Showing posts from November, 2017

Full Plate Thursday #356

I sure hope that each of you had a great Thanksgiving. Our Thanksgiving was wonderful with lots of great food and fellowship with friends and family. For our last party of the month today, we will be featuring our Top Ten Post with the most views from last weeks party. We have some really great recipes from some of the greatest cooks on the planet, be sure and check out their recipes! I am excited to get the Christmas Season started and can't wait to see what you are sharing with us today!

Wilted Greens Salad with Hot Bacon Vinaigrette

When I was a young girl, my Grandmother would take me out to the garden to pick Mustard Greens. We would pick greens in the fall and winter months when it was very chilly or cold outside. Today when I go out to my own garden I remember my Grandmother when she would make the Wilted Greens Salad. I remember washing the greens with her in the cold well water. I would pump the water and my Grandmother would wash the greens. This was one of my favorite salads when I was growing up and I love getting to make this salad for my own Granddaughters.

Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole

This casserole has layers of wonderful vegetables and fruit to make a delicious flavored dish. The last layer of the casserole will make you think it is a fantastic apple pie. This is a real easy casserole to prepare and is ready in no time to go on the table. Our family loves this recipe and we serve it for family dinners and very special dinners. My friends that have had the casserole through the years will sometimes request this bowl of goodness.

Whats For Dinner Next Week 11-26-17

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with delicious dishes and lots of love from family and friends. Now we get to move quickly into our next season, which for me is one of my favorites, I love Christmas! I will be using up some of my leftovers that I put in the freezer from the turkey for this weeks meal plan. Sometimes the left overs are the best.

Full Plate Thursday # 355

Welcome to our special Thanksgiving Edition of Full Plate Thursday! I love Thanksgiving with all the wonderful food and fellowship. We have some really great features today that are very special from our last weeks party, be sure and check them out they have awesome ideas and recipes. I am looking forward to see all of you today and letting you know how special it is to have you gather around this table every Thursday! You are a very special part of my week and through all these almost seven years you have grown very dear to my heart and I am grateful for each one of you!

Crunchy Orange Fluff Salad

My husband loves Mandarin Oranges and we love a Fluff Salad, it is a natural combination for our family. This recipe is a little different from the usual Fluff Salad, it is actually crunchy and yet still has all those ingredients of a comforting salad that we all enjoy. This salad is a great side dish for any occasion and some folks (that includes me) even like it for dessert.

Whats For Dinner Next Week 11-19-17

Our cottage is all a buzz with thanksgiving company starting to arrive today, we are so excited! In making our meal plan this week, I will be making some of our house guest favorites that they have requested, plus a great Thanksgiving Buffet! It is at times like this that I am so happy to have my meals planned out, the shopping all done and as much prep work done as possible. This allows me to be able to spend more quality time with our guest. When We Sit At Our Thanksgiving Table Please Know That I Count Each Of You Among My Many Blessings May God Bless You Abundantly

Full Plate Thursday #354

I am so excited to see you here today, what an awesome party we are going to have! Be sure and stop by the featured blogs they have some great post to share with you. I know that many of you are starting to gear up for Thanksgiving Day and next week will be very busy. Next Week's Party To Honor Your Time With Your Family Full Plate Thursday Will Post On Tuesday November 21, 2017 Link Will Be Live at 8:00 a.m. CST This will allow us to have our party before your parties get started, I hope this helps you with your busy week! Now Lets Eat!!

Pear Crisp With Walnut Crumble

Pears are one of our favorite fruits and we love to use them in as many recipes as we can while they are in season. This recipe is a classic crisp with a fabulous walnut crumble on top. The walnuts in the crumble and the pears are a perfect paring making this crisp one that will have your family and friends coming back for seconds. Here at the cottage we serve it with a nice dip of ice cream on top, but it is great just served warm with no garnish.

Roasted Turkey

We love turkey here at the cottage, and there are so many good recipes for turkey. We have had baked turkey, fried turkey, and smoked turkey, but our favorite is a very simple Roasted Turkey. I have been roasting turkey's for family dinners, church dinners, and other events for well over, ( to many years to mention). Our turkeys are always beautiful and very moist with the distinct flavor of the turkey. When the turkey comes to the table the true celebration can begin, and always invites a gratitude of fellowship that comes with sharing a meal with loved ones.

Whats For Dinner Next Week 11-12-17

It is officially cold outside, summer has definitely left us. We are almost finished with our home projects so I will have full use of my kitchen back very soon. It is good to come to this time of the year when I just sit with my cup of tea and enjoy making my meal plans for the next week. Max just sits right by me and I don't think he really cares what we have to eat next week, as long as he has a little nibble from time to time. A blogger friend ask me, how do you plan anything but Turkey and Dressing for November, I laughed and said well we have to eat between now and thanksgiving day.

Full Plate Thursday #353

We are so happy to see you today here at Full Plate Thursday. We had so many inspiring post last week for fall and Thanksgiving, delicious recipes and beautiful tables to put them on. Be sure and stop by these great blogs and get some new recipes and ideas for your Thanksgiving table.  Every week I look forward to seeing your outstanding post and I can hardly wait to see what you will be sharing today!

Southern Sweet Potato & Sausage Stew

We are sweet potato lovers here at the cottage, and we grow them in our garden each year. I remember my Grandmother making a stew from the Sweet Potatoes and it was always delicious.  Our Southern Sweet Potato & Sausage Stew is a recipe that features some of our great garden vegetables with a spicy flavor of sausage. This is a hearty stew that will have family and friends coming back for just one more bowl full of this goodness.

November Food and Recipe Basket

Whats In Season and How Can I Use It November is such a great time to use wonderful garden vegetables that are in season. Of course one of the first is Pumpkin then one of my favorites Sweet Potatoes. Thanksgiving is our big holiday this month and a food lovers holiday! We see pumpkins just about everywhere we go, they are in the markets, pumpkin patches, and front porches. I use them for decoration, but mostly love them in a delicious recipe on my table. Sweet Potatoes are one of the farmers crops here in our area and we see Sweet Potatoes in the farm stands, back of pick trucks, and in our very own gardens. November is a great food month to enjoy!

Whats For Dinner Next Week 11-5-17

November is sure here with very cold temperatures, making us want to seek out recipes that warm up our cottage and let us feel comfort. We have been involved in a couple of home improvement projects that we are trying to finish before the holidays, so I want my kitchen time this week to be simple and delicious recipes. This is really one of the advantages to having a meal plan, I won't have to take the time to "wonder" Whats For Dinner Next Week.

Full Plate Thursday #352

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday & The First Day Of November!  November is a great month for food with the Thanksgiving Feast Tables loaded with some of the best food in the land. Turkey and Dressing is one of my favorites and I love all the side dishes and desserts that go along with it.We always see the most beautiful table settings around the holidays to be sure.  I can hardly wait to see your awesome post in the next few weeks as we lead up to this great holiday! Lets get this party started and get all your delicious food on this table and thanks so much for coming today!