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Full Plate Thursday 1-30-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
The Super Bowl is this weekend and some of you are planning really big parties, for the big game. Our team didn't make it this year, but we will be enjoying the festivities with others. The thing I enjoy the most is the food, its like a grazing for 2 or 3 hours. We are sure glad to see you today and hear all about your week and especially see what you are bringing to share with us today, come on in and get warm by the fire, its "still" cold here. We have some hot cider and cookies to enjoy while we are waiting on all the food to get on the table.  I brought along my Southwest Skillet Dip for you to taste, this is what I will be taking for the Super Bowl Party this weekend.
Southwest Skillet Dip

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Easy Valentine's Day Breakfast at The Joys of Boys Overnight Strawberry French Toast at A Savory Feast Morning Snack Strawberry Muffins Something Sweet Winnies Blog Lunc…


Southwest Skillet Dip

I just love the combination of beans, corn and roasted green chilies with that kick at the back of your throat as you are reaching for yet one more bite. The combination of this dish will certainly leave you wanting another bite. This is a dish that is very versatile, it can be served as a dip, individual appetizers, or even as a great side dish for rice and tortillas.

Southwest Skillet Dip

Southwest Skillet Dip Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 1 15 oz can Pinto Beans, drained 1 15 oz can Black Beans, drained 1 15 oz can Whole Kernel Corn, drained 1 cup roasted Green Chilies, chopped 1 bunch Green Onions, chopped with tops 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 cup Sour Cream 1 cup Pepper Jack Cheese, graded 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, graded 2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped fine Directions In a large mixing bowl, add the drained Pinto Beans, Black Beans, Whole Kernel Corn, Green Chilies, and 1/2 the Green…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 1-26-14

I have some hot chocolate and cookies for you this morning, so come on in and get warm by the fire, I am so glad to see you.  We have been very busy here in the cottage kitchen.  We have several friends who have been sick with the flu, surgeries and other things so we made a very large pot of Chicken Soup and have it ready to deliver to all our friends, Chicken Soup always makes us feel better. Lets have our hot chocolate and take a look and The Menu for next week.


Sunday Green Chilies Stew
Jalapeno Bread

Man Cookies

Monday Butternut Spaghetti 


Green Tossed Salad


Garlic Bread Left Over Man Cookies and Fresh Fruit
Tuesday Turkey Turnovers
Grape Salad Creamy Blueberry Bars

Wednesday Busy Day Goulash
Gazpacho Salad
Crusty Bread Left Over
Creamy Blueberry Bars
Thursday Skillet Chops with Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Pineapple Salad

Brownies and Spiced Fruit


Friday  Chinese New Years
The Year of The Horse Fried Rice
Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

Fortune Cookies

Saturday Full Plate Thursday

Downton Abbey Stuff…


Full Plate Thursday 1-23-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
I am so excited that you are here today to help us kick our Fourth Year of Full Plate Thursday. One change that we have this year please note that the posting time has been moved to 7:30 p.m. CST , hope this helps those of you who need a time change. Two, there will be a feature for your favorite pick of the week. I have made us some Man Cookies today to enjoy with our coffee or tea. I am looking forward to the greatest year ever with all of you, so lets get that food on the table, I can't wait to see what you have brought today, lets eat!
Man Cookies
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast
Breakfast Cookies with Apricots and Dates at Healthy Ideas Place
Juice Recipes at Jordan's Onion
Morning Snack
Pecan Cinnamon Rolls at Bells Bakery
Lunch
Greek Style Pizza at Culinary Flavors
Lemony Sour Cream Sourdough Crepes at Axiom At Home
Afternoon Snack
Upside Down Pineapple Cupcakes at Melding Magic
Dinner
Downton Abbey Stu…


Man Cookies

Man Cookies have become a favorite at our cottage. I was at a ladies event just before the holidays and my friend Cindy brought these fabulous cookies to share. I asked her for the recipe and if it would be ok to share with my readers, she is so sweet of course she said yes. I can't keep enough of these cookies they just fly out of the cookie jar.

Man Cookies
Man Cookies
Miz Helen's Kitchen 4 Dozen Cookies Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup shortening 2 eggs  2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/3 cup coconut 1 cup chopped pecans 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal Directions In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream sugars and shortening, mix until the mixture is very creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Stir the dry ingredient mix into the wet mixture, adding the dry mix a little at a time until it is blended well. Stir in the coconut,…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 1-19-14

We have been busy here at the cottage this week. I am so glad that you could take a drive to the country today it is always good to see you. Come take a walk with me out to the row crop area in the garden and we will take a look at the area that we have prepared to plant the onions, we will be planting them any day. I made Cranberry Breakfast Cookies for us this morning, so we will have some Breakfast Cookies and Hot Tea when we finish our walk and take a look at The Menu for next week.


Sunday Herb Roasted Chicken with Winter Vegetables
Kale and Orange Salad Cottage Rolls Best Cherry Pie


Monday Rancher Beans
Green Tossed Salad Cornbread
Left Over Cherry Pie

Tuesday Country Chicken and Biscuits
Salad
Chocolate Cake

Wednesday Slow Cooker Polish Sausage, Onions and Cabbage
Mashed Potatoes Green Tossed Salad Garlic Toast Left Over Chocolate Cake

Thursday Southwest Chalupa
Mexican Salad Salsa Wedding Cookies
Friday Full Plate Thursday
Saucy Slow Braised Beef Stew at She Eats Stingy Cheese Herbs and Garli…


Full Plate Thursday 1-16-14 Number 158

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

I am so excited that you are here today to help mark our Third Year of Full Plate Thursday. On January 6, 2011 we began this journey together and it has been awesome! Every week we have gathered around the table to share our food and fellowship with each other. I cannot begin to tell you how special each of you have been to see you and share with you every week. I look forward to continuing our journey together as we begin Year Four, you truly are The Greatest Cooks On The Planet! I wanted to offer you a special slice of this Raspberry Sheet Cake to help us celebrate today, Thanks so much for coming to the party!


This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Groundhog Day Pancakes at The Joy's of Boy's Biscuits and Sausage Gravy at The Salty Kitchen Morning Snack Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes at Just Not The Cakes Lunch Italian Seafood Salad  at My Carolina Kitchen Hot Chocolate Cookies at Melissa's Cuisine Afternoon …


Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken is one of our families favorite Chinese dishes. We love to have a Chinese night and use our chop sticks and just have a fun evening. This recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken is delicious with a sauce that we use with many other dishes.

Sweet and Sour Chicken


This month at Food of The World we are visiting China.  The Chinese new Year is Jan 31, 2014 and will be The Year of The Horse. The Chinese New Year is Lunar Year 4712, as the Lunar New Year dates back to 2600 BC when the Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. What a great time to have Chinese Night,celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Miz Helen's Kitchen Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients The Chicken 4 boneless chicken breast's, cut in cubes 3 tablespoons Sesame Oil 3 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon onion salt 1 teaspoon pepper dash cayenne pepper 1-1/2 cups cornstarch 3 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup water
Sweet and Sour Sauce Ingredients 1 1/2 cups suga…