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Full Plate Thursday 2-27-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
It is great to be back here with you this week. My sweet husband and I took some downtime last weekend and it was so nice, but I am always ready to get back home, I am a bit of a homebody. There was so much good food here last week when I went back and looked at all of your wonderful recipes. We have some Apple Hand Pies for a special treat today and I sure hope that you will enjoy them. Now lets see what you have brought to share today and get it on the table so we can eat.
Apple Hand Pie
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Pork and Green Chilie at The Painted Apron
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Apple Hand Pie

We just love an old fashioned Apple Hand Pie. I remember when my Grandmother made them she fried them and they were called fried pies. In an effort to have a healthier pie,(if there is such a thing) my Apple Hand Pie's are baked, but with the same flavor that my Grandmother's pie's had. I really like to make these pies and put them in the freezer in individual bags, then they make great grab 'n go pies. We take them in the picnic basket, and even have them at tea time, plus they make great gifts for a friend.

Apple Hand Pie


Apple Hand Pie Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 2 -9 inch pie crust 4 cups apples, sliced 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon all spice 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons corn starch 1/2 cups water for apples 1/3 cups water for corn starch 1 egg, beaten Directions Peel the apples and slice them Place the apples in a large sauce pan and add the sugar, cinnamon, all spice and salt, toss the apples in the seasons then add 1/2 cup water and stir…


Rosemary Skillet Chops

If I told my son that we were having Rosemary Skillet Chops today he would come right over, this is one of his favorites. Actually these chops are very simple and very flavorful, so tender you can cut them with a fork. I was trying to remember the first time I ever had these chops, it was at my aunts house, many many long years ago. I watched her very carefully as she prepared the chops, then one day I made my own. The recipe has been refined through the years, but it is still one of our favorites.

Rosemary Skillet Chops

Rosemary Skillet Chops Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 4 Center Cut Bone In Pork Chops Rub 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup water Directions Mix all the seasons together well Rub the dry mixture all over the chops and let set at room temperature for 30 minutes In a tested hot skillet (to test the skillet, drop a few drops of water in the skillet and when the water drops form…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 2-23-14

We have been in the garden and we are so excited about getting some of our early spring vegetables planted.  It is wonderful to be outdoors again after such a long winter.  I am sure glad that you could come out to the country today and enjoy coming out to the garden with me. We have some lovely scones and tea this morning on our garden table so come on out and we will take a walk while we talk about Whats For Dinner Next Week. 


Sunday Chicken and Chilies Bake

Mexican Rice Casserole

Green Tossed Salad Garden Salsa


Corn Tortillas Mexican Bread Pudding


Monday Butternut Chowder

Corn Muffins de Provence

Left Over Bread Pudding
Tuesday Two Way Pasta

Green Winter Salad Garlic Bread Chocolate Cream Pie


Wednesday Bar B Que Meatballs with Sauce

Noodles Carrots and Peas
Green Tossed Salad
Cottage Rolls Left Over Chocolate Pie
Thursday Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese


Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

Apple Blueberry Crumb Pie



Friday Salmon with Bacon and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cous Cous With Steamed Tomatoes and Onions

Gazpac…


Full Plate Thursday 2-20-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
We are doing the Happy Dance here, the sun is shining! We have been in the garden and getting the fresh vegetables started for all those wonderful vegetable dishes that we will have from the garden this spring and summer.  I am so glad that you could make it out to the country today, what a great day to come out and enjoy the fresh air and fabulous food that everyone will be bringing. I am bringing my Chicken and Chilies Bake to the party today, so lets get this food on the table and get the party started!

Chicken and Chilies Bake

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast or Brunch Heart Shaped Frittatas at Create With Joy Morning Snack Valentine Day Strawberry Scones at For The Love of Food Lunch Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili at Lou Lou Girls Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting at Blue Crab Martini Afternoon Snack Moist Cherry Bread with Cherry Almond Glaze at A spoonful of Thyme
Dinner Terryaki Marin…


Chicken and Chilies Bake

There is nothing that smells better than a Green Chili roasting on the fire. During the Chili harvest each year we always roast some Green Chili's and freeze or can them for the winter months. The Green Chilies that I am using in this recipe today were roasted and put in the freezer last summer during the harvest. When people ask me why are you doing all that canning and freezing in the spring and summer, I always say it is going to be so good when the snow is on the ground, and it is!

Chicken and Chilies Bake

Chicken and Chilies Bake Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients For The Chicken 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped Dash Cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons Olive Oil For The Sauce 2 cups Sour Cream 2 cups Green Enchilada Sauce 2 cups Roasted Green Chilies, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt Dash Cayenne pepper Top With 2 cups Pepper Jack Cheese, grated For Garnish Fresh Cilantro Roma…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 2-16-14

We have some lovely spiced tea and some scones ready to enjoy, come on in the kitchen and get warm by the fire.  We have spent a lot of time with comfort food in front of the fire this winter, but we have completed some re organization projects which I am very excited about.  This morning I am busy planning The Menu for next week and one of the fun things we are having next week is a Indoor Picnic, just to give us a littlehope for spring and summer. Lets have our tea and scones and you can help me with The Menu.


Sunday Slow Cooker Rosemary Pork Roast
Fall Garden Hash
Pear Salad Blue Cheese Dressing on Lettuce
Cottage Rolls
Tiramisu

Monday Southwest White Bean Stew

Corn Bread Man Cookies

Tuesday In Door Picnic Oven Bar B Qued Brisket
Mustard Potato Salad
Slow Cooker Baked Pinto's
Jalapeno Bread


Left Over  Man Cookies

Wednesday From The Left Over Bar B Qued Brisket Brisket Sandwiches Left Over Potato Salad and Beans Mixed Berry Galette

Thursday Ziti Bake
Tossed Green Salad

Spicy Cheese Bread