Monday, March 31, 2014

Rice Custard

Rice Custard is one of those comfort foods for me, it is soft and creamy with real gentle flavors. I had left over rice from a recipe the other day so I decided to use it to make this very old recipe. I remember my Mother making this recipe and she would sit it on the counter to cool before putting it in the refrigerator and I would just want a bowl of that custard so bad. Today when I make this dessert, guess what, I have a nice warm bowl of custard, it is so delicious, hope you enjoy it to.

Rice Custard


Rice Custard
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
1 cup cooked rice
2 1/2 cups milk
3 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon all spice
pinch nutmeg
pinch salt
1 tablespoon butter
Directions
Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until mixed well
Butter a 9 inch baking dish
Pour the rice mixture into the buttered baking dish
Bake 325 for 1-1/2 hour until golden brown on top and the center is set
Enjoy warm or chilled
Garnish with whipped cream and mint

Ready To Bake



Baked


Enjoy!


I sure am glad that you could stop by and enjoy a nice serving of this Rice Custard with me today. Dessert is always better when shared with a friend. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen 
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-30-14


Have you noticed the prices at the super market are going up on a weekly basis? Meal planning is a great time and money saver and with the prices on the rise it is a great time to be meal planning. One question I get from readers is "what happens when you have a meal plan and you can't complete it because of a busy day, the weather or just life?" Be Flexible Always, it's ok to make that meal on another day or add to it or take away and substitute different parts of the meal. If you have a question about meal planning just email it to me or leave it in the comment line and I will answer it in a future post with a link back to you.


Sunday


Served With Rice



Tossed Green Salad








Monday


Spicy Oven Fries





Left Over
Hand Pie



Tuesday


Pica de Mexican Salad

Baked Tortilla Chips 




Wednesday


Wedge Salad




Mixed Berries and Vanilla Cream

Thursday
From
Left Over Pot Roast
Roast Beef Sandwiches
From 
Left Over Vegetables
Cream of Veggie Soup

Friday







Saturday
From


It has been fun spending time with you today, I always look forward to your visits. Have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Full Plate Thursday 3-27-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Hello everyone it is so good to see you today. March Madness is well underway with lots of great food in front of the TV and lot's of brackets being shattered. We are always look forward to enjoying the competition with friends and family. I will be serving my Southwest Skillet Dip for game day this weekend and brought it to share with you today. Hope you have great plans for the weekend and I can't wait to see what you are sharing with us today.



This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast
Morning Snack
Carrot Cake Cupcakes at Three Kids and A Fish
Lunch
Shipwreck Stew at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread at Melissa's Cuisine
Dutch Oven Texas Peach Cobbler at My Turn For Us
Game Time With Friends
Wacky Weeds Cheese Straws with Green Goddness Dressing at The Painted Apron
The Best Spinach Artichoke Dip at Spend with Pennies
Creamy Jalapeno Poppers with Sausage at Diane's Vintage Zest
Ham and Cheese Pastry Puffs at Kitchen Flavours
Reece's Pieces Basketball Cake at Growing Up Gabel
Mini Apple Pie Bites at King's Bakery and Cooking
Preserving and Canning Foods
Lemony Pickled Asparagus at The Garden Table
Strawberry Vanilla Fridge Jam at Horrific Knits
Your Plate Pick Last Week
Better Than Mom's Meatloaf at Krystal Steen

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

 The Code Is On The Side Bar

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".
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Party Guidelines
Please link your RECIPES or FOOD RELATED POST ONLY
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 and other social media. Every Week, I feature many of your Recipes on the next Full Plate Thursday, What's For Dinner Next Week, and I pin the entire party to a dedicated page and many of your individual 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.

Thank You So Much For Coming Today and Come Back Soon!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Orange Chili Salmon

When we travel to the Northwest coast one of the foods we enjoy the most is Salmon. I just cannot get my fill of Salmon. We are inland here at the cottage and rarely have an opportunity to have really fresh Salmon. The other day our local market had a big promotion for fresh Alaskan Salmon and I was the first in line. My recipe for Orange Chili Salmon is a blend of the Northwest and Texas. We are hoping that our market will carry the fresh Salmon all the time.
Orange Chili Salmon


Orange Chili Salmon
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
4- 6 ounce Salmon Fillets
1/2 cup Orange juice
2 teaspoons Orange zest
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
Directions
Place juice in a zip top plastic bag and add the Salmon
Marinate the Salmon for 45 minutes
Mix the brown sugar, salt and chili powder to make a rub
Remove the Salmon from the bag and rub the Salmon with the chili rub
Place the Salmon in a baking dish
Pour the Orange juice from the bag on top of the Salmon
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes
Marinate The Salmon In Orange Juice

Rub The Salmon With The Chili Rub


Bake The Salmon


Enjoy!



Serving The Orange Chili Salmon with Orange Kale and Rice

We brought a little of the Northwest to the cottage and a little of Texas to the Salmon and it was a great combination. I sure am happy that you were able to stop by and enjoy this time with us today, your visits are always very special to us!
Peace and Joy

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Orange Kale and Wild Rice

We have had the most beautiful Kale in our winter garden this year and it is so nice to just go out to the garden and bring it into the kitchen and enjoy the fresh Kale. We have really enjoyed our Kale this winter in salads, smoothies and it is a great addition to rice and pasta.  Today I am making a recipe featuring the Kale with Wild Rice and Orange, I just love that blend of flavors in this dish. 

Orange Wild Rice and Kale


Orange Kale and Wild Rice
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
3 cups Kale, chopped
1 cup Green Onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup Orange Juice
2 tablespoons Orange Zest
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1- 6 oz box Long Grain and Wild Rice with seasons
Directions
Prepare the Wild Rice with seasons according to directions and set aside
Wash and chop the Kale
Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet and add the chopped onion and garlic, saute just about 1 minute
Add the Kale,salt and pepper saute until completely wilted mixing with the onion and garlic
Add the Kale and Onion mix to the rice a mix
Add 1/2 cup of Orange Juice to the Rice and Kale and mix well
Garnish with Orange wedges

 Saute The Kale, Onions and Garlic


 Add The Wild Rice and Orange Juice


Enjoy!


This is a very simple dish but very flavorful a great side dish for any meal.  Next year we are planting more Kale, it has been a winner in the garden and the kitchen.  It is always good to have you in the kitchen with us so come back real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen 
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-23-14

Happy Spring Ya'll
 The Winter of 2014 is behind us and I am so excited, it was to long. We are busy here at The Cottage doing spring chores. The gardens will be late this year because it has been cold for so long, but we will be planting more vegetables in the weeks to come.I love the change of seasons and looking forward to the wonderful foods that we enjoy in the spring. I am definitely a seasonal cook, how about you do you change your meal plans with the change of the seasons?

This is The Menu for next week, enjoy!
Sunday









Monday


Sweet Potato Chips

Homemade Pickles


Left Over
Lemon Tart

Tuesday


Green Tossed Salad

Crusty Garlic Bread



Wednesday


Cornbread

Left Over
Raspberry Sheet Cake


Thursday
Sloppy Joe's
Spicy Oven Fry's
Caramel Pecan Brownies


Friday


Saturday
Build Your Own
Baked Taco Bar






I am so happy that you could take a drive out to the country today, isn't it wonderful to get out doors after this long winter.  Hope you have a fantastic week and come back real soon!
Peace and Joy

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Full PlateThursday 3-20-14

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Happy Spring Ya'll

It is so good to see all of you on the opening day of spring and it's about time. The winter of 2014 has been unforgettable and one that I am happy to move past. I just love the fresh foods of spring when we can begin to enjoy the wonderful bounty from the earth. We have a Candied Lemon Thyme Bread with hot tea for you to enjoy today while we are getting all this fabulous food on the table.


This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast
Morning Snack
Lunch
Afternoon Snack
Dinner

Your Pick Last Week

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

The Code Is On The Side Bar

Background Story On 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".
Party Guidelines
Please link your RECIPES or FOOD RELATED POST ONLY
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 and other social media. Every Week, I feature many of your Recipes on the next Full Plate Thursday, What's For Dinner Next Week, and I pin the entire party to a dedicated page and many of your individual 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.
Thank You For Coming Today and Come Back Soon!
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