Showing posts from November, 2023

Full Plate Thursday, 670

  Welcome to our last party of November and our Top Ten Features from last weeks party! I sure hope all of you had a great thanksgiving. We are all getting ready to move on into December with all the amazing festivities of the season. I get so excited about Christmas from the decorating to the traditional foods of the season. I am so excited to see you today at the party. Thanks so much for sharing with us, it is all of you amazing bloggers that make this party so special! Come on in and enjoy, we have saved a place at the table for you!

6th Annual Holiday Cookie Recipe Exchange

  I am so excited to welcome you to the 6th Annual Holiday Cookie Recipe Exchange Linky Party for 2023! I have enjoyed so many of your cookie recipes from the first 5 parties and I really treasure them. As I am making your recipes it reminds me of you and the special friendship that we enjoy in this very special blogging community. At the end of the party, we will have all shared with each other a memory and a part of ourselves that truly is a lasting gift. Thanks so much for sharing your cookie recipes with us, we cherish your cookie recipes and YOU!  I Can't Wait To Try Your Cookie Recipes, Lets Get Started!

Our Most Popular Holiday Brunch Recipes

  When the holidays come our family and friends will be gathering and sharing meals together. One of the favorite meal times we share is Brunch and I love to make a brunch casserole that can serve a lot of people and allow me to enjoy spending less time in the kitchen. This is a collection of  Brunch Casseroles that our family and friends really enjoy and I hope that you will enjoy them to.

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 11-26-23

We had an amazing Thanksgiving with so much good food. Making a meal plan after a big feast is somewhat a challenge, but we will all get hungry again. We are really having some cold weather as we are outdoors trying to finish up the outdoor Christmas decorations here at the cottage. I will be working on all the inside decorations this week, so I will try and keep the meal plans simple and filled with comfort and some of that left over turkey!

Full Plate Thursday, 669 Thanksgiving Edition

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, 669 Thanksgiving Edition! I am so happy to see you today especially if you are hosting Thanksgiving in your home, I know that you are busy. We are having our special edition early so that all of you will have a chance to participate either before or after the big feast. I am so grateful to each and everyone of you who come here to our wonderful blogging community every week, you are very special to me. When I sit down at the Thanksgiving table I will be counting all of you among my many blessings. Wishing you and your family a bountiful Thanksgiving!

Slow Cooker Cranberry BBQ Pulled Chicken

Slow Cooker Cranberry BBQ Pulled Chicken is a perfect slow cooker recipe for holiday's, big game day's and family gatherings. This recipe is so easy and it is packed with flavor. We like to make sandwiches or if you want to pair it down, sliders are great. We like to serve it with our  Old Fashioned Coleslaw  and some extra cranberry sauce. A plus to the recipe it freezes well for up to 3 months.

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 11-19-23

Thanksgiving week is so exciting here at the cottage. I love planning the wonderful food that we will have for the feast. I have been stocking up the pantry and freezer for a few weeks now, just to make sure that we will have everything we need for the big day. I will start cooking early in the week and get as much prepared before the big day, so that I have more time to spend with friends and family.

Full Plate Thursday, 668

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, 668 we are so happy to see you here today. Come on in and find your place at the table, we are so excited to see what you will be sharing at the party today. We had a great party last week with so many wonderful post and some of those are featured today, I sure hope you enjoy them! We have a couple of very important announcements today that you do not want to miss!

Our Most Popular Thanksgiving Sides and Salads

  Thanksgiving is a very special time to gather friends and family around the table and enjoy good food and fellowship. Through the years the readers of this blog have some favorite sides and salads that are the most popular for Thanksgiving. Most of these recipes are classic recipes that can be found on many a family table in this season. Some of the recipes may be new to you but have become favorites of our readers. It is my pleasure to present these to you today and I know that more than one of these recipes will sure be on my table this year.

Fall and Winter Garden

We planted our fall and winter garden in late September. We had a very dry summer, but we did start to get some rain in mid September and decided to go ahead and plant. We had plants growing so it was a matter of getting them in the ground. We had already worked and fertilized our ground so it was all ready to go. We  are looking at a great winter garden now so we are very happy we went ahead and planted.

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 11-12-23

  A perfect day to write a meal plan for a cold rainy fall week ahead. I am all cozy next to the fire with my recipes all over the table, they all look so good. It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away, next week we will be publishing our Thanksgiving Feast. I am hoping to go to a winter farmers market this weekend to pick up some root vegetables that we will be using this fall and winter. I just put another log on the fire, so lets get busy with this meal plan while I have some inspiration.

Full Plate Thursday, 667

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, 667 and all the wonderful food at the party! We sure had a great party last week and we have some great features that I sure hope you enjoy! We are having beautiful fall weather here in our part of the world. I was out taking some photo's of our fall and winter garden this afternoon. The fall colors are just beautiful right now. Just like our fall food, with the wonderful warm colors of fall. Thanks so much for joining us for the party today, you are very special to us and we have saved you a seat at the table!

Apple Nut Chicken Salad

Our Apple Nut Chicken Salad is a great fall and winter chicken salad recipe. This is a great chicken salad for any season, and perfect  for the fall and winter season. I have served this chicken salad for luncheons, and taken it to many a covered dish event. Several folks have asked for the recipe, so I decided to share it with all of you. The chicken salad is delicious and has a perfect balance of fall and winter seasons. It can be served on a lettuce leaf, or a tea sandwich. It is a winner every time.

Scalloped Corn Casserole

  Our scalloped corn casserole recipe has been in our family for a very long time. When we would have a family gathering for a holiday meal or a very special celebration meal, someone would always bring the scalloped corn casserole. This is a very easy recipe to make and has just the right amount of season to make it a casserole for all the folks. It is always a hit for our gatherings and one of the all time favorites.

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 11-5-23

Hello everyone and welcome to November. This is a great time of the year for meal plans, with the big feast coming up on Thanksgiving Day. We have officially had our first freeze for the season this week. We were working hard for a couple of days, getting outdoor plumbing and fragile plants protected. I recently did a current inventory of my food bins in the barn and my freezer. This really helps me to know what I have on hand so that I don't over-buy at the super market. Products are so expensive at the market, we have to be budget conscious. Join me in a cup of hot cider while we make this meal plan for next week.

Full Plate Thursday, 665

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, 665 and November! The month for friendsgiving, delicious food, and fellowship with friends and family. We had a fantastic party last week which gives us the opportunity to enjoy some amazing features this week, that I sure hope you enjoy. Here at the cottage we had our first freeze this week, so we were very busy winterizing our plants and outdoor water functions. I can't wait to see what you will be bringing to the party today, I always look forward to your visits and we are saving a seat for you at our table!

November Food and Recipe Basket: 2023

  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!