Can you believe I have been married for 34 years and this is my first ever attempt at meat loaf.
I was inspired yesterday while browsing the meat department, where I spotted the 1/2 pork 1/2 beef prepackaged meat. I was also inspired by the artichoke recipe from My little Italian life. I figure heck if she can do that I certainly could whip up a fancy dancy meat loaf.....is it sad that I consider meat loaf fancy?
I followed Rees recipe from the Pioneer Woman Cooks , but I made a few changes.
2 pds of 1/2 pork 1/2 beef
1/2 of a cup of milk
then I mixed it up, it felt a little
slimy, gooey, moist to me so
I fell back on my Moms recipe and crushed up 1/2 a pack of saltines
to absorb some of the
O.K that looks like a meat loaf.
This is where I took Ree's advise I added brown sugar, dried mustard
and some Tabasco sauce to the ketchup topping.
While it baked we did some of this
and some of this
and a whole lotta this.
Man O Man, lovin this summer weather in March.
Its not pretty but it doesn't look to bad does it?
I served it with baked potatoes and broccoli and called it dinner.
The jury is still out on whether or not I should make this again.
FOOTNOTE: to FOOTNOTES, Did you know if you bake a potato
long enough with out any foil on it, it will explode all over your oven.
Happy Birthday to my Niece Sarah
30 years old today.....another one of the
"Young and the Beautiful"
"IT'S A GOOD LIFE"