believe that we still need a fire in April but when we got up today it was very very cold. After the somber week that we had last week I think that we all are just trying to regroup and spend some extra time with family and friends. It will be nice to visit with all of you today and feel the comfort of our friendship!
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Mexican Breakfast Casserole  at Love Bakes Good Cakes  Morning Snack Italian Hot Chocolate   at Sumptuous Spoonfuls Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino  at Skinny Kitchen Lunch Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki  at Everyday Mom's Meals Sugar Sanp Pea Salad with Miso Dressing  at Galley Kithen Caramel Pretzel Meringue with Fresh Berries  at With A Blast Afternoon Snack Pecan Lemon Loaf   Aunt Nubb'y Kitchen Dinner Mom's Meatloaf   at Spice …

Herb White Bean Soup

Any time we have a country ham I like to keep the ham bone to make a nice pot of beans. Sometimes I will freeze the ham bone for latter use.  This is a pot of beans that we made with one of those awesome ham bones to flavor the pot along with some really nice fresh herbs.  This is one of those recipes that is good with or without the ham bone anytime of the year.

Herb White Bean Soup

Herb White Bean Soup Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 1 pound Great Northern White Beans 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 sprig fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped 1 sprig thyme 1 teaspoon parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Optional 1 ham bone Directions Rinse and sort beans in a large pot.   To 1 pounds of beans add 8 cups hot water.  Bring to a rapid boil, and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat Cover and let stand 1 hour, drain and rinse beans Pour the drained and rinsed beans back into the pot Add the chopped rosemary, thyme, parsley, salt, pepper, c…

Corn Muffins de Provence

Corn Bread is a regular food item on our menu here and we love to try different varriations of the basic corn bread recipe.  This is a wonderful herb based Corn Muffin that we have really enjoyed and will complement a number of different meals or a great snack. 

 Corn Muffinsde Provence

Corn Muffins de Provence
Miz Helen's Kitchen
12 Muffins
1 cup yellow corn meal
3/4 cup all purpose flour
4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence
1 cup Sour Cream
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoon Olive Oil
In a medium mixing bowl add, corn meal, flour, baking powder, salt, herbs and mix well
Mix 2 eggs, sour cream, Olive Oil and milk
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients
Pour the wet mix into the well of the dry ingredients and mix until all the ingredients are mixed well and blended
Spray muffin tins with a oil spray
Fill the muffin tin 3/4 full
Bake at 400 degrees 25 to 30 minutes
Remove from muffin tin and cool on a rack or s…

Whats For Dinner Next Week 4-21-13

As with most of you it has been a somber week here at the cottage.  Our thoughts and prayers have gone out to the victims and families of the  Boston tragedy and now we are adding the entire community of West, Texas.  Both of these tragedies have lead us to pause and  come together  as a country to seek comfort and help our fellows.  Sometimes food plays a big part in our time of sadness and we look for our favorite comfort food to share with friends.  That is what we did last week, we enjoyed a nice pot of Chicken and Dumplings with friends.  
I sure am glad that you are here today so we can visit and go over our menu for next week.

Sunday Roasted Leg Of Lamb Garnish With Rosemary Jelly
Green Peas and Potatoes with Lemon Mint Sauce

Green Tossed Salad Cottage Bread
Lemon Tart

Black Bean Burger
Baked Tortilla Chips Mango Salsa Left Over Lemon Tart
Tuesday Ladies Luncheon
Miz Helen's Chicken Salad
Ham Salad Puffs

Creamy Lemon Asparagus Salad

Swiss Strips

Rice Lettuce and Tomat…