Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Full Plate Thursday 1-12-12

It's Our One Year Anniversary Party!

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday One Year Anniversary Party! Today this is Post number 54 for Full Plate Thursday, I am so excited that we did not miss one single week in our first year. Some of you here today were here for the very first post and others may be here for the very first time, and you are all so special to me. I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am that you show up every week to enjoy the great food and fellowship that has developed here at The Country Cottage. We have some of the greatest cooks on the planet that come here and bring their incredible food to share. You have given me so much this year, we have laughed together, cried together, and formed wonderful friendships. Each week I have visited your blogs and left you a little comment and from that I have come to know and love you.Thank you so much for being a part of our journey that leads us to sharing a table with others for just a moment in time and touch each others life. You have brought much joy to my life, and I thank you!

As A Small Anniversary Gift I Am Offering One Lucky Person
$50 Gift Certificate To Amazon
If You Have Linked A Recipe To This Post
And
If You Are A Follower
And
If You Liked Me On Face Book
And
If You Get The Most Page Views On Your Link
Then
You Will Be The Winner!
The Winner Will Be Announced On Full Plate Thursday January 19, 2012

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast
Quiche with Hashbrown Crust  at Joyful Homemaking
Fruit In Frost  at Everyday Mom's Meals
Morning Snack
Dr. Oz Green Juice  at The Mediterranean Diet
Lunch
Au Bistro Salade Frisee  at The French Table
Potage Parmentie French Leek Potato Soup  at My Carolina Kitchen
Happy Birthday Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream  at The Tasty Alternative
Afternoon Snack
Sober Sangria  at Aunt Nubby's Kitchen
Dinner
Cider Sauced Stuffed Pork Chops  at Once A Month Mom
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes  at Sensitive Economist
Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake  at The Foodie Entourage

If You Helped Me Fill My Plate Today Please Take The Red Plate Home

Full Plate Thursday Background Story

When we were young and just starting out in life sometimes we did not have a lot of money. Most of our friends were having to stretch the dollars at the end of the month just like us. My girlfriends and I decided that we would pool our food for some of the evening meals right before payday... the last week of the month. I have some of the fondest memories from those days. We would all bring our food together and we had some great food and great fellowship. We would get the food on the table and everything ready, someone would bless the food and then the hostess would say "come fill your plate".
I have just a few suggestions before you leave your dish and fill your plate.
  • Link directly to YOUR RECIPE  and not to your web page.  
  • Scroll down to the button that says "click here to enter"
  • You will be asked to give your URL ( which will be your direct link to your post), the name of your recipe, and your email which we will not be able to see.
  • Then you will be asked to select a thumbnail from your post that will be uploaded to your entry.
  • Please include a link back to Full Plate Thursday, somewhere on your post. We will give you a gentle reminder if you forget...
  • Please leave me a comment before you leave the page and let me know that you are here, I want to be a good hostess.
  • Don't forget to visit with all the others, after all that is part of the fellowship that makes it so much fun, in addition to all the good food of course...
  • Grab The Full Plate Button if you like and take it home with you.
  • Now God Bless you and your food and everyone fill your plate!
Thank You So Much For Coming Today and Come Back Soon!

66 comments:

  1. Heartiest Congratulations, Miz Helen!This is a spectacular milestone you've reached and wish for many more such to come for you:)You must be really happy today - so soak in all the fun!Have a great day dear!

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  2. Miz Helen, Congratulations on your one year anniversary of Full Plate Thursday!! I certainly enjoy visiting every week & think you're the BEST hostess. Enjoy your day. xoxox

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  3. Congratulations on one year of partying, Miz Helen, and thanks for letting me be a part of it. I especially appreciate the time and energy it takes to respond to all of the contributors every week. Now THAT is Texas hospitality! :)

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  4. Congratulations for a whole year of Full Plate Thursday! That is an awesome accomplishment, especially with all the time I know it must take to do it so well! I have shared Potato Soup this week. Thank you for being such a super hostess!

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  5. Miz Helen, Thank you so much for featuring my Sober Sangria!

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  6. Happy Anniversary and thank you as always for hosting such a fun hop.

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  7. Thanks for hosting! Today I posted about how to get the most out of your herbal tea.

    http://naturallivingsocal.blogspot.com/2012/01/preparing-herbal-teas-infusions.html

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  8. Happy Anniversary, Miz Helen! I'm not on Facebook, but if I was, I'd follow you. :) Thanks so much for hosting! Blessings, ~Lisa :)

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  9. Miz Helen,
    Happy First Year Anniversary! Thank you for hosting! Brought Lemon Tea Biscuits. Pat

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  10. Congratulations on your anniversary! I linked up my Grilled Biscoff and Banana Sandwich today. Thanks for hosting!

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  11. Wow, 1 year old! I love your linkup, always so much fun! Thanks for hosting, as always :)

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  12. Hi Miz Helen, Always a pleasure to be here. I'm sharing a curried lentil soup recipe. Have an amazing day!

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  13. thanks for hosting! You have filled your plate with some delicious items! I'm linking my GF S'more Brownies today.

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  14. Happy Anniversary Miz Helen :):
    I wish you and us another year of inspiring food parties.
    I've linked uo to my "Beetroot Challah and Rolls"

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  15. Happy anniversary Miz Helen! Thanks for hosting the party. I have shared Mutton Pilaf this week :)

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  16. Hi,
    I shared my Curried Chicken Salad ans an article about lacto-fermentation. Also an interview with the author of “Could It Be B12? “ Also a video for making coconut water kefir.

    Join me in my Probiotic Foods Challenge starting January 9 at Real Food Forager!
    http://realfoodforager.com/28-day-probiotic-food-challenge-signup/

    And link up your cultured and fermented foods here!
    http://realfoodforager.com/probiotic-food-challenge-linky/
    Thanks for hosting!
    Happy Anniversary!

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  17. Happy one year hosting! Always a joy to visit your blog and see your awesome recipes!

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  18. Congrats on 1 year. Thank you so much for hosting the link party!!!

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  19. Happy Anniversary. Thanks for hosting. It's one of my favorite parties of the week.

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  20. Happy Anniversary,New follower thanks for hosting :)

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  21. Happy Anniversary, I brought Chocolate, Hugs!

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  22. Happy Anniversary, Miz Helen! Thank you for hosting!

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  23. Thank you for hosting, Miz Helen! Congratulations on your one year anniversary!!

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  24. Thanks for hosting! Congrats on your anniversary and thanks so much for featuring my fruit salad!

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  25. Happy Anniversary! Thanks so much for hosting!!

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  26. I love coming to your weekly party! Happy Anniversary:)

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  27. Good Morning Miz Helen-Happy Full Plate Anniversary!
    This is truly exciting...love linking up with your fabulous weekly blog hop. You are a wonderful hostess, and I really appreciate all your hard work doing such a great job week after week!

    Also, such a generous gift certificate certificate:DDD

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  28. What I meant to say, was...a generous gift certificate giveaway!

    I'm sharing my Lemon Scented Cinnamon Flan, and linking up with your amazing Full Plate!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xoxo

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  29. Happy anniversary!! I am linking up my Lemon Tuna and Rice - easy, quick and freezes nicely as well.

    http://blessedrootsblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/lemon-tuna-and-rice

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  30. Congratulations on Full Plate Thursday's First Anniversary, Miz Helen! I always enjoy visiting the Cottage, and Full Plate Thursday is one of my favourite features. This week I've shared an old family favourite, Beef and Beer stew. Thank you so much for hosting!

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  31. I linked A Recipe ~ Rolo Cookies

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  32. Congratulations on your 1 year Blog Anniversary!
    I am Follower of your blog via Face Book and "Like" your Face Book Page.

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  33. Thank you for hosting... may there be many more years to come!

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  34. hi Miz Helen ;-> We definitely have different tastes in food! A couple of the items you chose to fill your plate with this week, I wouldn't want anywhere near my plate! o;-p

    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. the evidence is it's been a successful year for you. :->

    Seeings how I linked up the directory of all of my cooking and baking postings from last year, you can have a 'nibble and taste all day day' on my blog. ;-b

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  35. Happy Anniversary!

    This week I am sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post on How to Make Beef Stock: http://www.ournourishingroots.com/real-food-101-how-to-make-beef-stock/ This is just in time for my GAPS Challenge which starts on January 15th.

    I also recently celebrated my baby's birthday! I made him this Yellow Coconut Cake with Cocoa Buttercream Frosting. Perfect for a birthday, Valentine's Day, or another holiday that calls for a homemade cake :)

    http://www.ournourishingroots.com/yellow-coconut-cake-with-cocoa-buttercream-frosting/

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  36. Hi Miz Helen! Just wanted to wish you a happy 1 year anniversary of FPT! How exciting. It's amazing how your event has grown. Wishing you many more years of yummy Thursdays!

    Much love,
    Amy

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  37. Congratulations on your anniversary of Full Plate Thursday. You are such a wonderful hostess! This week I shared three recipes: Smoked Salmon Avocado Rolls, Antioxidant Power Smoothie and Vanilla Toffee Ice Cream. Happy Thursday!

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  38. Happy Thursday! I linked my post about parsley with a simple recipe for parsley butter this week!

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  39. Thanks for the linky! I am your newest follower and hope to be back next Thursday!

    I shared a recipe for a homemade 9 grain bread! The recipe makes 5 loaves so there's enough for the freezer. Enjoy!

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  40. Thanks for hosting! Congrats on your 54th! Have a sweet week!

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  41. Congrats on the anniversary. This is such a wonderful link up. Thanks for hosting each week. Today I bring a great comforting Split Pea Soup. Have a grand week.

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  42. Congrats! I think I've been posting on this hop from day 1! :)

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  43. Hip hip hooray to you for a great year of blog posts! And thank you so much for featuring my Brussels sprouts this week; I just love being part of the festivities! Enjoy my agave-sweetened whoopie pies this week. Best wishes for another great year, Alissa

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  44. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on having one of the most delicious parties around. I always enjoy joining in and you are the most gracious host.

    Thanks so much for all your efforts,
    Joanne

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  45. Happy Anniversary and thank you so much for hosting! I shared a Chai Tea recipe. My version does not have black tea and has a few uncommon herbs in it (for extra nourishment). It’s absolutely delicious. Thanks again.

    http://recipestonourish.blogspot.com/2012/01/chai-tea.html

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  46. Happy Anniversary! I always enjoy visiting.

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  47. I shared Baked Apple Coffee Cake. Happy Anniversary and many blessings!

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  48. Thanks for hosting! I linked up Greek Egg Lemon Soup. Happy Anniversary!!

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  49. Happy Anniversary, Miz Helen! Wishing you many more to come! Thank you for hosting once again. Today I posted my recipe for Penne with Parmesan Butter Sauce. Have a wonderful week!

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  50. Oh Miz Helen! Congratulations on your anniversary! I'm so happy for you. I'm so glad to have met you and linked up when I can. I'm always hungry for the lovely recipes I find on your blog and will never forget your lovely smokey, bbq marinade which I make all the time now.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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  51. Great party today! We linked up a wonderul roasted vegetable and pasta recipe today. Delicious.

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  52. Congratulations on your anniversary!! That's fabulous! I just LIKED you on FB - finally! :)

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  53. HAPPY 1 YEAR!!! There is some great looking food in the mix today. Here's to another year Helen, and many more!

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  54. Happy Anniversary - you have some great recipes here ... wonderful blog!

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  55. Happy anniversary and congratulations. I look forward to many more wonderful recipes in the new year.

    I'm so honored and pleased you liked my French Potato & Leek Soup and included it in your Lunch Menu.

    Thank you for hosting and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.
    Sam

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  56. Hello There Miz Helen,

    This week I’m sharing a quick and easy (10 minute) creamy dairy-free mushroom soup and a fun twist on granola (coconut ginger). Also a parfait idea with the granola and my vegan, sugar-free persimmon pudding. Thanks again for sharing my mint chocolate chip ice cream on your Anniversary Plate! Such an honor. :-)

    Salud.

    Be Well,
    --Amber

    Soup: http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2012/01/10-minute-creamy-dairy-free-mushroom.html

    Granola: http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2012/01/parfaits-with-panache-persimmon.html

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  57. Joyeux Anniversaire, Miz Helen! Here is wishing another fabulous year full of delicious recipes and many more readers! And merci beaucoup for featuring my salade. Sending a big hug,

    Mariangie

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  58. Hi Miz Helen! I'm excited to have discovered you today. Being gluten-free and on the GAPS diet the holidays had me down. I really wanted stuffing! So I perked up and invented my own. It's got no bready substitutes, but awesome texture and flavor, if I do say so myself. :)
    Thanks for hosting!
    Joy

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  59. I want to thank each one of you for coming this week and making this a great 1st Anniversary Party! You'al are just the greatest!!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  60. Happy 1st Anniversary Miz Helen!! WOO HOO I am so excited for you! I am so lucky to know you and love seeing your blog weekly, I am looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us on your full plate!!

    Nettie

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  61. Happy first anniversary! Just noticed this so am late to the party -- but congratulations!

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Your visit has been very special. I look forward to your comments, they are like opening little gifts. Thank you for stopping by and hurry back!
Miz Helen

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