Full Plate Thursday 3-6-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Here we are half way between Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's day, two great food holidays to celebrate. We have been having some Mardi Gras flavor here at the cottage and have enjoyed a few parties with friends. I am so excited to see all of you for our party today and can hardly wait to see what you are sharing with everyone today. I made some Chicken and Ham Jambalaya with Cajun Sauce and thought you might like to give it a try  Lets get this food on the table, I'm hungry aren't you?

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Ring at Cooking Up Faith
Morning Snack
Hello Kitty Cookies at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen
Dublin Coddle at Stacy Makes Cents
Spring Planter Box at Heavenly Savings and Homemaking
Afternoon Snack
Orange and Poppy Seed Bread at Creative and Delicious
Asparagus Chowder at The Scent of Oranges
Crab and Artichoke Squares at Ms. enPlace
Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya at Close To Home
30 Minute Dinner Rolls at Spend With Pennies
Butter and Rum Crepes at Ma Niche
Your Pick Of The Week
Soups For Picky Eaters at Mums Make Lists  

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Background Story On 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".
Party Guidelines
When you link to Full Plate Thursday, you are giving me permission to use a photo or link from your Post in a feature post on this blog, on Pinterest, or Face Book and other social media. Every Week, I feature many of your Recipes on the next Full Plate Thursday, What's For Dinner Next Week, and I pin the entire party to a dedicated page and many of your individual recipes to Pinterest. 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 So Much For Coming Today and Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Thanks so much for the party Helen - so chuffed to be pick of the week, Alice @ Mums Make Lists

  2. Miz Helen,
    Thanks for hosting the party. Enjoy the rest of the week.

  3. Thank you for hosting. First time here, looking forward to browsing your site! ~Cheers, Stacy

  4. the crab and artichoke squares...OMG...I am so hungry right now...sighs. THanks for hosting!

  5. Good evening, Miz Helen! Thank you for featuring my Hello Kitty Cookies for your morning snack. I am thrilled !!! Thank you for hosting your wonderful party and have a great week! xo

  6. Thanks for hosting! Hope you are well! :-) We can't wait until spring here in PA.

  7. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen!! I hope you have a great week! :)

    Sandi @ A New York Foodie

  8. Your Jambalaya sounds great, Miz Helen! Thanks so much for hosing such a great party! :) Hugs!

  9. ummm....all your features sound sooo good.
    Thanks, Helen, for being such a sweet and loyal host.

  10. Thanks for hosting! I always love browsing the creative ideas posted here each week :)

  11. Thank you for the party. I am hoping our state defrosts for good this week so we can get on with spring! Best wishes for tasty dishes!

  12. Thanks for the party! Have a great week

  13. Thanks so much Miz Helen, I always enjoy your parties!

  14. Thank you for the feature and the party, Miz Helen :-)

  15. Good Morning Miz Helen (here it's morning) and thank you for the party :)
    Have a terrific weekend

  16. Good Morning Miz Helen, New Orleans sounds like a wonderful place to visit. I have heard of Jambalaya, but I have never experienced the wonderful flavours of this dish. George will love your Jambalaya, so I am going to make it this weekend. Thank you for the recipe and thank you for the fabulous party.
    Best Wishes to you,

  17. Butter and Rum Crepes sound pretty amazing! Have a great weekend:@)

  18. You sure know how to throw a party, Helen! Thank you for hosting :-)
    Blessed be,

  19. Thank you for the party, Miz Helen! :) Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

  20. I love Cajun food... another cuisine I need to learn more about. I'm enjoying checking out Irish food too these days. Thanks for the party.

  21. I love to enjoy reading and learning new things. And true it was so easy to make .Everybody loves discover delicious new recipes,

  22. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen. Let the good times roll with Mardi Gras and Happy St. Patty's Day.

  23. Hi Miz Helen -
    There is lots to celebrate right now, and the banquet here looks ready to handle it! Thanks for hosting --
    Love and hugs --

  24. Always something great to put on my plate here! Thank you for hosting. I hope you love our Irish dish today!

  25. Thanks so much for hosting! This is my first time linking up. Looks like there are some awesome recipes here!


    Laura| Petite Allergy Treats

  26. Loving all of the St Patty's themed foods this week. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen, and enjoy the rest of your week. :)

  27. Miz Helen thanks for another great party! I hope that you enjoy your weekend :-)

  28. Thanks Miz Helen for hosting another fabulous link party!

  29. Great recipes filling your plate this week. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen.

  30. There's nothing more satisfying than a heaping helping of Jambalaya! Thanks so much for the party, Miz Helen. Enjoy the rest of the week and have a terrific weekend!

  31. I appreciate your hosting this link up. This is my first time on your site and I have already found some incredible things to try.

  32. Hi Miz Helen. I hope you aren't too cold in Texas. I've been on a roasting kick lately and this week contributed Roasted Vegetable Tacos. Finn got a little carried away at the photo shoot. I guess that means they're irresistable. Hugs to little Max! Thanks for hosting again.

  33. Thank you for the feature, Miz Helen. I didn't get a post up, but will be back next week. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  34. Hello, my name is Melissa French and I am The More With Less Mom. My blog focuses on helping the frugal family. I have shared a real food monthly meal plan for March http://www.morewithlessmom.com/index.php/2014/03/05/march-real-food-monthly-meal-plan/. Thank you for hosting this linky.

  35. Thank you so much for including my Crepes in your plate. I am glad you liked it.

    Thanks for another great party. Have a good weekend.

  36. Mmmm, so many great recipes this week (as usual). Love all of the St. Patrick's Day recipes! Thanks for another great party, Miz Helen! Have a wonderful week!
    Amber @ http://www.applestoapplique.com/

  37. Hi Miz Helen,
    I brought some delicious flourless pecan sandies cookies to the party.
    Thanks for hosting!
    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits

  38. Hi Miz Helen. As usual, you've got the best place for cooking inspiration. I love to see so many recipes posted. I shared roasted portabello burgers. Portobellos are good roasted or grilled, and putting them on the menu is also a good excuse to make sweet potato fries. Have a great weekend!


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