Saturday, March 30, 2013

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-31-13



Oh my we have been so busy here at the cottage this week. We are so excited to be preparing for our family Easter celebration, Easter Egg Hunts for the whole group, little one's , teen's and adult's there is a hunt for every age, and of course a prize egg in every group.  This is always a special holiday for us and we are so happy that you stopped by to be a part of it.

To All Who Are Celebrating Easter Week or Passover
I Want To Wish You A Peaceful And Joyful Renewal 
That Is Filled
With 
The Hope Of This Season
Sunday
Easter Sunday
Brunch
Dinner
 Easter Sunday
Baked Ham

with
Apricot Glaze 

Deviled Eggs


Green Tossed Spring Greens

Lemon Coconut Cake 



Monday
From
Left Over Ham



Jalapeno Corn Bread Muffins
Left Over  
Lemon Coconut Cake 


Tuesday
From
Left Over Ham


Green Tossed Salad
Garlic Bread
Mixed Fresh Fruit 


Wednesday
From 
Leek Potato Soup at Musings of Mayhem 

Amish Pickled Red Beet Eggs   at Happier Than A Pig In Mud

Easter Ham and Swiss Sliders   at Susie QT Pies Cafe

Irish Cream Sourdough Chocolate Cake at Turnips 2 Tangerines 


Thursday
Mexican Tossed Salad
Baked Tortilla Chips
Left Over
Chocolate Cake


Friday
Wa Hoo!
Going Fishing 
Catch of The Day
Roasted Spicy Potatoes
Cole Slaw


Key Lime Pudding


Saturday
At Last
Date Night!
Out To Dinner
I am so happy to see you today and so glad that you stopped by to visit with us here at the cottage.  We are wishing you the very best this weekend and hope you will come back to see us really soon.
Peace and Joy

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Full Plate Thursday 3-28-13


Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

 It is really hard to believe that this is the last week of March already.  I am sure that some of you are so grateful that this harsh winter is just about over.  I am very happy that you could come out to the country today to spend a day breathing the fresh clean air, and just relaxing for a little bit in the sunshine.  We are going to have so much good food today and I can hardly wait to see what you have brought to share with all of us, on in and lets get it on the table.

To All Who Are Celebrating Easter Week or Passover
I Want To Wish You A Peaceful And Joyful Renewal 
That Is Filled
With 
The Hope Of This Season

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast
Farmers Casserole at Pattitudes
Morning Snack
Hot Cross Buns  at Natural Mothers Network
Lunch 
Leek Potato Soup at Musings of Mayhem 
Amish Pickled Red Beet Eggs   at Happier Than A Pig In Mud
Easter Ham and Swiss Sliders   at Susie QT Pies Cafe
Irish Cream Sourdough Chocolate Cake at Turnips 2 Tangerines
 Afternoon Snack
Krispie Spring Nests at The T2 Women
Dinner
3 Meals Plus Lunches From 1 Ham  at Creative Southern Home

If You Are Featured Today Please Take The Red Plate Home

 The Code Is On The Side Board

 
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". 
Guidelines

When you link to Full Plate Thursday, you are giving me permission to use a photo or link from your Post in a feature post on this blog, on Pinterest, or Face Book
Every Week, I feature many of your Recipes on the next Full Plate Thursday, and on What's For Dinner Next Week, and I pin many of your recipes to Pinterest.
Please include a link back to Full Plate Thursday somewhere on your post.
Please 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.
Please leave me a comment and let me know you are here, I really do want to be a good hostess.
Now God Bless You and Your Food and Everyone Fill Your Plate!
 Thank You So Much For Coming Today and Come Back Soon!
 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Crinkle Cookies

A friend called the other day and said she was having a few friends over for morning coffee the next day.  Like a good southern girl, I asked if I could bring something, she told me a plate of cookies would be great.  I didn't have a lot of time to spend so I made a decision to make a lighter version of these Crinkle Cookies.  They turned out so pretty with all the spring colors and tasted great with the spring flavors. Come have coffee with me and we will have some cookies. 
Spring Crinkle Cookies


Spring Crinkle Cookies
Miz Helen's Kitchen
3 to 4 Dozen Cookies
Ingredients
1 Vanilla Cake Mix
1 egg, lightly mixed
2 cups Fat Free Whipped Topping
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon raspberry flavoring
1 teaspoon lemon flavoring
1 teaspoon almond or lavender flavoring
Natural Food Coloring for tinting
Directions
In a large mixing bowl, mix by hand with a large spoon, the cake mix, beaten egg and the whipped topping
Mix until completely blended the batter will be very sticky
Divide the mix into three parts and place in smaller bowls
Tint the bowls in the color of your choice and mix until completely blended
Mix in 1 teaspoon flavoring into the color that would correspond with it
For example: I used lemon flavoring for the yellow bowl, raspberry flavoring for the pink bowl, and almond or lavender flavoring for the lavender color
Pour the powdered sugar into a large bowl and drop a tablespoon of the cookie dough into the sugar and roll into balls, make sure the cookie dough balls are covered completely with the powdered sugar
Place the powdered sugar covered dough balls on a oiled cookie sheet
Bake 350 degrees 12 to 15 minutes or until the cookie is slightly brown on the edge

Tint and Flavor The Batter

The Cookies Look Like A Spring Bouquet

 Of Course We Had Enough To Leave On The Counter 
For 
"Honey Bunny"

And This One Is Just For YOU!
Enjoy!

I sure am glad that you could stop by and have coffee and cookies with me today.  Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

Monday, March 25, 2013

Eggs Benedict Casserole

When we have house guest for the weekend or when we are just having a special brunch for any occasion I just love to serve this great Eggs Benedict Casserole. When we think of Eggs Benedict, usually it means very formal and labor intensive, this recipe can be casual or formal and it not labor intensive.  It is a great casserole that makes a great presentation with a Hollandaise Sauce that has fabulous flavor.  This is a dish that can be made a head of time and even frozen for latter use. I am very happy to share it with you today.

Eggs Benedict Casserole


Eggs Benedict Casserole
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Adapted From The Casserole Queens
Serves 8
Ingredients
1 tablespoon Olive Oil, plus more for the pan
6 English Muffins, split and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large leek, white and light green part only, cut into 1/4 inch thick half moons
12 oz Canadian Bacon, chopped
6 large eggs plus 8 large egg yolks, room temperature
2 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, plus  more for serving
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
Directions
On a cookie sheet toast the English Muffin pieces in a 425 degree oven until lightly toasted about 12 minutes
Remove the toasted English Muffin pieces to a oil coated 9X13 baking dish
In a medium skillet heat the oil and add the leek, cook on medium heat until leek is clear
Add the chopped Canadian Bacon to the leeks and cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the whole eggs, milk, dry mustard, chives, 1 1/2 cups cream and 1/2 teaspoon each cayenne, salt and pepper.  
Pour the egg mixture over the leek and bacon mixture
Bake at 350 degrees 40 to 50 minutes until casserole is puffed and a sliver knife comes out clean
For The Hollandaise
Melt the butter
In a glass or metal mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, lemon juice, Dijon Mustard, remaining 1/2 cup of cream, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 
Place the mixing bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and cook the egg mixture,whisking constantly until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a sliver spoon.  This will take 3 to 4 minutes
Reduce heat to low, and still whisking constantly, gradually add the melted butter
Pour into serving container
Recipe Tips
When freezing individual servings we packaged the serving with a small packet of the Hollandaise inside the bag with the serving.  When the serving is thawed  a serving of sauce is ready to be served on top to complete a very flavorful serving of Eggs Benedict.  These individual servings are just great for a lunch or a really quick breakfast.


This Is A Great Casserole For a Buffet Table


Can Be Served Without The Sauce
or


With The Sauce

It Is Great Either Way
Enjoy!

I am so excited that you could come over today and enjoy this lovely brunch with us.  We always look forward to your visits, they are always special.  Have a fabulous week and come back to see us really soon!
Peace and Joy

Saturday, March 23, 2013

What's For Dinner Next Week 3-24-13


We are very busy here at the cottage this week, we have been doing our spring cleaning, Easter baking and getting ready to welcome our holiday guests.  I just love this time of the year when we can look at all the freshness of the earth and breath in the wonderful spring air. I know that many of you will be traveling and many like me will be getting ready for guests, so this week I am including our Easter menu.
 
To All Who Are Celebrating Easter Week or Passover
I Want To Wish You A Peaceful And Joyful Renewal 
That Is Filled
With 
The Hope Of This Season


Sunday
From
Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Tenderloin  at Farmers Wife Rambles

Easy Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts  at Yummy, Healthy, Easy 

Honeymoon Rice Pilaf  at Dancing Carrots

Cauliflower Salad  at Chicky's Cafe



Monday
Chocolate Drops with Blue Bell


Tuesday
Green Salad
Fresh Fruit 
with
Spicy Vanilla Sauce 


Wednesday
Oven Roasted New Potatoes 

Thursday
 Miz Helen's Chicken Salad


Fresh Fruit 
Left Over
Lemon Tart  



Friday
Passover Dinner
With
Our Church Family


Saturday
Easter Egg Hunt 
From 
Full Plate Thursday 
For The Easter Basket
Bunny Cookie Bark  at Your Homebased Mom

M&M Rice Krispie Easter Eggs  at Will Cook For Smiles


Bunny Chow Gift Idea  at This Southern Mom Cooks


Sunday
Easter Sunday
Baked Ham
with
Apricot Glaze 

Deviled Eggs


Green Tossed Spring Greens
Yeast Dinner Rolls 



Lemon Coconut Cake 


 Looking For Great Menu and Meal Planning Ideas
Check Out Over 125 Weeks 

HERE
I am very happy that you were able to stop by today to enjoy this beautiful Spring season with us.  We are wishing you the very best week and hope to see you again very soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Full Plate Thursday 3-21-13


Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Welcome Spring!

I am so excited  you are here to help us welcome spring today.  It is such a beautiful day we will have our party outdoors today.  I know that some of  you still have snow on the ground but maybe a little while in the sun will give you hope that Spring is on the way.  I can't wait to see all the wonderful food that you have brought today so lets get it on the table so we can fill our plates!

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast
Homemade Granola Bars   at Five Little Chefs
Morning Snack
Gender Reveal Cupcake  at Melissa's Cuisine
Lunch
Bowtie and Garden Vegetables  at Make Mine Lemon
Jazzy Jello  at Allergy Free Test Kitchen
Easter Mini Meringue Cakes   at Pint Sized Baker
Afternoon Snack
Dinner
Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Tenderloin  at Farmers Wife Rambles
Easy Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts  at Yummy, Healthy, Easy 
Honeymoon Rice Pilaf  at Dancing Carrots
Cauliflower Salad  at Chicky's Cafe
For The Easter Basket
Bunny Cookie Bark  at Your Homebased Mom
M&M Rice Krispie Easter Eggs  at Will Cook For Smiles
Bunny Chow Gift Idea  at This Southern Mom Cooks

If Your Recipe Is Featured Today Please Take The Red Plate Home

 The Code Is On The Side Board

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".
Guidelines

When you link to Full Plate Thursday, you are giving me permission to use a photo or link from your Post in a feature post on this blog, on Pinterest, or Face Book
Every Week, I feature many of your Recipes on the next Full Plate Thursday, and on What's For Dinner Next Week, and I pin many of your recipes to Pinterest.
Please include a link back to Full Plate Thursday somewhere on your post.
Please 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.
Please leave me a comment and let me know you are here, I really do want to be a good hostess.
Now God Bless You and Your Food and Everyone Fill Your Plate!
 Thank You So Much For Coming Today and Come Back Soon!
 
 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Breath of Spring

When we begin to see the signs of spring I get so excited!  We have been working in our gardens through the late fall and even planting in January and it won't be long before everything will be coming up in beautiful blooms and wonderful fresh vegetables.


Our Tulips Are Blooming



It Won't Be Long Before The Zinnia's Will Bloom and 
The Butterfly's Will Visit

The Fence Row Will Be Covered In Morning Glories


We Added A New Garden Section For Row Crops and 
Max Was Our Helper


Onions Are Planted and Growing 
Time To Plant Potatoes


Max Keeping Watch Over The Onions


Soon We Will Be Harvesting The Spring Onions


Potato Planting Day


Opps!  
Looks Like Max Thinks He Is 
Digging
 His Own Garden Spot


The Antique French Bath Tub Is A Lettuce Bowl
Just Outside The Kitchen Door
Pick Your Salad

Take A Deep Breath
It's Spring!

Thanks so much for stopping by The Garden Gate today, we are looking forward to a fabulous growing season this year. Hope you will stop by often and check out the progress in our gardens.
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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