Saturday, June 29, 2013

Whats For Dinner Next Week 6-30-13


We have had the most awesome weekend with family and friends attending our Granddaughter Lauren's Wedding.  Congratulations to Lauren and Corbin, we are so happy for you!  We will spend the biggest part of this week with family and getting ready for our 4th of July celebration in our community.  We have the best 4th Celebration in our little community with a parade, bake sale, and lots of fun activities and just a lot of visiting under the big Oak Trees and around the lake.
Happy 4th of July  
WE ARE FREE
Thanks To All Of You Who Help Keep Us Free


This Weeks Menu
Sunday
Family Brunch
Eggs Benedict Casserole


Berry Patch Muffins


Fresh Strawberry Bread



Fruit Bowl

Monday
Black Bean Burger


Sweet Potato Fries
Key Lime Cake



Tuesday
Stacked Enchilada Casserole


Tossed Green Salad
Guacamole
Homemade Tortilla Chips
Left Over
Key Lime Cake

Wednesday
Salad Supper
Kid Friendly Pasta Salad


Creamy Lemon Asparagus Salad


Melon
Fresh Blackberries with Sweet Vanilla Cream

Thursday
July 4th

Old Fashioned Fried Chicken



Baked Pinto's Slow Cooker


New Potato Salad

 

Pickles From
The Pickle Pot


Hot Biscuits

All American Bites



Friday
Gone Fishing
Catch of The Day
Pan Seared Over The Camp Fire
Fried Potatoes and Onions
Hush Puppies
Crisp Cole Slaw

 

Brownies

Saturday
From
Full Plate Thursday 
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chop  at Modern Christian Homemaker

New Potato and Feta Salad   at Dancing Carrots

Crustless Zucchini Pie  at Carolina Heartstrings

Butterfinger Cake  at Little of Everthing

Hope you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family, be FREE, stay safe and come back to see me real soon!
Peace and Joy

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Full Plate Thursday 6-27-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Important
Please Take Note Next Week's Party

 Full Plate Thursday will post on Wednesday Morning July 3, 2013 to allow all of you to get a head start on your July 4 th celebrations, hope this will help you out.

We have been so busy here at the cottage this week, we have been getting ready for our Granddaughters wedding, a very exciting time for our family.  I sure am glad that I get to see all of you today and can't wait to see what wonderful dish you are bringing to share with us today.  Thank you so much for sharing with us today and we hope to see you again real soon!

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast
For The Little Ones
Angry Birds Waffles  at The Joy's of Boy's 
For The Big Kids
Whole Wheat Pancakes  at The Salty Kitchen
Morning Snack
Blueberry Smoothie  at Ms. enPlace
Lunch
Crock Pot Chicken Philly Cheesesteak  at What's Cooking In The Burbs
Sourdough Peach Crepes with Brie   at Turnips 2 Tangerines
Afternoon Snack
Orange Berry Sunrise Spritzer  at Design Eat Repeat
Dinner
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chop  at Modern Christian Homemaker
New Potato and Feta Salad   at Dancing Carrots
Crustless Zucchini Pie  at Carolina Heartstrings
Butterfinger Cake  at Little of Everthing

If You Are Featured Today Please Take The Red Plate Home

The Code Is On The Sidebar

 Background Story For Full Plate Thursday
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!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Creamy Blueberry Bars

The Blueberries have just been beautiful this year and I just love trying new recipes for the fresh berries.  This is a great little bar with great flavor and a real creamy texture with a cookie like crust.  We have really enjoyed this little dessert and hope you do.

Creamy Blueberry Bars


Creamy Blueberry Bar
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 2/3 cups sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup salted butter, melted
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups fresh blueberries
Garnish with Confectioner's Sugar and Fresh Berries
Directions
Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick baking spray with flour, set aside
In a large bowl, toss together 1 1/4 cups flour, oats and 2/3 cup sugar, baking and butter. 
Lightly press flour mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish
Bake at 375 degrees until crust begins to brown around edges, about 15 minutes
Remove from oven and cool on a rack for 30 minutes
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
Add remaining 1 cup sugar and remaining 2 tablespoons flour; beat until blended
Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended.
Add lemon juice and vanilla
Spread blueberries over cooled crust
Pour cream cheese mixture over blueberries
Bake at 325 degrees 40 minutes, until a knife inserted 1 inch from the edge of baking dish comes out clean and the center feels firm
Let cool for 2 hours on a wire rack
Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, approximately 3 hours
Cut into squares
Garnish with Confectioners Sugar and fresh berries 
Adapted from Taste of The South
Ready To Slice


This One Is For You


Enjoy!

When you can share a dessert with a friend it makes it very special, and I am so glad we were able to share this dessert together.  Hope you have a fabulous week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Whats For Dinner Next Week 6-23-13



What a great week we are having here at the cottage.  We have been busy in the garden with harvest and canning as fast as we can.  I am excited to see you today and invite you to come on a garden tour with me and see where we get  the wonderful fresh vegetables that we use in our recipes.



This Weeks Menu

Sunday




Roasted Corn
Fresh Tomato Plate
Watermelon

Monday


Watermelon Salsa



Tuesday
Pan Seared Pork Chops


Fresh Tossed Green Salad
Hot Biscuits



Wednesday
Grilled
Turkey Burgers

Left Over
Pie

Thursday


Mexican Tossed Salad
Homemade Tortilla Chips
Salsa
Fresh Mango Ice Cream  at Cooking Is Easy

Friday
From
Pan Seated Tilapia with Creamy Leek Sauce  at Sweet Caroline's Corner

Garden Fresh Summer Squash Pie  at This Southern Mom Cooks


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie  at Growing Up Gabel

Saturday
Our Granddaughter's Wedding
Congratulations
Lauren and Corbin

I am always so happy to see you when you stop by.  Hope that you have a fantastic week and I am looking forward to seeing you again real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Full Plate Thursday 6-20-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

 I am so glad that you could come to the country today and share this beautiful day with all of us.  Come on back to the garden, I am just about to start the Garden Tour and you don't want to miss it.  When we get back we'll get all the food on the table and get started, I can't wait to see what everyone is bringing to share today.


This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast
Morning Snack
Lunch
Amy's Savory Sandwich Cake  at Sumptuous Spoonfuls
Berry Crisp  at Your Homebased Mom
Afternoon Snack
Fresh Mango Ice Cream  at Cooking Is Easy
Dinner
Pan Seated Tilapia with Creamy Leek Sauce  at Sweet Caroline's Corner
Garden Fresh Summer Squash Pie  at This Southern Mom Cooks
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie  at Growing Up Gabel
Preserving Food
Cilantro Salt  at Happier Than A Pin In Mud
Strawberry Freezer Jam  at Sweet Nothings
Preserving Pineapple  at Life Less Hurried Living In The Slow Lane

If You Are Featured Today Please Take The Red Plate Home

Background Story For Full Plate Thursday
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, June 18, 2013

June 2013 Garden Tour

The Garden is just beautiful right now with the vegetable harvest beginning and some beautiful blooms on the herbs, fruits and vegetables. 
Fennel Blooms


250 Onions Were Planted In Mid January


Of Course Max Is Helping With The Harvest


The Onions Have Been Dried and Tied In Bunches and Hanging In Rows In The Barn
When The Weather Begins To Get Cold The Remainder Of The Onions
Will Be Put In Cold Bins In The Barn


Digging Potatoes Is Like Opening Little Gifts You Never Know How Many There Are or
 How Big They Will Be


These Potatoes Smell So Good


An Antique No. 3 Wash Tub Full Of Wonderful Potatoes



The Green Beans Are Awesome and Most Are Headed For The Canning Jars
Except What We Eat and Give Away Of Course


The Tomato Vines Are Just Loaded


They Are Delicious
We Will Have Lots Of Salsa, Canned Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce


The Purple Cabbage Is Almost Ready
and
The Collards Have Been Heavenly


These Blackberries Will Be Ready Real Soon


Fennel Blooms On The Garden Gate


Thanks for coming on the tour with me, I just loved being able to share our garden with you. Your visit is very special to me and I sure hope you will come back to see me soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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Monday, June 17, 2013

Spicy Cheese Bread

We live in the country and have to keep a very well stocked pantry and freezer because we can't always run down to Whole Foods or Central Market to pick up those special foods to make that special meal when company calls and will be stopping by.   This recipe was developed one day when my husband came home and said that he had invited some friends for dinner, now that was like 4:00 p.m., think fast what can I do to make a special appetizer? Has this ever happened to you?  Hope you enjoy our new appetizer, we just love it and so did our guest.

Spicy Cheese Bread


Spicy Cheese Bread
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
1 loaf frozen Garlic French Bread
4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup black olives, pitted and chopped
1- 4 ounce jar pimento's, chopped
3 green onions with tops, chopped
1 medium jalapeno, chopped fine
3/4 cup Mayonnaise
Directions
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
In a medium bowl mix the cheese, olives, pimento's, onions, jalapeno's and mayonnaise set aside
Place the open  faced frozen garlic bread on a cookie sheet, garlic side up
Place the garlic bread in the oven for 5 minutes and remove from oven
Spread the cheese mixture on each garlic side of the bread and return to the oven
Bake for 8 to 9 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling you can cook it longer if your want it crisper
Remove from oven, set on cutting board and let set for 5 to 10 minutes
Slice the bread and serve
Recipe Tip
This spread is delicious served with crackers or as a dip with chips

Five Minutes In The Oven Then Spread The Cheese Mixture


Out Of The Oven On The Board, Just A Minute Okay?


Ready To Serve

Enjoy!

I sure am glad that you were able to stop by today and enjoy this wonderful Spicy Cheese Bread with us, it is always good to spend time with you.  Have a great week and come back real soon!
Peace and Joy

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