Full Plate Thursday 7-11-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

 I am sure glad to see you today and hope that you are enjoying your summer with vacations, holidays and just enjoying the summer months.  We are super busy here at the cottage right now trying to get as much of our harvest preserved before the extreme heat sets in.  We are on water restrictions now because we haven't had rain in so long, our lake is down 4.5 feet and that is a considerable amount.  I am looking forward to spending the day with you today and can't wait to see what you are sharing today.  You can come sit on the porch with me and help me shell peas for a while and we will get all caught up on our news while we are waiting to eat. 

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Sausage Pinwheels with Gravy  at On The Home Front

Morning Snack
Cronut Copycat  at Slap Dash Mom

Watermelon Feta Salad  at One Little Project
Strawberry Chantilly Cream Meringue  at Lemon & Lime Thyme

Afternoon Snack
Raspberry Sherbet Punch  at Design Eat Repeat
Special K Treats  at A Pinch of Glitter

Grilled Honey Teriyaki Chicken  at Queen Bee Coupons
Simple Squash Salad  at Living The Gourmet
Grilled Baby Red Potatoes  at Lori's Culinary Creations
Mars Bar Cake  at Spend With Pennies

Preserving Food
Bread and Butter Jalapeno Pickles  at Happier Than A Pig In Mud
Strawberry Pineapple Freezer Jam  at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen
Strawberry Hot Pepper Jam  at Olla Podrida

If You Have Been Featured Today Please Take The Red Plate Home

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 Background Story For Full Plate Thursday
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!
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Thanks for the party, Miz Helen! Stay cool - it's super hot here in Phoenix, too! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  2. Thanks for the party...
    Have a Great day!

  3. Thank you so much for the party, Miz Helen! I sure hope you're having a great week! Take care!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  4. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  5. Thank you for your party, Miz Helen! Hope you're having a great week!

  6. Your table is already spread with some wonderful goodies! I'm adding my Flourless Chocolate Cake with Fresh Strawberries. (It's gluten-free and nut-free, too, but no one would even notice.)

    Have a great time shelling those peas -- I'm looking forward to a recipe or two about them.

  7. Thank you for hosting this awesome party, Miz Helen! I am so happy to be here!

  8. Thanks so much for hosting, Miz Helen! It's always fun to come to your party! Hope you have a great week!

  9. Hi Miz Helen, thank you for featuring my strawberry pineapple freezer jam! It's always an honor to be featured at your party. Thank you so much for hosting as I know you're busy in the garden and the kitchen. xo

  10. Thanks so much for the feature & hosting...Elisa

  11. Your plate is always full of such wonderful things. Thanks for hosting every week. We linked up a tasty chicken sandwich today!

  12. Thanks for hosting each week. Would love to send you some of our excess rain. We've had way too much...plenty to share.

  13. Good morning, Miz Helen! I'm sorry to hear that you have water restrictions. We had them here in England last year. Hope the preserving goes well! This week I've shared my Shrimp and Scallop Pasta, a quick and easy meal that tastes really special. Thank you for hosting :)

  14. Hope you are having a lovely week! I'd gladly send you some rain, here in Michigan we've had our fair share.

    Not Your Average Super Moms!

  15. Oh my extreme heat doesn't sound like fun.. must be tough growing a garden with water restrictions. Good luck getting everything harvest.

  16. Thanks for always hosting such a wonderful link party Miz Helen!!!

  17. Hi Miz Helen, long time no see! I've linked up a cute idea for entertaining...a veggies and dip "garden". Hope you like it!

  18. Thanks Miz Helen for having us over. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  19. Sure wish I could send you some of our rain Helen, Southern Indiana has had quite a bit. Last year we were in a drought, this year we're almost swimming in the excess rain. Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week.

    Angels Homestead

  20. Thanks for such a lovely party! Have a great weekend :)

  21. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen! This week I'm sharing a yummy Carrot and Cilantro Salad - a great side dish for BBQ's or any summer meal!

  22. I love the porch picture and the features! Thanks for hosting another great party. I shared my 7 Best Chicken Dinners...most popular. Have a great day. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  23. Sitting on the porch shelling peas sounds like a lovely way to spend an afternoon. I brought some chicken to go with those peas this week. Thanks for the party and best wishes for tasty dishes!

  24. Hi Mz. Helen I am sending you RAIN that is all we have seen in Maine. RAIN Humidity and more RAIN. Thanks for the party. Always fun andi

  25. Hi Miz Helen. Hugs to little Max. This week I shared an Arugula-Raspberry Salad with Walnuts. I always look forward to all the mouth-watering selections.

  26. Hi Miz Helen,
    I'm sharing a blueberry friand this week! Thank you for hosting and have a lovely weekend!

  27. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen! I wish I could send you some of the rain we have been getting here in PA! Thanks for hosting! I am sharing my daughter's cupcakes this week.

  28. Thanks for hosting and for featuring my basil pesto recipe from last week :) Have a lovely weekend!


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