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Full Plate Thursday 5-30-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, it is so good to see you today.  We are in the middle of onion  harvest here at the cottage.  We have onion's everywhere, they are drying, being wrapped and hung and we are enjoying the great noonday onion crop. We are going to spend our day together out by the garden and who knows you may end up with some fresh onions to take home with you.  Thank you so much for coming today and now lets get your fantastic recipe on the table, I'm hungry, lets eat.
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From Garden to Table Collard Greens

We grow Collard Greens the year round here, but the spring Collards are the most tender and the best. I remember picking Collards with my Grandmother when I was a child, the leaves seemed so big. We would take them to the well and pump cold well water over the Collards and wash each leaf.  I always remember how cold that well water was when we were washing the Collards.  I also remember how good those Collard Greens tasted when they came out of the big pot on the wood burning stove, they still taste the same.

From Garden To Table Collard Greens

Collard Greens Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 16 cups Collard Greens washed, sliced 3/4 to 1 inch thick, stems removed 3 slices bacon, chopped 1 medium onion, medium chop 2 cups chicken stock 1 cup water salt and pepper to taste Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees Remove the stems from the collard greens  Soak the Collards for 10 minutes in ice cold water then wash the leaves Cut the Collards in 3/4 inch to 1 inch strips Cut the bacon in b…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 5-26-13

Memorial Day Weekend is always exciting here at the lake, it is the official opening weekend of all the activities.  All the folks who have been away for the winter return and open up their homes and the community is all a buzz.  We usually have a large crowd on this week end and this year is no exception to that so I will be doing a lot of cooking.  Come on in and have coffee with me and I will go over the menu for the week.

A Special Thank You To All The Families Who Have Sacrificed To Give Us A Free Country God Bless You and God Bless America 

Sunday Breakfast Southwest Breakfast Bake


Fresh Fruit
Monday Memorial Day Picnic Smoked Texas Brisket


New Potato Salad


Crisp Cole Slaw


Three Bean Bake



Spicy Peach Shortcake


All American Bites



Tuesday From Leftover Brisket Brisket Sandwich Leftover  Crispy Cole Slaw Leftover
All American Bites Spicy Peach Shortcake


Wednesday Stuffed Peppers


Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Brussels Sprouts Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette


Vanilla Pudding
Thursday
Southwest Chalupa


Lem…


Full Plate Thursday 5-23-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
Tuesday 5-21-13 I am preparing this Full Plate Thursday this afternoon from my Granddaughters house in Edmond, Oklahoma and watching my Granddaughter play with her toy's, and thinking how very very grateful I am that we are all here and safe.  Yesterday my husband and I were returning to the Dallas area from attending our Grandson's graduation in Kansas.  We knew the weather was getting very bad and we stopped at our Granddaughter Lauren's house located about 30 miles north of Moore, Oklahoma, we got to her house about 30 minutes before the F-5 Tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, had we continued on the road we would have been in the storm.  There is so much devastation no words can describe and the human emotional toll is beyond what the heart can bear.  The outpouring of support is amazing and the strength of the people of Oklahoma is a source of hope and courage for our entire nation.  We will be going back to ou…


Fresh Strawberry Pie

I remember standing on a stool and watching my mother pour the syrup over the fresh strawberries in the baked pie shell, and then waiting until the pie was chilled before we could have a slice.  This Fresh Strawberry Pie recipe has been in our family ever since I was a little girl and is still a favorite today. When our family knows that the Fresh Strawberry Pie is coming you want to get in line fast to get your slice before it is all gone.  I just love sharing these old recipes with all of you and hope you enjoy this special Fresh Strawberry Pie.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 8 inch pie shell, baked 3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons corn startch 1 cup water 3 tablespoons strawberry gelatin 2 drops red food coloring Directions Prepare and bake pie shell and let cool Hull, wash and slice 3 cups fresh strawberries set aside In a medium saucepan mix the sugar and corn starch together Add the water and cook the mixtur…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 5-19-13

Congratulations to my Grandson Tate who graduated this past weekend from High School, he will be attending Washburn University in the fall, we are very proud of him!  We were able to go to his graduation and spend time with family that we don't see very often it was a great visit! I sure am glad to see you today and happy to be able to share next weeks menu with you.

Sunday
The Best Grilled Chicken


Roasted Asparagus Delight

Green Salad Grilled Peaches and Spicy Vanilla Sauce

Monday From Leftover Chicken Chicken Sandwiches Sweet Potato Salad

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Leftover Peaches and Spicy Vanilla Sauce

Tuesday Grilled Pork Chops Corn on The Cob Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

Spring Greens Salad Lemony Nana Trifle


Wednesday Two Way Pasta

Green Tossed Salad Garlic Bread Left Over Lemony Nana Trifle
Thursday From
Full Plate Thursday
Steak Carnitas and Sauteed Peppers over Cilantro Lime Rice   at LeMoine Family Kitchen
Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie  at Pie On Sunday
Herb Citrus Ice Tea  at Lis…


Full Plate Thursday 5-16-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather  I sure hope that all of  you had a fabulous Mothers Day weekend. My goodness it was like Queen for a Day around here with kids, grands and greatgrands, at the end of the day I was truly blessed.   Come on back to the kitchen with me we just have some great scones coming out of the oven that will be going on our table along with all the goodies that you are sharing today we are going to have a wonderful day together, sure am glad to see you today!
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast Creamy Mushrooms and Eggs   at Simple Living and Eating Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes  at Cooking On The Front Burner Morning Snack Yogurt and Fruit Cups  at Diane's Vintage Zest Lunch My Comfort Salad   at Sweet Caroline's Corner Sausage Paella  at With A Blast Tangy Lemon Cake  at Simply Sweet N Savory Afternoon Snack Frappuccino Cupcakes  at Mummy Deals Dinner Herb Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Greek Panzanella Salad  at My Car…


The Best Grilled Chicken

This really is The Best Grilled Chicken and it is just in time for the summer grilling season.  Sometimes Chicken on the grill can be tough and the flavor just on the top of the meat, this chicken is so tender and juicy it will just melt in your mouth.  This recipe has been on our grill many times and I am happy to share it with you today.
The Best Grilled Chicken


The Best Grilled Chicken
Prepared In Miz Helen's Kitchen
adapted from 
Noble Pig and Cooking On The Ranch
Ingredients
4 pound fryer chicken, split in half
For The Dry Rub
1 tablespoon seasoning salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chile powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
For the Basting Sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
juice of 1 lemon
Option: 1 drop liquid smoke
Your favorite grilling sauce
Directions
Split, wash and dry the chicken. 
Mix the dry rub season's very well 
R…


What's For Dinner Next Week 5-12-13

Happy Mothers Day To All The Wonderful Moms!
This Rose Is Just For You


We could not ask for more perfect Spring days like we have been having, a perfect time to spend outdoors with friends and family for a wonderful Mothers Day weekend.  We are really looking forward to having friends and family to enjoy the holiday with us and wishing you the very best weekend with your loved ones.

Sunday Mothers Day Brunch Candied Lemon Thyme Bread

Eggs Benedict Casserole


Mixed Fruit Bowl
Monday Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Strawberry Jalapeno Muffins


Tuesday Meatloaf Fresh Green Beans Kid Friendly Pasta Salad

Cottage Bread Raspberry Sheet Cake


Wednesday Busy Day Goulash

Green Salad Garlic Bread Left Over Raspberry Sheet Cake
Thursday Covered Dish Luncheon Curried Chicken Salad


Friday Full Plate Thursday
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Lemon Butter Sauce  at Transformations From The Heart
Fish Cakes with Cilantro Lime Sauce  at The Home Heart
Asparagus Pasta with Pine Nuts and Sun Dried Tomatoes   at I…