Thursday, February 18, 2010

Making Meatloaf

Watching the oven...making meat loaf for fifty for our Living Water monthly dinner at Blessed Hope Church. He should be called Pete Loaf.
I've been cooking instead of working, just this one guy this week. He is cuter than his picture. He has watched me cook and we are sharing my recipe. It's better than Ann Lander's recipe, which Mammy sometimes used. This is my mother's recipe.

Recipe for My Meat Loaf

In a large bowl put four slices of white bread, cover these with milk, enough to absorb and make soft. Add salt, pepper, a medium to large chopped onion, a dash or so of catsup and three large eggs.

I use a half pound of sausage (like house brand or Jimmy Dean) and near three pounds of ground chuck. Mix this all together and make a long loaf. Bake it at 400 until it browns well. Usually takes about 40 minutes.

After it is done, I make a glaze of tomato catsup and brown sugar enough to cover the loaf and put it back in the oven for just a few minutes. I know this is not an exact measurement recipe, but it works, just have faith.

Everyone really liked it, even those who don't like meat loaf.

If you are in the Detroit area, pick up a Free Press this morning. It's worth the buck, to read Mitch Albom's article about Haiti. Happy Thursday everyone.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'd be interested to see that article. I just finished reading his book, Have a Little Faith. It was very good. Not in the area though but I'll see if its on line
I like your Meatloaf recipe and the cute little bear too!

Kynda said...

Love your meat loaf and your Pete Loaf too :-) I hope you go see Crazy Heart after your cooking is through!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

He's adorable! I love meat loaf. Thanks for sharing the recipe! blessings,Kathleen

Willow said...

Loveeee your lil guy ! You are soooo talented. And those cats in the previous post well they stole my heart. Going to try this recipe. I love meatloaf mmmmm
Have a fantastic Friday !
Prim Huggs n Blessins

Small House said...

You couldn't have a cuter helper! My daughter and I love meatloaf. So a new meatloaf recipe is always a good thing. BUT....making meatloaf for 50????AUGH!!!!! You're a good person! I hope they enjoyed their time together. And you were able to relax and enjoy to!