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Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps

I just love lettuce wraps and this Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps is one of my favorites. The use of the chicken in the recipe gives it just a little lighter calorie count. The recipe has all the seasons of a great taco just without the tortilla. This makes a great wrap and chopped up together makes a fantastic taco salad. Either way you have this recipe it will keep you coming back over and over. This is one of my favorite go to lunches. I keep some of the chicken taco mix in the freezer in individual serving bags, so it is a grab n go any time!


Miz Helen's Slow Cooker Brisket

This is one of my favorite Slow Cooker Brisket recipes. The flavors in this recipe are delicious and allows you to use the brisket in several different ways.The brisket is perfect for street tacos, or just sliced and served with sides. For this post we are serving brisket on a bun with Cole slaw and topped with the onions from the brisket pot. Serving on the side Marinated Veggie Salad and Grilled Corn with Dill Butter, what a delicious meal!


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 4-28-19

I just got a cup of tea and settled in on the screen porch to make my meal plan for the week. It is raining, not hard but just a nice slow spring rain, it is really cozy sitting on the screen porch when it is a nice slow rain. I am looking at the garden plot that is ready to plant and we can't get a break in the rain so we can get it planted for this year, maybe soon. We will be enjoying some Tex Mex recipes this week leading up to the Cinco de Mayo weekend.  I checked on my pantry and freezer inventories earlier and I do have some fresh spring greens growing in garden tubs, now we are ready to get started.


Full Plate Thursday,429

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday and our Top Ten Week! On The last Thursday of the month we always feature our Top Ten Post from the week before and this is that week already! We are having a great week here at the cottage, enjoying a slower pace after the holiday rush. We are actually able to be outdoors and to spend some quality time on the screen porch. Come on in and have a nice cup of tea we are on the screen porch today and I can't wait to see what you will  be sharing with us today!


Salsa Chicken Skillet

Salsa Chicken Skillet is one of those recipes that goes together in no time and your family can be enjoying the meal on a very busy day. The chicken has a very special rub that gives it lots of Tex Mex flavors. After cooking, it simmers with some salsa and cheese, to top off a great recipe. Just add some lime and cilantro with a sliced avocado and this is a plate full of goodness. I have added one of my favorite rice casserole recipes to the meal that really compliments the chicken.


Green Pea and Ham Couscous Salad

This is a great recipe to use up some left over ham and enjoy some green peas and couscous. Our Green Pea and Ham Couscous Salad is perfect for a luncheon, covered dish event or a family get together. The salad is really better if you make it ahead of time and let it sit overnight if possible or as long as you can before serving. The combination of flavor in this salad makes it very special and one that your guest will ask for over and over. We love this salad here at the cottage and through the years it has become one of those go to recipes.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 4-21-19

Hope that all of you are having a wonderful Passover and Easter weekend with lots of good food and fellowship. When I think about making this meal plan I want to use some of the left overs from the weekend, sometimes the left overs are the best. I am looking forward to a very restful week after being so busy getting ready for the holiday's. I am headed out to the gardens to see what veggie I might be able to use this next week in the meal plan.


Full Plate Thursday,428

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday and a very busy week with Pass Over and Easter. We are very busy here at the cottage getting ready for all the festivities. We sure had some fantastic recipes and decor post last week that I hope will help you with your holiday plans. I am very excited for the party today and want to thank you so much for coming by to enjoy it with us. The Party Links are open nowso go ahead and link up your favorite recipes, table decors and food related articles, I can't wait to see what you are sharing today!


Mini Fruit Tarts

These are very special Mini Fruit Tarts that can come to any party. They will be great for a dessert buffet,a shower, a special luncheon or just a fun night for the family. A perfect one or two bites and they are so easy to make. The crisp little tart shell is filled with a very creamy filling and topped with delicious fresh fruit. They do come with a warning, just slightly additive, we usually can't stop with just one or two, they are just so good!


Sausage and Biscuits Breakfast Casserole With Pepper Gravy

There is nothing like sausage, biscuits and gravy for a very southern breakfast. This casserole has all those wonderful elements rolled into one casserole that is absolutely delicious, then we drizzle Pepper Gravy over the serving to top off the flavor. This is like sitting down to Grandma's table with everything in one nice baking dish. A breakfast casserole is always a great way to feed a large group for breakfast or brunch. We will be serving this casserole next weekend to a large group and I know they will love it.


Whats For Dinner Next Week,Plus Easter

We are getting the cottage ready for the Easter weekend with all the special feast and events of the season. Easter Egg hunts, with the bunnies hopping all around to the Easter Dinner that we always look forward to. We usually have around 20 to 25 on Easter and this year that number is greatly diminished. It is a really busy time of the year for family that live so far away. I am including the Easter Dinner Plan with this meal plan so that we can all get our marketing done and know exactly what we will be having over the big weekend. There will be some desserts and dishes that can be made ahead of time and that will really help with the meal preparation and we can achieve that by simply making  a meal plan, which I hope you will be doing along with me.


Full Plate Thursday,427

We are so happy to welcome you to Full Plate Thursday, where the greatest cooks on the planet gather on Thursday's to celebrate food and great recipes. You brought some really great spring dishes last week that everyone really enjoyed and they are featured here today. I encourage you to stop by these great blogs to check out the recipes and say hello. I can't wait to see what you will be bringing to the party today, so come on in and make yourself at home!


Marinated Veggie Salad

Our Marinated Veggie Salad is a fantastic salad recipe that is limited only by your imagination. I love to keep some of this salad in the refrigerator during a busy week, Just take some from the jar, spread it on some greens, add a little feta and it is a delicious salad. The jar of marinated veggies will easily go into any picnic basket to give you a great side for the special picnic. This will also be a great bowl of salad for a covered dish, or a side dish for a family dinner. This is a great make ahead recipe that you will want to use over and over. We love this recipe and you can find it in my refrigerator most of the spring and summer for sure.


Egg Nest Cupcakes

Egg Nest Cupcakes can be a very special little treat for any Easter function, brunch, lunch or a special Easter Egg Hunt. These are very simple but delicious cupcakes with a delicious buttercream frosting. We are topping them with some toasted coconut and having fun hiding little candy Easter eggs in the coconut. The kids will have fun helping you decorate the cupcakes and they are so good! A really good thing about these cupcakes, they can be frozen until time to use, a great make ahead treat!


Whats For Dinner Next Week,4-7-19

It has been a rough week here in our little community, there has been this awful virus going around and it came to the cottage. For the first time in 8 years I wondered if I would be able to make the meal plan for publication this week, but here I am at the last possible minute giving it a try. I know that many of you really look forward to the meal plan each week for inspiration and I will always go the extra mile for all of you!


Full Plate Thursday,426

My goodness it is April already and I am so excited that spring is finally here and so are you! Come on in we are all on the screen porch today and it is so nice to be able to set up our tables and have our party on the porch. I can't wait to see the wonderful food that you will be bringing to the party today. We have some great blogs that we have featured today and hope you will be able to visit them and say hello. Hope you enjoy the party today and we look forward to spending time with you!


Slow Cooker Confetti Potatoes

Our Slow Cooker Confetti Potatoes will  be a great side dish for any occasion and so easy to put together. This potato dish has great flavor from a combination of seasons and vegetables. We are adding some special cheese and little bacon bits to top it all off.  These Confetti Potatoes will be a great hit at any covered dish gathering. Our crew here at the cottage just loves this recipe and I am hoping that all of you will enjoy this pure comfort recipe.


Chocolate Lemon Bites

These Chocolate Lemon Bites are just perfect for an afternoon tea with a friend. Rich little bites of lemon and chocolate for a perfect size little treat. Several little pieces of white chocolate in every bite with a hint of lemon plus the size of our Chocolate Lemon Bites will let you have more than one. What a great way to enjoy a special day with a very delicious little treat!