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Full Plate Thursday 10-31-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
Trick Or Treat Ya'll
I am so excited to see you at my door this Halloween.  Come on in we have some really special treat bags for you and a nice cup of hot of apple cider to warm you up a bit.  I can't wait to see the wonderful treats that you are bringing to share today, so lets get into those treat bags and see what we have! Be Safe and Have Fun Thanks So Much For Stopping By This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Croissant Brunch Casserole  at The Painted Apron Morning Snack Spooky Halloween Candy Trees  at Around My Family Table Lunch Pot Roast Sliders with Creamy Chipotle Sauce  at The Home Heart Hood River Fresh Apple Cake  at Cookin' For The Seven Dwarfs Afternoon Snack Halloween Pretzel Spider Webs  at One Little Project Roasted Pumpkin Seeds  at Robyn's View Dinner Apple Glazed Pork Loin  at Melissa's Cuisine Pear Salad with Candied Pecans  at On The Home Front Acorn Squash With Apple Cider Brown S…


2013 Winner's Texas Star Chili Cook Off

2013 Winners Texas Star Chili Cook Off
I want to thank each and every one of you that entered your awesome bowls of Chili.  My friends and I have tried just about all of them and can't wait to try the rest.  This was a very close contest as some were just a few votes apart.  Without further delay, drum roll please!
First Place Winner $50.00 Amazon Gift Certificate Playoff Chili  From Anita at Aunt Nubby's Kitchen
Second Place Winner $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate Chili and Cornbread In A Jar From Yvonne at Stonegable
Third Place Winner $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate Mamals Chili In The Slow Cooker  From Diane at Mamal Diane
Please Check Out The Other Great Entries Here
I sure hope that you ladies enjoy your Gift Certificate's and my deepest THANKS to all of you for bringing your awesome bowls of Chili to share with us! Keep that Chili going until next year for the 2014 Cook Off! Peace and Joy Miz Helen


Country Chicken and Biscuits

I always sit down with my calendar every week when I plan my menus.  When we are going to have one of those cozy nights at home all curled up in our comfy clothes, I like to plan a real comfy and cozy meal to enjoy.  Country Chicken and Biscuits is one of our favorite meals to cozy up with on a stay at home night. 

Country Chicken and Biscuits

Country Chicken and Biscuits Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots, steamed 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup flour 3 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup pimento's, chopped 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon poultry season salt and pepper to taste dash Cayenne Directions Add poultry season, salt and pepper to the cooked chopped chicken Steam the peas and carrots In a large stock pot or skillet on medium heat, melt the butter and add the flour, chicken broth and milk, stirring until smooth, add the dried thyme, salt and pepper to taste stir until blended Add the chicken, peas and carrots…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-27-13

Fall is everywhere and we are having so much fun enjoying the season.  We will be really busy this week with the events in the community and our church, we will even be having a little special surprise for some of our little spooks this week.  Sunday Slow Cooker Pork Chop Dinner

Brussels Sprouts Salad


Cranberry Apple Cobbler


Monday Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup


Jalapeno Bread
Left Over Cranberry Apple Cobbler
Tuesday Bar B Q Meatballs with Sauce and Noodles

Green Beans Spinach Salad with Berries Spicy Baked Apples
Wednesday Green Chili Chicken Enchilada's

Miz Helen's Salsa


Guacamole
Key Lime Cookies


Thursday
The Winning Chili
From
Texas Star Chili Cook Off The Chili Winner Trick or Treat
Special Treat Bags
Friday Friday Night Football Game Chili Dogs Chips Left Over Treats
Saturday From
Full Plate Thursday Brunch
Anything Goes Omelet  at Simply Keep Breathing
Sweet Potato Biscuits  at The Free Range Life Fresh Homemade Apple Butter  at Sweet Southern Blue

I sure am glad that you could stop by to…


Full Plate Thursday 10-24-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
I am so excited to see you today, it is such a beautiful time to take a drive to the country.  Our Farmers Market and all the little fruit stands along the way announce that fall is truly in the air with their many displays of Apples and Pumpkins.  I was making an Apple Pie the other day and thought I better make another one because all of you are coming today, so get a slice of this pie and enjoy the day.  Lets get your food on the table I can't wait to see what you brought today.



This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Anything Goes Omelet  at Simply Keep Breathing Sweet Potato Biscuits  at The Free Range Life Morning Snack Pumpkin Caramel Coffee Cake   at Just Short Of Crazy Lunch Creamy Wild Rice and Cranberry Soup  at Hot Eats and Cool Reads Asian Chicken Slaw Salad  at Not Missing A Thing French Bread Pain Ordinaire  at Kitchen Flavours Apple Crumble Ice Cream  at Five Brothers One Sister Afternoon Snack Pumpkin S…


Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup

I love coming home after a busy day to a great soup simmering away in the Slow Cooker.  This is a real simple and flavorful Potato Soup that we just love, a real stick to your ribs comfort soup.  We just love to cozy up for the evening with this awesome bowl of soup.

Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 1/2 lb bacon 1 bag Frozen Southern Style Hash Brown Potatoes 3 cans chicken broth 1 can cream of chicken soup 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened Dash cayenne pepper to taste Salt and Pepper to taste Directions In a medium size skillet fry 1/2 pound bacon until crisp, reserve the rendered fat and drain the crisp bacon on a paper towel Saute the chopped yellow onion in the bacon fat, remove the onion and reserve the remaining fat In a mixing bowl mix the chicken broth and chicken soup until blended well In a large 6 QT Slow Cooker, combine the has…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-20-13

We have had so much fun here at the cottage this week, putting out our hay bales, pumpkins and placing those mum plants and pansies in just the right place.  We just put our scare crow family out a little bit ago and it really looks like fall here.  We are ready for the trick or treater's and the gala family thanksgiving.  I will be trying out several new recipes between now and thanksgiving to add some new dishes to the menu for Thanksgiving.  I am already so hungry for Turkey and Dressing and all the trimmings.  My friend stopped by this morning and we sat on the porch sipping our hot apple cider, it was really chilly out this morning and a perfect day to chat with a friend sip cider in front of the fire. 

Sunday Fall Pot Roast


Kale and Apple Salad Our Daily Bread

Caramel Apple Blondie Pie



Monday Planned Left Overs From The Left Over Roast and Vegetables

Roast Beef Hash on  Toasted Bread Green Tossed Salad Left Over Caramel Apple Blondie Pie




Tuesday Red Beans and Rice


Green Tossed Sala…


Full Plate Thursday 10-17-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
It sure is good to see you today, it has been raining for 3 days now and we are just loving every minute of it.  Come on in the kitchen and gather round the table we are tasting the great Chili from  The Texas Star Chili Cook Off  with some of my Jalapeno Bread, sure hope you enjoy it.  I can't wait to see what you have brought today to share with us, don't you just love gathering round the table with friends for good food and conversation on a rainy day.   Be Sure and Stop Over At The Chili Cook Off Click on your favorite Chili and help someone win the Cook Off or  Bring Your Best Bowl of Chili and Enter 
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Breakfast Nacho's   at Soup Spice Everything Nice Morning Snack Jelly Doughnut Muffins  at Living The Gourmet Pumpkin Spice Apple Cider  at Carolina Heartstrings Lunch Rotel Soup Recipe  at Lamberts Lately Honeycrisp Cobb Salad  at I Thee Cook Lemon Zucchini Bread  at Pen…


Bar B Que Meat Balls with Sauce

We were invited to a little covered dish event last week and I was asked to bring a meat dish. It was a casual event so I made my Bar B Que Meat Balls. They are great to have on hand in the freezer or to make fresh, they are always a hit with a crowd. We really enjoy these little Meatballs and hope you will enjoy them.

Bar B Que Meat Balls



With Or Without Noodles

Bar B Que Meat Balls Miz Helen's Kitchen The Meat Ball  10 to 12 Meatballs
Ingredients 1 pound Ground Chuck ( We Use Grass Fed Beef) 1/2 cup Onion, chopped fine 2 pods Garlic, minced 3/4 cup Bread Crumbs 1/2 cup milk 2 Tablespoons Parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper Dash Hot Sauce (or more to your taste)
Directions Mix the Ground Chuck, Onion, Garlic, Bread Crumbs, Milk, Parsley, Salt, Pepper and Hot Sauce, mix until the mixture is blended really well Roll the Meatball until smooth and round Place the Meatballs on a shallow baking sheet
Bake the Meatballs uncovered at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, remove the baking shee…