Full Plate Thursday 9-5-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

We are having a very exciting week here at the cottage and I am so happy that you can join us for this special time.  Our family is planning a big surprise birthday party for my wonderful husband, it is starting on Thursday night and will last all weekend.  The big party is on Saturday, but the guest will begin to arrive on Thursday, he has no idea and it is going to be so much fun!  Come on in and enjoy the party with us, I can't wait to see what you are bringing to share with us today.  Because I will be busy with family this week you will be filling the plate next week with your page views, I can't wait to see how you fill the plate!

Happy Birthday My Love

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week 
Fluffy But Crunchy Waffles   at Modern Christian Homemaker
Papaya Juice with Lime  at Food Corner
Morning Snack
Cookie Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars  at Posed Perfection
Fruit Slushie   at A Pinch of Joy
Garden Fresh Quesadilla  at Easy Life Meal and Party Planning
Guacamole  at Healthy Ideas Place
Low Fat Frozen Peach Yogurt  at Sara Howe
Rosemary Remembrance Bread   at Living The Gaourmet
Afternoon Snack
Chubby Hubby Cookies  at Delectably Domestic
Strawberry Lemonade Slurpee  at Mostly Homemade Mom
Pork Chop Hashbrown Casserole  at Makin' It Mo Better
Shaved Squash Salad  at Hun...What's For Dinner?
Sweet Bacony Arkansas Green Beans  at Growing In Grace
Fried Corn Zucchini Medley  at Grandma Loy's
Southern Skillet Peach Crisp  at Little Lovey Doves
Special Birthday Cake
Honey Cake  at Something Sweet Winnies Blog
Heaven and Hell Cake  at Say It With Cake

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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".
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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.

  Thank You For Coming Today and Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Miz Helen,
    Thanks for hosting the party. Hope you like my Apricot Brandy Pound Cake with Apricot Brandy Glaze.

  2. Thanks for the party. Happy birthday to your love. Best wishes for tasty dishes!

  3. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen and Sending Birthday Wishes to your Mr:) I would also like to invite you to stop by and link up to The Great Blog Train, I am one of the new Engineers~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  4. Thank you so much for hosting. Happy Birthday to your Mister.

    Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon

  5. Thank you for the party, Miz Helen, and Happy Birthday to Mr. Leonard!

    Love, Joy

  6. I was just in your neck of the woods over the week end. We visited family in Sulphur Springs...then on to Canton for first Monday! Happy BD to Mister Helen...hugs, Penny

  7. Happy Birthday to your husband! Can't wait to hear about the party :)
    Thank you for hosting this party, Miz Helen! Have fun!

  8. Thanks for the party, Miz Helen. Happy birthday to your husband :)

  9. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen. Hope your husband enjoys this fun birthday surprise you have cooked up! Thanks so much for featuring my Cookie Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars this week! I'm doing the happy dance right now. Have a wonderful weekend celebrating your hubby!

  10. Happy Birthday to Leonard, Miz Helen! I know he will have the best time as will you. Thank you for hosting and enjoy all your guests. xo

  11. Miz Helen,Thanks a lot for featuring my post 'Papaya Juice with Lime'...
    Happy birthday to your husband!!Hope you all will enjoy a good time...
    Have a Great Day!

  12. Thank you for hosting, Miz Helen! And a very happy Birthday to your husband :-)

  13. Thanks for hosting the party and a very happy birthday to Leonard !

  14. Hi Miz Helen,
    Happy Birthday to your dear husband! A Surprise Birthday Celebration, how wonderful! Hope everyone is having fun!
    I've just linked a post. Thank you for hosting!

  15. That pork chop and hash brown casserole sounds good! Happy Thursday:@)

  16. Happy Birthday to Leonard! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful weekend, Miz Helen! What a lovely celebration it will be. By coincidence I've brought a cake this week - made from a recipe that has been in my family for three generations - My Great Auntie Margaret's Spice Cake. Thank you for hosting, and have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Happy Thursday. Already so many good recipes to chose from. Thanks for hosting!

  18. Thank you for hosting and featuring my chubby hubby cookies.

  19. Happy Birthday Leonard! May you enjoy many more! It sounds like you have a fabulous weekend planned. Enjoy the time with your family Miz Helen, isn't that what life is all about? "Hugs" :) Don't work to hard!!!

  20. Happy birthday to your hubby! Thank you for hosting!

  21. Happy birthday to your husband. Thanks for hosting each week and have a nice weekend.

  22. Sounds like quite a shindig... we are going to a surprise party this weekend too.. Happy Birthday to your husband to good health and good friends.

  23. WOW, I would like to come eat at your house. Sounds delicious. Thank you for featuring my Sweet Bacony Arkansas Green Beans. Hope you enjoy them. Happy Birthday to your husband, as well.

  24. Thank you for hosting another wonderful party.

  25. Happy Birthday to your husband Miz Helen!
    Many thank for hosting this week.

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  27. Happy birthday to your husband! I hope you have a great weekend. Thanks so much for the party, and thank you for including us all in your plans! I can't wait to hear how it goes!

  28. Thanks for hosting and happy birthday to your husband!

  29. Miz Helen,
    Happy Birthday to your dear husband. Sound like y'all will have a wonderful, surprised filled time!
    Thanks so much for hosting,

  30. Happy birthday to your love, Mz Helen!

  31. Happy Birthday to your hubby! May God bless him with many more years of love, health and happiness! Thanks for hosting! I always enjoy coming to your party! :-)

  32. Wow, so many great ideas. Thanks for hosting!

  33. The party sounds like a a lot of fun! Happy Birthday to your husband, Miz Helen. Thank you for hosting Full Plate.

  34. Happy Birthday to your husband and thanks for hosting Miz Helen!

  35. Happy Birthday to The Husband! :-) Thank you for hosting, Miz Helen.
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  36. Hi Miz Helen. Happy birthday to your husband! How wonderful to celebrate so many years together. Love seeing Max in the photo! Have a great time. I shared a Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad.

  37. Happy Birthday to your husband! Wishing him many more birthdays to come. :) Thanks for hosting Miz Helen, and have a great weekend.

  38. Hi Miz Helen,
    I'm sharing some Chicken Pancake today! Thank you for hosting!
    Hope everyone is having a fun weekend birthday!

  39. Thank you so much for filling your plate with my Shave Squash Salad. I hope you have a marvelous weekend and Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen!

  40. Hi Miz Helen,
    This week I'm bringing some Red Lentil Rotini Salad to share -- the pasta is made from red lentils so it's gluten-free, top 8 allergen-free and low glycemic, too. I especially like the flavor, so I made some salad and also a skillet with it.
    Happy birthday to your honey!

  41. Thanks so much for featuring my Fruit Slushie! I am honored. Happy Birthday wishes to your husband!

  42. Thanks so much for featuring my Pork Chop Casserole! I've not had a chance to get over here and I apologize. A belated Happy Birthday to the Mr. as well!


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