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Whats For Dinner Next Week 6-1-14

I always love the first week of June, we have the whole summer ahead with so many things to enjoy. We will be enjoying lots of wonderful food from the garden and the grill and sharing with family and friends. We are very excited here at the cottage we are expecting our Granddaughter Lauren and Great Granddaughter Ella June to come for a summer visit. We have some really fun things planned for their visit that we will be sharing with you as we go along. Lauren and I will be doing some cooking in the kitchen and we even have a project for little Ella. I need to get busy planning this menu.

Sunday Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Chipotle Cream Sauce
Mexican Rice Casserole

Miz Helen's Guacamole


Grandmothers Buttermilk Pie


Monday Chipotle Chicken Salad Wrap

Left Over Buttermilk Pie
Tuesday Baked Sandwich

Salad Snickerdoodles with Blue Bell


Wednesday Stuffed Peppers

Mac N Pimento Cheese

Gazpacho Salad

Mixed Berry Galette


Thursday Full Plate Thursday Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites at Melissa's Cuisine Pa…


Full Plate Thursday 5-29-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Congratulations To All The Class of 2014 Graduates I know that some of you along with our family are busy with graduations in these past few days and some yet to come. We are so proud of the young people in our family and in our community that will come forward to begin their time of leadership in our country. I am very happy to see you today and can't wait to see all the wonderful food that you are bringing to share with us today, lets eat!
I Am Sharing One Of My Luncheon Favorites Today Baked Sandwich

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast Chocolate Chip Coconut Pancakes Gluten Free at Fairy Wings and Pixie Dust Homemade Turkey Sausage at Growing Up Gabel Morning Snack Apple Cinnamon White Cake at 3 Boys and A Dog Lunch Chicken Salad on Croissants at Turnips 2 Tangerines Old Fashioned Devils Food Cake at Making Memories With Your Kids Afternoon Snack Blueberry Cobbler Sugar Cookie Squares at Mostly Homemade Mom Dinne…


Baked Sandwich

I was having a very informal luncheon for some of my oldest friends recently and a couple of them ask if I would make my Baked Sandwich. I thought that was a great idea, and then I decided to share it with all of you. The Baked Sandwich is often times requested from family and friends as one of their favorites. It is a great dish to make for a small gathering, it can be made the day before and cooked right before the guest arrive, it is a hot dish to serve that you don't have to be in the kitchen with, but rather can be spending time with your guest. One of the nice features to this sandwich is that you can freeze it up to 3 months, just reheat it and it's as good as freshly made. I will often times freeze it in individual portions, for those times when just one or two people need a quick lunch.

Baked Sandwich

Baked Sandwich Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 16 slices of cooked Turkey or chicken, sliced thinly 16 slices of cooked Ham, sliced thinly 16 slices of Swiss Cheese, sl…


Quiet Time

When you are traveling to our cottage the first thing you will notice when you come to our road is our flag that fly's everyday at the edge of our property. The privilege to fly that flag and to be free to speak to you today has been given to us by the sacrifices of so many men, women and their families through the years. We are stopping today for a Quiet Time to remember all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

For more years than I want to count, I have been a Military and Firefighter Mom of Three Sons, one Daughter, Two Daughters-In Law, Two Sons -In Law, and Two Grandsons In Law, who have proudly served their country. We personally know the sacrifices that families make on a daily basis to ensure our continued freedom. We are so grateful that we have not had to give that ultimate sacrifice, but we are so proud to be able to hang 3 Blue Stars in our window that represent the 3 active duty family members that are presently serving our country.


From Psalm…


Whats For Dinner Next Week 5-25-14

We have been very busy here at the cottage, we are getting ready for opening weekend of the official season here at the lake. We will be having a Quiet Time on Memorial Day to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Then we will be celebrating the opening of the season for the lake. I love planning the food for this weekend, lots of food that we don't have that often but it is oh so good!


Sunday Community Covered Dish Picnic My Friends Asked Me To Bring My
The Best Cherry Pie


Monday Memorial Day The Weather Man Says We Will Have Rain  No Grilling Today Cooking Indoors
Miz Helen's Guacamole


Bar-B-Q Brisket


Slow Cooker Baked Pintos


Mustard Potato Salad

Corn and Green Chilis Casserole

Pickles From The Pickle Pot

Garlic Bread
The Picnic Cake


Tuesday Left Over Day
Brisket Sandwiches Potato Salad The Picnic Cake
Wednesday
Muffaletta Casserole

Tossed Green Salad Garlic Bread Mixed Fresh Berries with Sugar Cookies
Thursday From
Full Plate Thursday
Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken …


Full Plate Thursday 5-22-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
Don't you just love this time of the year when we start to dust off the patio furniture and grills getting ready for the opening holiday of summer. Memorial Day for us not only marks a time of remembrance for all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, it is also the official opening day for the lake and the fun activities we have all summer. I will be sharing on of our family favorites today, The Picnic Cake. There are so many fantastic summer dishes that will be coming to all of our tables and I can't wait to see what you are bringing to share with us today!

The Picnic Cake


This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast For The Kids Pac Man Waffles at The Joys of Boys For The Adults and The Kids Breakfast Burritos at Daily Leisure Morning Snack Peanut Butter and Jelly Pretzel Bars at Winnies Something Sweet Raspberry Mint Lemonade at A Dash Of Sanity Lunch Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken at All Spice …