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Full Plate Thursday # 369

Happy March!
Welcome to our first party of March, I am so excited that Spring is just around the corner. Our trees are starting to have tiny little buds and some of the bulb flowers are starting to pop their head above the ground. We will be celebrating the Irish this month, one of our family favorites. We have some really great features from last week, be sure and stop by to check out these great blogs. I am so happy you came to join us today and I can't wait to see what you are sharing with us!


Double Chocolate Pretzel Brownies

I am making a big pan of these Double Chocolate Pretzel Brownies for my Tuesday Night Ladies. I teach a small group Bible Study in my home on Tuesday night and I wanted to make a really special treat for the ladies as we begin to dig deep in our study. These brownies are full of awesome sweet double chocolate crumb with a salty crunchy bottom and top, a great sweet and salty treat. After all don't you think that brownies make everything better?



The Tuna Casserole

If you were invited to my Grandmothers on a Friday for "supper" there would be no question that she would be serving "The Tuna Casserole". Often times when my kids were in school and they would invite friends on a Friday, they would ask "What's For Dinner" and I would usually say "The Tuna Casserole". My daughter called on a Friday last week and said can I come for dinner, are you making "The Tuna Casserole"? And so it goes, anytime our family talks about this recipe it is called The Tuna Casserole, so here it is gang, I finally wrote it down, enjoy!



Whats For Dinner Next Week 2-25-18

As I start this meal plan today, I am grateful that I don't have to put on my rain boots and go to the barn and take inventory. It is pouring rain here which we are very grateful for, so I am going to use the inventories that I took last week. I am all cozy and thinking of cozy comfort food that I can put on this meal plan for the week.



Full Plate Thursday # 368

Welcome To Our Top Ten Features Week at Full Plate Thursday! When I looked at the calendar for this weeks party I couldn't believe that it was the last Thursday of the month, my goodness this month has gone by fast. Come on in the cottage out of the rain which is pouring down here and we are grateful for it. We have the table all ready for all the awesome dishes that you will be sharing today, so lets get this party started!




Garden Planning and Planting

A great garden harvest starts very early in January and that plan should be into action by February. I start planning my garden's  early in January when we can only dream about spring and warm weather. When the plan is set, it goes on paper in my Garden Journal.  I am always excited about making the garden plan and then planting the little seeds that will produce such wonderful vegetables.

If You Want This Kind Of Production  At Harvest Time Start Now!


Pressure Cooker Southern Split Pea and Ham Soup

I always save some of the Baked Country Ham for this soup. The flavor of this soup when cooked in the pressure cooker is fantastic. Making the Split Pea Soup in the pressure cooker makes a very smooth soup. The peas dissolve into a puree, without putting it into a blender and no soaking the peas the night before. This is a Southern Split Pea and Ham Soup that has been passed down in our family and adapted to the pressure cooker.


Whats For Dinner Next Week 2-18-18

I like to keep a current inventory of my cold bins, pantry and freezer, it really helps when planning my weekly meals and making the marketing list.   I went out to the barn earlier this morning to check out my root vegetable inventory, we keep our fall harvest vegetables in cold bins through the winter. I can tell that spring will soon be here because I am starting to run out of some items. I sure am glad that you stopped to have tea with me while we work on this meal plan, its always fun to be in the kitchen with a friend.



Full Plate Thursday # 367

Happy Valentine Day
Its nice to think about a nice warm fire with a cozy dinner table waiting for us, on this very cold Valentine Day. Come on in and find a place at the table we are going to have some fabulous dishes to share today. Be sure and check out the features from last week and stop by those awesome bloggers to say hello. It is always good to see you here and thanks so much for coming to share with us today!


Mini Heirloom Tomato & Rice Salad

We grow our own heirloom tomatoes in the summer garden, and fortunately our local market carries them the year round. This is a salad mix that works so well with fish and chicken dishes. It is a very versatile recipe that I sometimes use the base of the tomato mix as a Bruschetta topper. This mix has the best flavor and can even be served as a stand alone tomato salad. I love this recipe and hope you enjoy it!



Lemon Caper Salmon

We live a long way from a stream where wild Salmon are running and wild Salmon are the catch of the day. Most of the Salmon we have is frozen and occasionally we will have fresh Salmon, but it is very expensive. The Salmon that I am using for this recipe today was frozen wild Salmon. I love this recipe with a great marinade of lemons and caper's that goes on top of the fillets to make this flavorful fish. This is a very simple, healthy recipe and for us a very special meal.



Whats For Dinner Next Week 2-11-18

Making meal plans for holidays are always fun and this week we are planning for Valentine Day. If the day falls on a week night, then I ask my husband what he would like and then I try to make it special. If the day falls on the weekend, then I know that we will be going out to dinner. As I look out over the pasture this morning it is solid white and really beautiful, with the heavy frost covering everything, it is very cold here, so I am thinking of food that warms the tummy and the soul. Oh my lets get this meal plan started, I could chat all morning.



Full Plate Thursday #366

Valentine day is coming up next week and we have some awesome Valentine post that are featured today and I know some of you are bringing some delicious dishes for a special celebration with your special person or person's. Be sure and stop by the featured blogs and leave them  a comment, they will love it!  I always look forward to all the fantastic post that you bring every week to share with all of us, YOU really make this a very special party!



Peanut Butter Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

When I was making my baking bucket list for this month, these Peanut Butter Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle was at the top of the list. I love a classic Peanut Butter cookie and keep some in the freezer so that we always have an extra dozen. This recipe is a classic cookie with a special white chocolate drizzle that really makes it delicious. Either plain or with the drizzle, these are great cookies!


Pressure Cooker Sauerbraten

When we had family living in Germany we were able to visit several times for extended time frames. One of the many foods I really enjoyed was Sauerbraten, which is a roast that has been marinated for 3 or 4 days in wine and vinegar. This recipe takes less than 2 hours from beginning to going on the table and the flavor is just as good. Cooking it in the pressure cooker is truly one of the best recipes that I have tried for Sauerbraten. The pressure cooker allows all those spices to be locked into the beef and it is so tender it falls apart.


Whats For Dinner Next Week 2-4-18

Happy February

The love month has arrived and it is the big game weekend for all of our football fans. None of our teams made it to the big bowl this year, but we enjoy the fellowship and all the great food that we will have on our meal plan. We have actually had a couple of warm days so we have been able to get out in the garden and plant the onions. I love it when we can get back in the garden to do a little planting. Meal Planning will be fun this week as we have a couple of events to look forward to.