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What's For Dinner Next Week 9-1-13

The last weekend of the summer season is usually a really big weekend here at the lake, but this year our lake is so low we can't even get our boats on the water.  Although we won't be playing on the lake the pool is still a great option and very inviting.  We will be entertaining a few friends for a Bar B Que and a lot of back porch visiting time, lets take a look at The Menu this is what we will be serving.


Sunday Labor Day Bar B Que Smoked Texas Brisket


Mustard Potato Salad


Gazpacho Salad


Slow Cooker Baked Pintos


Corn On The Cob Cherry Pie


Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream


Monday Brisket Sandwiches Left Over Baked Pinto's Sweet Potato Chips Summer Pickles



Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles



Tuesday Lemon Onion Chicken


Wild Rice
Steamed Broccoli
Cottage Buns
Left Over
Snickerdoodles

Wednesday
From Left Over Chicken
Chicken Noodle Casserole
Tossed Green Salad
Garlic Toast
Penut Butter Snickers Cheesecake Brownie Pie  at Making Memories With Your Kids

Thursday
From
Full Plate Thursday
Herb Breaded Pork…


Full Plate Thursday 8-29-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
I am so glad to see you today, it is a really busy time getting the children back in school, wrapping up the summer and getting into the fall flow of life.  Nature begins to change the plants and the animals begin to take on a different pattern, and seems like we are the last to change as I always want to just hang on to a little bit more of the summer. But here we are going into the last week of August, so lets lift our Iced Tea glasses to a great summer!  I can't wait to see what wonderful recipe you have brought to share with us today, so lets get it on the table it's time to eat!
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast BLT Cornmeal Pancakes  at My Carolina Kitchen Morning Snack Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies  at Red Cottage Chronicles Lunch La Scala's Famous Chopped Salad Made Skinny  at Skinny Kitchen Fresh Corn Chowder  at Cooking On The Front Burner Peanut Butter Snickers Cheesecake Brownie Pie  at Making …


Italian Chicken and Pasta Salad

I recently hosted a luncheon for a committee that I serve on and I wanted to serve a new salad, so I developed this Italian Chicken and Pasta Salad, it turned out really good so I wanted to share it with you today.  We have lots of fresh vegetables from the garden so I made a trip to the garden and gathered up some freshness to make a great salad.  I always keep some chopped frozen chicken in the freezer to use in recipes, I bag 3 cups to a bag, because that is what most recipes call for. We live in the country so a Rotisserie Chicken is not an option for me.  Sometimes I cook several chickens at a time, chop them up and freeze them, then I have  chicken ready to go for my recipes.

Italian Chicken and Pasta Salad



Italian Chicken and Pasta Salad
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Serves 10 to 12
Ingredients
3 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
4 cups cooked pasta shells, drained
1 cup cucumbers, chopped
1 cup Red Onion, chopped
1 cup Mixed Color Mini Peppers, Sliced
1 cup Green Bell Pepper, choppe…


Mustard Potato Salad

Potato salad is a classic salad that so many of us have on our menus in the summer and year round for picnics, bar-b-ques, and covered dish events.  There are some meals that just call for that bowl of Grandma's Potato Salad.  We grow potatoes in our garden and when we have the fresh potatoes from the garden to use in this salad it is heavenly, with a very special earthy flavor that the fresh potatoes have, this is a great Garden to Table recipe.

Garden to Table Mustard Potato Salad

Mustard Potato Salad Miz Helen's Kitchen Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients 5 pounds Irish (White or Idaho) potatoes, peeled, chopped 1/2  medium onion, chopped 1 bunch of Green Onions with tops, chopped 1/4 cup sweet pickle cubes ( you can use sweet pickle relish) 1/4 cup dill pickle cubes ( you can use dill pickle relish) 4 hard boiled eggs, 3 chopped, 1 sliced 1 3/4 cup mayonnaise or (My Mother and Aunts used Miracle whip) 2 heaping tablespoons prepared yellow mustard 1 teaspoon celery salt Salt and Pepper …


Whats For Dinner Next Week 8-25-13

It is so hard to believe that we are going into the last week of August, life just fly's by when you are having fun.  We are having lots of fun here at the cottage getting our fall vegetable garden ready to plant.  We will still be canning a few more weeks, ourEnd Of Season Soupwill be one of the products we will be canning, it is always a favorite.  Lets get started on this menu for next week, I need to make my grocery list and get going.


Sunday The Best Grilled Chicken

Fresh Black Eyed Peas

Gazpacho Salad

Texas Garlic Toast
Mixed Berry Galette


Monday From Left Over Chicken  Honey Apple Chicken Salad

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

Corn Muffins de Provence

Surprise Bundt Cake


Tuesday Stacked Enchilada Casserole

Mexican Rice Casserole


Miz Helen's Salsa

Tossed Mexican Salad
Tortilla Chips
Left Over Bundt Cake
Wednesday Two Way Pasta

Tossed Green Salad
Garlic Bread


Full Plate Thursday 8-22-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
Over this past weekend my "Honey Bunny" and I were having a candle light dinner on our back porch, in August that is almost unheard of in Texas, we thought we were in heaven! What a gift of wonderful weather we have had and I am so happy that you are here to enjoy it with us.  I have some nice Iced Tea and these great Key Lime Cookies for you today, so come on in and make yourself comfortable.  I can't wait to see what you are sharing today and lets get it on the table so we can eat.
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Eggs In A Muffin Tin  at One Little Project Back To School Back To School Breakfast   at Crystal and Company Morning Snack Cinnamon Sugar Greek Yogurt Muffins  at Who Needs A Cape Lunch Cold Yogurt Cucumber Soup  at Gluten Free A-Z Blog Imam Bayildi  at Culinary Flavors Baked Peaches and Cream  at Living The gourmet Afternoon Snack Almond Orange Floretines  at Kitchen Flavours Dinner Spinach a…


Key Lime Cookies

We just love the flavor of Key Lime. I have been making these cookies for a number of years but they never last long enough for me to get a photo. I had to hide these until the photo was finished and now there are no more cookies, hope you enjoy them.

Key Lime Cookies


Key Lime Cookies Miz Helen's Kitchen 2 dozen cookies Ingredients The Cookie 2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil or 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 egg,beaten 1 tablespoon key lime juice zest of 1 lime 1 cup dried pineapple, chopped fine 1 cup toasted pecans,chopped green food color if desired The Glaze 3 cups confectioners sugar 1/4 cup fresh lime juice Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees The Cookies Mix all the dry ingredients, then add the beaten egg,oil, and juice, mix well Add the zest, pineapple and toasted pecans, mix well Drop by the teaspoon scoop onto a cookie sheet Bake 10 to 12 minutes until slightly brown aroun…


What's For Dinner Next Week 8-18-13

It rained, we are so excited, we danced in the rain all day, we didn't get a lot of rain but enough so we don't have to water the garden and yard for a couple of days.  Come on to the back porch, it is cool enough today for us to sit on the porch and visit, I will get us some Iced Tea and a slice of this lovely Mixed Berry Galette then we will  get busy on The Menu for next week.


Sunday Reunion Time Covered Dish
I Am Bringing
Old Fashioned Fried Chicken


and
Slow Cooker Baked Pinto's




Monday
Zucchini and Carmalized Onion Galette


Sliced Tomatoes and Cheese Tray

Sliced Cold Melon

Tuesday

Slow Cooker Mexican Pot Roast Tacos


Miz Helen's Salsa


Gucamole

Key Lime Ice Cream



Wednesday
Mac N Chicken


Tossed Green Salad

Garlic Bread

Apricot Pie



Thursday

Stuffed Peppers

Mashed Potatoes

Green Peas

Tossed Green Salad

Left Over Apricot Pie



Friday
From
Full Plate Thursday
Crab Cakes with Orange Aioli  at Galley Kitchen
Summer Veggie Casserole  at A Pinch of Glitter
Spinach and Orzo Salad  at Healthy Idea'…