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Old Fashioned One Pot Goulash

Old Fashioned One Pot Goulash is one of our families ultimate comfort foods. I am sure that many of you have a family recipe for Goulash and this is ours. I am not sure of the family origin, I just know that both sides of our family made a similar Goulash. My husband and a couple of our kids will tell you their favorite comfort food is this Goulash. When our kids were in school this was our go to meal for real busy days or just pure comfort food. This recipe is very easy to put together in one pot and takes no time to have it on the table.


Whats For Dinner Next Week,8-18-19

Planning a menu this time of the year is transitional here at the cottage. We are not yet ready to let summer go and yet we see nature starting to transition into the next season. The kids are all in school and the families are busy filling up those school calendars. We are looking forward to some more visitors before the summer of 2019 is over. It is very important to make some great meal plans to take advantage of the summer that we will still be able to enjoy!


Full Plate Thursday,445

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday where food lovers have been gathering for this party for the last 9 years! We are so glad to have you join us today and we can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us for this weeks party. We have some great features and hope you will take the time to visit these talented bloggers and say hello! Please stay hydrated in this August heat and stay cool! We have herb water, lemonade, and southern sweet tea for you today, so grab a beverage and a spot under the fan, relax and enjoy the party!


Tropical Lime Freeze Pie

My Tropical Lime Freeze Pie is "that" pie sitting in the freezer just waiting for that unexpected guest or for a dessert on a busy day. This is a perfect dessert on a very hot day, it will really cool you down in a very sweet way!  This pie is very easy to put together and the recipe makes two pies for you to have in your freezer. Our family loves tropical flavors so this is a big hit with our group.


Slow Cooker Southern Black Eyed Peas and Rice

When I was shelling the black eyed peas for this recipe the other day, I remember learning how to shell peas with my Grandmother, Mother and Aunts. We would all sit in a circle on the porch with a "mess of peas" on a clean tea-towel with a bowl for the peas and the hulls went into another bag. The peas would be washed and used in a canning process for use during the winter months and the hulls would be composted to be turned into fertilizer, not a thing was wasted. The extra peas for the day would be prepared for "dinner" (mid-day meal) or"supper" evening meal. One of the benefits of the pea shelling circle was the fellowship that everyone enjoyed while shelling the peas. I remember the stories that would be told and the laughter and sometimes even tears. I treasure those memories and reflect sometimes that families might just be better in some ways if we could all just sit for a bit and shell peas together.


Whats For Dinner Next Week,8-11-19

The fans and the air conditioning are running and we are sipping ice cold herb water to stay hydrated in these hot temperatures. We are planning the meal plan this week with the idea that we are beginning to see the last of our summer vegetables. Along about this time some of our garden vegetables just burn up in the heat, but we can still get some things at our Farmers Market where most of the vegetables are brought in from the valley. Right now we are getting some Pecos Canteloupe which are the sweetest and best of any. Our schools are in full schedule now so we will be keeping that school schedule in mind for our meal plan.


Full Plate Thursday, 444

Hello everyone, August has certainly arrived with triple digit temperatures, which leaves us looking for cool drinks and a slower pace just to stay cool. We have some great features that will help keep you and your kitchen cool for this time of the year, along with some great post for canning, back to school lunch options and a very special salute to a great military family. Be sure and stop by these very talented blogger's to say hello. Thanks so much for stopping by to enjoy the party with us today, I always look forward to seeing you on Thursday!


Pickled Peppers

We love to preserve the bounty of our summer garden. These pickled peppers are a very special treat that will be used to accent a sandwich, and top many a grilled steak, chop or chicken. These little Pickled Peppers are a great addition to any plate. This recipe is so easy to make and before to much time you will have a beautiful jar of pickled peppers that you can enjoy. These beautiful jars of peppers will be a great gift to give to friends and family.


Garden Pasta Skillet

When I come in from the garden with a basket full of vegetables, I can't resist putting together a delicious meal for my family. This is a natural blend of flavors  and it takes no time to have it on the table for the family. A very healthy skillet full of goodness that we just love and enjoy this recipe over and over. We use this as a entree`, but could be used as a side dish as well, it is a very versatile recipe that you can easily make your own. This recipe is a perfect garden to table!


Whats For Dinner Next Week,8-4-19

Happy August, it is here already! Some of the schools have already started their sports programs and academic programs are starting next week here in our area. Meal Plans become even more important for our back to school families, because it gets to be a very busy time. I can remember when school started after Labor Day and by this time of the summer folks were planning their last minute get aways before school started. August gets really hot and very humid here in our area so I am looking for some cool cooking on the Meal Plan here at the cottage.