Showing posts from April, 2013

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 This Post Is Linked To What'd You Do This Weekend  

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 c

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 Monday 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 Wednesday Southwestern Chicken and Potato Soup Southwest Spoon Bread Thursday From Full Plate Thursday Mom's Meatloaf    at Spice Gals Southern Skillet Corn   at The Salty

Full Plate Thursday 4-25-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather   W e 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 thin k that we all are just trying to regroup and spend some extra time with fa mily and friends. It will be nice to visit with all of you today and fe el 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 S umptuous Sp oonfuls 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 Loa

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 t

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 Muffins de Provence Corn Muffins de Provence Miz Helen's Kitchen 12 Muffins Ingredients 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 Directions 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

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