Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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!

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
For The Kids
For The Adults and The Kids
Morning Snack
Afternoon Snack
Preserving and Canning 
Your Favorite Last Week

If You Are Featured Today Please Take The Red Plate Home

The Code Is On The Side Board

Background Story For 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
Please Link your Recipes or Food Related Post Only
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.
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 or 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.
Thank You So Much For Coming Today and Come Back Soon!


  1. The picnic cake looks delicious, Miz Helen, and I love the patriotic decorations. Thank you for a wonderful party! :)

  2. Your picnic cake is so patriotic Miz Helen. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend.

  3. The picnic cake look yummy, Miz Helen. I was just thinking today that I need to make your raspberry cake again. Thanks for hosting and Happy Memorial Day to you and Leonard. xo

  4. I love your patriotic picnic cake Miz Helen! What a crowd pleaser, I am going to try and get one whipped up for my group in the next day or two, they would love it! Thanks for the party and the recipe!

  5. Thanks for the party, Miz Helen! Have a great weekend!

  6. Miz Helen, thanks so very much for featuring our Preserved Lemons:) Thanks also for always hosting the party every week. Have a great night.

  7. Thank you for hosting. Your picnic cake sound ideal for the weekend.


  8. Thank you for the party, Miz Helen. I brought more shrimp and grits--just a different version.
    Your cake is a showstopper!

  9. Thanks for the wonderful party. Hope you have a great holiday weekend.

  10. O, thanks so much for featuring my pork chops...I so appreciate it and am thrilled to have a Red Plate to go on my sidebar. :)
    hugs to you, bj

  11. What a lovely cake! That will be a great addition to any picnic. Thanks for the party and I hope you have a splendid weekend.

  12. Thank you so much for featuring my ice cream pie, Miz Helen! It's truly an honor! Wishing you a wonderful weekend--Dee :)

  13. Miz Helen, thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend! Your picnic cake looks delicious. I'm sure my ds10 would love to make it.

  14. Love your picnic cake. Our pool club opens this weekend and I hope the heater on the pool is working still a bit chilly here. Thanks for the party and happy Memorial Day weekend.

  15. Thank you for featuring my Banana Split dessert! I appreciate you hosting this great party each week.

  16. all those meals sound great, but then I started drooling over coconut sheet cake. Thanks for hosting.

  17. Thank you for the wonderful roundup each week! I enjoy seeing all the different recipes and like to be able to share what I've been making as well :) This week I have a giveaway on my blog as well, for whole food protein powder, if your readers are interested. I'm also so impressed that you take the time each week to comment on each post. You are a wonderful host! ~Aubree

  18. That is a super delicious looking cake, Miz Helen. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  19. THANKS Miz Helen for featuring my Peanut Butter & Jelly Pretzels Bars
    ❤ ❤
    I'm so glad you like them
    Hopefully I'll rejoin your part next week
    Have a great weeken

  20. Thanks for the party, Miz Helen. Love joining up here each week and I sure appreciate the time and effort you put into visiting us each week - thank you! Have a great holiday weekend.

  21. Many thanks Miz Helen for another wonderful party!
    Hope you have a great Memorial Day.

  22. Thanks so much for the party, Miz Helen! Your Picnic Cake would be perfect for Memorial Day weekend! Have a safe and happy holiday!

  23. I'm loving your party! Thanks for hosting. Please come and party with us. We would love to have you.
    Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

  24. Thanks for hosting! This week, in our quest for local, sustainable food, the Pixie and I visited a creamery. My post is about our visit and, of course, include cute pictures of goats! :)

  25. Hi Miz Helen. Yikes I missed last week. Never again! I just love your Picnic Cake and can't wait to make one! I've used strawberries in a recipe also this week with Summer Berries in Strawberry Almond Cream, which my Cooking Assistant was not allowed to sample! Finn is a michief maker sometimes and likes sampling too much. Hugs to Max!

  26. Thanks for the fun party and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

  27. Thanks for the feature. Hope everyone enjoys the coconut cake.

  28. Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my light and easy Kitchen Sink Salad.

  29. I love the anticipation of Summer. I hope you enjoy yours.
    Carolyn - Desire Empire

  30. Happy Thursday Helen. Thank you for hosting. You do a great job!


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