Friday, July 21, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #72

Welcome to Meal Plan Monday #72! We have an amazing selection of features that were favorites from last week.  There's also an all new lineup of recipes shared by bloggers that will surely inspire your week ahead. So let's get started Y'all!

This Week's Features...

Friday, July 14, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #71


Welcome to Meal Plan Monday #71 and thank you to all of the wonderful bloggers who are here to share recipes!

Meal Plan Monday is growing by leaps and bounds! Last week we ended up with well over 100 new recipes so y'all make sure you check back throughout the week because wonderful recipes continue to be added daily and we just know your family's next favorite is among them.
Let's start fixing our plates!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cucumber Salad

We are in the midst of the growing season in the South so the cucumbers are plentiful. What do you do with all those cucumbers? Top salads, make pickles, slice them and sprinkle with a touch of salt for snacks. Yes to all of those, and of course, make the classic old fashioned Cucumber Salad. It's likely you remember your grandmother making this cool summer side dish. When it's hot, cool refreshing side dishes are always welcome.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Smothered Chicken

Smothered Chicken, a delicious homemade meal of fall off the bone tender chicken in gravy. We love our fried foods in the South and we love gravy too. Marrying these two into a dish is surely something special. Just imagine how a piece or two of this smothered chicken served on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes or fluffy rice will be......AMAZING! Best of all, it's a simple recipe and most of the work is done in the oven.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #70

New recipes from new friends is what's happening on Meal Plan Monday! Every week, we have the pleasure of meeting new bloggers who post their recipes and we get to meet new readers who love to cook. Get ready for a great line up of features, y'all. We've got a fresh salad, super savory side dish, a flavor packed main dish and a retro recipe appetizer. Let's go see who cooked what...

The recipe with the most clicks last week ~

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Old School Pineapple Salad

Pineapple Salad , a classic old school recipe. It's such a simple recipe and quite tasty! This salad follows the same basic concept of Southern Pear Salad.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Natural Bridge - Keowee Toxaway State Park

The air was thick and humid after the morning rain as we began our hike on the trail. The Natural Bridge Trail in Keowee Toxaway State Park. A trail described as moderately strenuous. Starting out, so far so good. I did notice however we were walking downhill. That's when I realized at some point there was going to be an uphill climb. The trail is 1.3 miles long and should take about an hour. 

My husband walked along at a faster pace being more experienced outdoors than myself and I'll admit it, more physically fit. I was making a point to participate in more outdoor activities, exploring and enjoying nature, while getting exercise. If I am going to exercise I would much rather have beautiful nature to enjoy than some gym wall. 

I was careful of my footing, looking down quite a bit to where I was stepping, because of all of the

Friday, June 30, 2017

Southern Fried Chicken Livers

Southern Fried Chicken Livers! Love them or hate them? I happen to love them and have since I was a child. I wasn't even tricked into eating them. I knew exactly what they were and have liked them ever since my first crunchy bite. That being said, I'm not a fan of all liver dishes. My mother has fond memories of my grandmother's beef liver and onions recipe. Well, I can tell you that I don't want anything to do with beef liver. I know that sounds contradictory but beef liver is just not my thing. Fried chicken livers and their crunchy goodness, are!

Whenever I think of chicken livers, I can't help but remember a spoiled rotten dog we had when I was

Meal Plan Monday #69

Oh my goodness, we're so glad you're here because we have some delicious food to serve up in this week's Meal Plan Monday!

 Let's start with a glass of Southern Peach Tea from our friend Stacy over at Game and Garden!
peach tea

And you know we're gonna need us a little something sweet, this Southern Pineapple Cake from Cooking With Mary and Friends  looks so good that you know we'd hate to pass up a bite...or two.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pineapple Casserole

Pineapple Casserole is one of those dishes that makes it's appearance at holiday meals and other gatherings. It's always a favorite and disappears fast!

If you're like me, I almost forgot about this classic Southern dish. I was reminded of it recently when I ate lunch at a restaurant, one of those "meat and three" kind of places while I was out of town. I couldn't believe I forgot about how great pineapple casserole is.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Table Rock State Park

On my most recent weekend adventure, we made a visit to Table Rock State Park. The park is a beautiful natural area located in the mountain region of South Carolina in Pickens County.

Table Rock is known for the famous mountain face, shown above. There are lots of activities to enjoy within the park that include an old fashioned swimming hole and hiking trails. There are also cabins available for rent within the park and camping areas.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #68

Welcome to this week's Meal Plan Monday! Meal Plan Monday 68 is live and we're ready to see all of the amazing recipes that y'all are going to link up this week. Who's ready to grab some great recipes this week? I know I am!
Meal Plan Monday 68  
 There are so many great recipes to pick from! Which one will be your new favorite?
Let’s take a look at this week’s features
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