Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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 our cottage in the country tomorrow, but we will carry this event in our heart with the faces of the courageous people of Moore, Oklahoma.  I hope you will join me in your thoughts and prayers for the folks of Moore, Oklahoma.

 Wednesday 5-22-13
I am very glad to see you today and glad to be back here at the Country Cottage with all of you. We want to say Thank  YOU to all the men and women and their families who sacrifice so much for our freedom and protecting our life and to remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 

Since I Was Traveling Last Week These Were Your Favorites For Your Plate!

Frito Pie   at Cents Less Deals

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes  at Angels Homestead

Yum Yum Chicken Thighs   at Frugal In Florida 

Mini Apple Tarte Tatins  at The Home Heart

Not Just Any Old Green Smoothie Baby  at Fox In The Kitchen

Coconut Cheesecake   at Will Cook For Smiles

Crawfish Stuffed Grilled Peppers  at Ms.enPlace

If Your Recipe Is Featured Today Please Take The Red Plate Home
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Background Story
When we were young and just starting out in life sometimes we did not have a lot of money. Most of our friends were having to stretch the dollars at the end of the month just like us. My girlfriends and I decided that we would pool our food for some of the evening meals right before payday... the last week of the month. I have some of the fondest memories from those days. We would all bring our food together and we had some great food and great fellowship. We would get the food on the table and everything ready, someone would bless the food and then the hostess would say "come fill your plate". 
 When you link to Full Plate Thursday, you are giving me permission to use a photo or link from your Post in a feature post on this blog, on Pinterest, or Face Book Every Week, I feature many of your Recipes on the next Full Plate Thursday, and on What's For Dinner Next Week, and I pin many of your recipes to Pinterest.
Please include a link back to Full Plate Thursday somewhere on your post.
Please visit with all the others, after all that is part of the fellowship that makes it so much fun, in addition to all the good food of course.
Please leave me a comment and let me know you are here, I really do want to be a good hostess.
Now God Bless You and Your Food and Everyone Fill Your Plate! 
 Thank You So Much For Coming Today and Come Back Soon!


  1. Thanks so much for hosting and letting me join in.

  2. So glad you made it home safely. Grateful that your family is safe too. I loved what you said about the Oklahoman's strength and courage that inspires the nation. Thanks for hosting your fun party. I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

  3. Glad everyone is safe Miz Helen! Thanks so much for hosting!

  4. I am so glad that you and your family are safe. I am just heart broken for the people of Moore. I know they are a tough and close community and that they will rebuild. Best wishes for a peaceful and happy weekend.

  5. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you're having a great week!

  6. Hi Miz Helen, I'm thankful to hear that you are safe and sound. Yes, we are praying for all those are affected by all the devastation. Such sadness!! Thank you for hosting and have a blessed Memorial Day. xo

  7. Wow Miz Helen. I'm so glad you and your family are safe! What a scary time. My prayers go out to all of those in OK! Thank you for hosting another great party. I hope you have a great holiday weekend!

    Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  8. Hi Miz Helen~ So glad to hear you and your family are safe and sound. Thanks for hosting and prayers to all in OK~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  9. Thanks so much for hosting Miz Helen! I'm sharing my Beef and Quinoa Meatballs this week. Have a great night!

  10. Oh, Miz Helen, I am so glad that you and your family are all safe and sound. What a horrible tragedy. My family has been praying for all of those affected by the tornado in Oklahoma. Thanks so much for hosting even though you have had a busy few days. I am bringing my son's Peanut Butter Oaties to your party this week. They were a big hit in our house. :-) Many blessings, Lisa

  11. Thank you for the party, Miz Helen! So glad to hear y'all were safe .... and I can't even imagine the devastation first-hand :( My thoughts and prayers continue to be with those affected by the tornado.

  12. That is crazy, thank goodness you were able to stop when you did. Thanks for hosting....I'm back after quite a break, with my Vietnamese Beef Noodle Salad.

  13. Thank you for the party Miz Helen
    I'm glad to know that you are all ok

  14. So glad to hear your family is safe, such an awful tragedy. Wising you a great Memorial Day Weekend:@)

  15. Happy Thursday. Cannot believe that summer is almost here. We linked up a terrific pico de gallo recipe today. Enjoy!

  16. So glad you made it home safely. Tornados are terrifying. I grew up in Arkansas and a big one hit our little town when I was five.

    Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a lovely Memorial Day weekend.

  17. What a story, Miz Helen. We are so glad you all are safe. So much devastation and everyone is in our prayers. xoxo SusieQTpies

  18. Thank goodness you weren't on the road... so glad you are safe at home and your family is fine. Happy Memorial Day.

  19. Miz Helen,
    I just wanted to make you aware of in case you had not been approached. This group has just been launched by ARWomenBloggoers founder, Stephanie Buckley ( Arkansas has a strong organization and we hope to see the TX group build as well. Membership is free. I hope you will come check out and Perhaps you could encourage your other Texas bloggers to consider joining. I am part of the administrative group for our so if you have any questions, please email or Tweet me. Have a safe, happy Memorial Day.

  20. So glad your family is safe, Miz Helen! Thanks for another great party! :)

    Love, Joy

  21. Thanks so much for hosting Miz Helen. I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
    With best wishes,

  22. Thank you for hosting every week and for featuring my Apple Tart Tatins today :)

  23. I didn't know you were from here! I'm glad you are safe and the family is all accounted for. We had a 2 hour scare when I couldn't get ahold of my husband, he was at ground zero. I live in SW OKC. It's a war zone here.

  24. Miz Helen,
    I'm so glad you and your family are safe! Enjoy the long weekend, and thanks for hosting yet another great party.
    Laura @ The Salty Kitchen

  25. Glad to hear you are safe!

    I think you will really enjoy my recipe this week - it would be great for a Memorial Day BBQ. Enjoy your long weeekend!

  26. Glad to hear you are safe, Miz Helen! We were watching in SA, and felt so helpless as person after person told their horrific experiences.

  27. Im so glad you and your family are safe!
    Sending prayers!!!

  28. Thank you so much for hosting! So many great links to browse.

  29. Hi Miz Helen, I hope you had a great week, and I bet your garden is looking good. I'm always glad to hear how little Max is brightening your lives. Thanks so much for hosting; I shared a vinaigrette that uses a chive blossom vinegar. It's one way to use up those flowers!

  30. I'm so glad you are safe. It is really difficult to imagine the heartbreak that this community is facing.

    Thank you for featuring my stuffed peppers and thank you for hosting. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  31. So glad to hear you are safe, Miz Helen! Thanks for hosting and have a nice weekend.

  32. Happy to hear you are safe Miz Helen. Many prayers are being said in my home. May we all be thankful as we celebrate this weekend and remember those who have fought for our freedom. Thanks for hosting and Happy Meeorial Day Miz Helen.

  33. So sorry to have missed your party, especially after seeing that you featured my Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes! Last week was a bad one though, what with having issues with my domain name expiring unexpectedly, and then my site host transferring my sites to a new server. Thank goodness they got it all resolved, but it sure wasn't any fun!

    Thank you so much for featuring my recipe, and I'm looking forward to this week's party! :)


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