Saturday, October 20, 2018

Whats For Dinner Next Week,10-21-18

I am sitting by the fire today to stay warm and cozy while I work on this weeks meal plan. Winter has definitely arrived here at the cottage plus we have had historical rain fall for this time of the year. I have been busy making sure that my pantry, and freezer inventory is in order. Our cold bins for root vegetables are full going into the winter months and that is great, lots of home grown sweet potatoes, white potatoes and onions. I will be doing some baking and enjoy baking in the oven this time of the year, it makes the house smell so good and just give a cozy and homey feel to the cottage.

Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-21-18 at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Full Plate Thursday, 402

Winter has arrived at the cottage, it was actually 42 degrees and rain this morning. Sounds like a real cozy day for a pot of stew, soup or a great chili, yum! We had a great party last week and you can sure tell that fall is in the air and we are all getting ready for the fun holiday parties coming up.  I have talked to a couple of you this past week and know that you are bringing some really special dishes today, we can't wait to see all the delicious recipes, beautiful decor, and just great blog reading!

Full Plate Thursday, 402 at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Chicken Salad with Fall Salsa

We often times enjoy a lovely salad for lunch or a light dinner. I try to keep some ingredients on hand that I can make one of these salads in just a few minutes as most of the time when I have a salad like this it is a very busy day. I like to keep salad greens and chopped vegetables and fruit on hand in the refrigerator ready to go into a great salad. Another thing we keep on hand is poached chicken breast that we can slice or dice to use in a salad, casserole or soup. These things make putting a great meal on the table in a hurry a lot easier. This is one of the awesome Chicken Salads that I made recently and used one of my new Fall Salsa's to top it off. It is delicious and I sure hope you enjoy it!

Chicken Salad With Fall Salsa at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, October 15, 2018

Fall Salsa

We love a great salsa here at the cottage and this Fall Salsa is so versatile and delicious that I actually keep some on hand in the refrigerator and have used it in so many different ways. This salsa is a blend of fall fruit and a flavorful dressing that make it a real hit!

Fall Salsa at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Whats For Dinner Next Week,10-14-18

When I started the meal plan for this week, I immediately thought of some comfort food. It was a really rough week last week with the horrible storms hitting our Gulf Coast and leaving such devastation. While in the military we had lived in that area at one time,then later having family members stationed in the area as well.Our hearts just broken when we saw so many of the places we loved gone forever. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all the folks on the coast as they begin to re-build their life.

Whats For Dinner Next Week at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Full Plate Thursday, 401

Hello everyone and welcome to Full Plate Thursday! I sure am glad to see you today, it is a beautiful time to take a drive in the country and enjoy some fantastic fall food. We had a great party last week and have some delicious post from that party. I sure hope that you will visit some of these awesome bloggers and say hello. I know that you are bringing some fabulous recipes to share with us today and we can't wait to try some of them!

Late Addition To This Post

Hurricane Michael is about to make land fall in and around Mexican Beach, Tyndell AFB, and Panama City Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who will be affected by this historical storm.
God Hold You In His Mighty Arms and Be With You

Full Plate Thursday, 401 at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

When the pumpkins start showing up at the Farmers Markets I know it's time to get all the pumpkin recipes out and get to cooking. This year I decided to make a new pumpkin cookie, just a real simple soft sugar cookie that is filled with a pumpkin spice and flavor and then cover with a flavored sugar. It really doesn't get much better than this, and I already know that I can't eat just one of these cookies!

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Monday, October 8, 2018

Southern Natchitoches Cajun Casserole

If you have ever been to Natchitoches, Louisiana or heard of it you know that they are famous for their delicious meat pies. Every year the community has a festival that surrounds their little meat pie that originated when the French settled in their area in 1714. The filling that goes into these little pies is simply delicious and our family loves the Natchitoches Meat Pies. We recently had a family gathering and some of the folks wanted the pies and I just did not have time to make that many little pies, so I developed the Natchitoches Cajun Casserole, everyone loved the casserole and it is sure easier and quicker to make than all those little pies. In addition I found that it freezes really well and can be made up ahead of time, lots of great recipe features!

Southern Natchitoches Cajun Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 10-7-18

We have had a very special week here at the cottage. Our youngest son was able to come and spend some time with us and we got to celebrate his birthday while he was here. These are special times for us as he lives across country from us. We will be planning some awesome meals for this coming week, fall has really arrived and the air is starting to be a little crisp in the mornings. It is nice to include the fall recipes and vegetables in the meal plan again.

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 10-7-18 At Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Full Plate Thursday ,400

I am so excited to see you today for our Number 400th posting of Full Plate Thursday. Wow that is a lot of plates filled through the years, and many thanks to each of you who show up faithfully with your amazing creations to help make this linky party a success, without you it would just be an empty plate! Today we have some very special features from last week's party that I hope you will visit and get to know these great bloggers! I can't wait to see what you are bringing today so lets get the party started!

Full Plate Thursday, 400 at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Vintage Apple Cobbler

My Aunt Ann wrote that when my Grandmother finally gave her this recipe, it used terms like stoke up the fire in the wood stove and use the fresh milk from this morning's milking. Be sure and use the fresh apples from this years harvest and be sure and set the peelings aside for the preserves and jelly. Well certainly some of our methods have changed but the basics of this recipe are the same. I can still picture my Grandmother taking out a fresh baked cobbler from the old wood stove that sat at the back of her kitchen and the smell of that cobbler, oh my goodness I would sure love a serving of that cobbler, so lets just make it!


Vintage Apple Cobbler at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, October 1, 2018

Slow Cooker Mustard Pork Roast With Sauerkraut

Our Slow Cooker Mustard Pork Roast With Sauerkraut is a perfect recipe to serve for a big game day, a Sunday dinner or a weeknight family supper. This is a very flavorful recipe that will have you coming back for seconds. The pork just falls apart and is so tender and juicy that no more than a fork is needed. The seasons for this recipe gives it a very special flavor and is perfect for any gathering.

Slow Cooker Mustard Pork Roast With Sauerkraut at Miz Helen's Country Cottage