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Full Plate Thursday 1-1-15

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
Happy New Year! Wishing You and Your Family a Very Happy New Year With Abundant Blessings in 2015!
I am so excited to spend the first day of 2015 with all of you! Thursday is a fun day of the week, always looking forward to the wonderful food and fellowship that we all share together. You have helped to make 2014 a wonderful year here at The Cottage and I certainly look forward to having many good times and good food with you in 2015. To pass along a little good luck for the new year I am sharing a little Black Eyed Pea Mash on Crispy Polenta appetizer with all of you this evening. I can't wait to see what you are sharing for the first party of the year so lets get this party started!

Black Eyed Pea Mash On Crispy Polenta


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Top Ten Recipes 2014

I always enjoy reflecting back on the past year and remembering all the great moments of the year. One of the highlights of my year happens to be coming here to the blog and sharing our simple way of life with all of you. I want to thank you for being a part of all of this and making it so special for me, your visits and your friendship really touch my heart. The recipes we are sharing today are YOUR FAVORITES for 2014 and I loved making every one of them and sharing them with you.

Top Ten Recipes 2014

Baked Creamed Skillet Corn



Chicken Spaghetti



Baked Sandwich



No Bake Lemon Jar Pie



Apple Hand Pie



Southwest Skillet Dip



Ladies Club Chicken Salad



Southwest Chicken Soup



Old Fashioned Meatloaf



Seafood Casserole


Thank you so much for stopping by today and for your support throughout the years.  Have a very safe New Years and hope to see back at The Cottage real soon! Peace and Joy Miz Helen
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Cheeseburger Casserole

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Black Eyed Pea Mash on Crispy Polenta

This is a big bite of southern cuisine with a southwestern flair. Black Eyed Pea Mash on Crispy Polenta is a great appetizer to serve for any event and is packed with the flavor that brings folks back to the table looking for seconds. This appetizer is a perfect good luck charm for any New Years table with all the requirements of the good luck peas . Not only can this flavorful mash be presented on a crispy polenta round, but can be used as a wonderful dip served with corn chips. I sure hope that you enjoy this new recipe that I developed for special parties.


Whats For Dinner Next Week 12-28-14

A Weekly Family Friendly Meal Plan With Recipes
It is hard to believe that we are making our last meal plan for 2014, the year has flown by. Looking back over this past year of our garden to table food we had a great year with lots of new recipes that we shared with you as well as seasonal meal plans to help you with your meal planning. The week after Christmas is always a week of reflection for me and a week of planning for the new year. You have been a big part of my blogging year and hopefully will be again next year and for that I thank you!!

Happy New Year Wishing You And Your Family A Year Filled With Abundant Blessings!
The Menu 
Week Of 12-18-14

Sunday Herb Crusted Ribs with Orange Sauce and Sweet Potatoes and Onions

Turnips and Greens

Corn Bread Stix

Cranberry Apple Cobbler


Monday
Herb White Bean Soup

Salad
Corn Muffins de Provence

Left Over Cobbler

Tuesday
Ziti Bake

Salad
Herb Garlic Bread


Wednesday
New Years Eve Open House
Good Luck Black Eyed Peas

Ham Salad Puffs

Southwest Skillet Dip

Sweet and…


Full Plate Thursday Special Edition 12-22-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
Welcome To This Special Edition Of Full Plate Thursday

Our Special Wish For You and Your Family May your life be filled with Peace, Love and Joy Merry Christmas and  Happy Hanukkah
I am so happy to see you at this festive time, we will all be spending time with friends and family during this time and I am so pleased that you could spend some of that time with us here at our Full Plate Thursday blogging family.  I am sharing a Christmas Eve Brunch to Dinner with you today.  We all look forward to your wonderful holiday dishes so lets get this party started!
Christmas Eve: Brunch to Dinner

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Green Chili Strata at The P…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 12-21-14

It's Christmas week and the cottage is a buzz, getting ready for the festivities. It is always a very exciting time for us with parties and special events shared with friends and family. We are busy cooking and planning for a very special time and I am so glad that you could share this time with us.



Wishing You and Your Family A Blessed Christmas That Is Filled With Joy Love and Peace

Sunday Slow Cooker Bella Beef Tips On Noodles
Peas and Carrots Tossed Green Salad Herb Garlic Bread
Peppermint Pie


Monday Roasted Southwest Pumpkin Stew

Cornbread
Pfeffernusse


Tuesday  Left Over Pumpkin Stew Chef's Salad Cranberry Nut Bites


Wednesday Christmas Eve: From Brunch to Dinner


Thursday Rosemary Prime Rib Roast

Crock Pot Au Gratin Potatoes

Green Beans with Bacon and Onion Vinaigrette


Christmas Fruit Salad Cottage Rolls Rio Grande Pecan Pie


Friday Left Overs Everyone On Their Own
Saturday From