Showing posts from July, 2014

Full Plate Thursday 7-31-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather I am so happy to see you today and what better way to celebrate the last of July than with all my special foodie friends! I know that some of you are getting in that last little bit of vacation time before school starts and others of us are trying to get that harvest preserved before the winter comes. I am sharing my Summer Harvest Bread with all of you today and sure hope you enjoy it, it is one of our favorites. We have lots of wonderful food coming today and I can't wait to see what you are bringing to share, so lets get it on the table! Summer Harvest Bread This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Spinach Arugula Egg White Omelet at Allspice and Nutmeg For The Kids Grummp Cat Pancakes at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons Morning Snack Cinnamon Roll Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting at The Diary of a Real Housewife Cucumber Lemon Mint Water at Not Quite Susie Homemaker Lunch

Texas Squash Casserole

We grow several varieties of squash in our garden every year, and one of our favorites is the yellow summer squash. Texas Squash Casserole is a favorite at our cottage and is often times requested by family and friends that are coming to enjoy a meal with us. This casserole has been in our family for many years and has had ingredients added to it and some taken out, but the recipe that I am sharing with you today is a real winner with our crowd.  When we make the casserole in the summer all the ingredients except the dairy and seasons come from our garden so it is truly a Garden to Table recipe. Texas Squash Casserole   Texas Squash Casserole Miz Helen's Kitchen serves 6 to 8 Ingredients 2 pounds yellow squash, sliced 1 medium onion, medium chop 1 red bell pepper, medium chop 1 green bell pepper, medium chop 1 or 2 jalapenos, finely chopped 1 cup diced Velveeta Cheese 1 cup Mexican Mix Cheese (Cheddar and Monterey Jack), grated 1 teaspoon salt 1 t

Beef and Veggie Ka Bobs

In the summer we spend as much time outdoors as we can and love to be in our outdoor kitchen grilling and cooking. The recipe for Ka Bobs that we are doing today is one of our oldies but goodies, its been around our family for a very long time. We have certainly tried different recipes that are very good, but we always go back to this one as our number one! Beef and Veggie Ka Bobs Beef and Veggie Ka Bobs Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients Beef and Veggies 2 pounds sirloin, cut in small pieces 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped in medium pieces 1 red bell pepper, chopped in medium pieces 1 green bell pepper, chopped in medium pieces 10 to 15 small tomatoes, whole 10 to 15 very small onions or shallots, whole  The Marinate 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup vinegar 2/3 cup Ketchup 1/3 cup water 2 tablespoon Soy Sauce 2 tablespoon Worcester 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon Caye

Whats For Dinner Next Week 7-27-14

I sure am glad to see you today, come on in the kitchen and sit with me while I take a break. We are really enjoying our summer with friends and family coming to spend time with us. It is so important to make meal plans when expecting house guest, that way you have more time to enjoy your guest. I always like to cook as much ahead as I can. Do you cook ahead when expecting guest? Give us some of your tips for preparing your meals for house guest. Sunday Spicy Zucchini Stix The Best Grilled Chicken Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes Salad Pickled Beets Jalapeno Bread Nana's Peach Pie Monday Rancher Beans Roasted Potatoes Gazpacho Salad Cornbread Left Over Peach Pie Tuesday Slow Cooker Lasagna Salad French Bread Tiramisu Parfait Wednesday From Full Plate Thursday Roasted Vegetable Sandwich at Flour On My Face Grandma's Potato Salad at Meatloaf and Melodrama Ros

Full Plate Thursday 7-24-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather I am so excited to see you today, so come on back to the patio we are setting up our tables here by the rose garden today, it is such a beautiful day to be outdoors. We have been enjoying the fruits and vegetables of the season and hope you have an opportunity to enjoy some of the wonderful fruits and vegetables from your own garden, a farmers market or a CSA. I am sharing my favorite Peach Pie with all of you today and can't wait to see what you are bringing to share. Lets get all this food on the table and lets eat! Nana's Peach Pie This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Easy Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Muffins at Mommy Snippets Morning Snack No Bake Almond Granola Bars at The Scent of Oranges Lunch Shrimp Filled Zucchini Blossoms at Simple Living and Eating Thai Veggie Quinoa Bowls at Avocado Pesto Hong Kong Egg Tarts at The Woks Of Life Afternoon Snack Strawbe

Pickled Beets

Some of my fondest memories of summer are spending time with my Grandparents on their farm. My Grandmother canned and preserved the fruits and vegetables that they grew on the farm. One of my Grandmothers favorite was her Pickled Beets, she loved her beets and would have them on her plate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Although I don't eat them as much as my Grandmother, I do love my beets and there is nothing like fresh canned Pickled Beets. I rarely open a home canned jar of Pickled Beets that I don't remember my Grandmother in her kitchen making the wonderful food and memories of summer. Pickled Beets Pickled Beets Miz Helen's Kitchen Makes 6 to 8 pints Ingredients 1/2 peck small to medium beets 2 cups water 1 cup vinegar 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 Tablespoon pickling spices 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cloves Directions Wash and clean the beets. In a large stew pot cook the whole beets until tender. Drain the beets and place in ice cold

Nana's Peach Pie

Its peach season here in Texas and the peaches are really outstanding this year, maybe because we have been blessed with cooler weather. One of my Grandsons was planning a summer visit with his family and I asked him if he had a special food request, without even a second he said oh yes, I want Nana's Peach Pie. So of course, you know how us Grandma's are, I made the pie for him and his family, there was not one bite left for the photo's for the blog, so guess what I made another one, and it didn't last long either. Nana's Peach Pie Nana's Peach Pie Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 6 medium size ripe peaches 2 nine inch pie crust 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons corn starch 3/4 cup water 2 tablespoons butter 1 egg, beaten Directions In a large pot of boiling water, drop the peaches in the water for 1 minute. Remove the peaches and place in a large bowl of ice wate