Monday, January 5, 2009

Meatloaf Recipe

Well, David goes back to Ft. Benning tomorrow. It's just hard to believe that the time has gone that quickly! What a birthday present...blpppphhhht! Yeah, yeah...I turn another year younger today. As you may have guessed birthdays, my own that is, are not a favorite thing of mine. It's just hard when I continue to stay "29" and my own kid just turned 23. How in the heck did that happen?! Who gave these kids permission to get older and start having families of their own?! Oh, someone is getting grounded...

Anyway, since David leaves tomorrow I am having him and his fiance' (he got engaged over Christmas to the sweetest girl and her name is Jill too!) over for dinner tonight. I wanted to make an "all American" dinner. NO! Not So I am going to make meatloaf. I've tried a lot of recipes over the years, but I haven't found one that I really liked. So I decided to got on a search and found this one that claims to be the "Best Ever Meat Loaf". We'll see. Here's the recipe if you'd like to try it too.

Best Ever Meat Loaf

1 (10 3/4 ounce) can Campbell's Condensed
Cream of Mushroom or Golden Mushroom Soup
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water

Mix thoroughly 1/2 cup soup, beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion and salt. Shape firmly into 8 x 4-inch loaf; place in shallow baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour 15 minutes.

In saucepan, blend remaining soup, water, and 2 to 3 tablespoons drippings. Heat; stir occasionally. Serve with loaf.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Swedish Meat Loaf:
Add 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg to loaf. Blend remaining soup with 1/3 cup sour cream; omit drippings and water. Serve over loaf; sprinkle with additional nutmeg. Garnish with thinly sliced cucumber.

I know I haven't been in here much lately, but things have been pretty busy around here and we've been spending lots of time with our beautiful children and the grandbabies. I still have to go through pictures and stuff. I'm just getting my house back in order. Things are just starting to return to normal and I haven't even had time to play with my new photography stuff Ray got me for Christmas.

Oh, my baby did well by me. I do love that ol' man. He got me some backgrounds, including a Chromakey and background CD's. A rechargeable battery for my camera and just all kinds of goodies. He say's that when I go into business he only wants 10 percent. LOL I still have a lot of reading to do and want to make some homemade lighting stuff and whatnot. But the background stand and backgrounds will get me off to a real good start. I'm gonna use it tonight to take some pictures of David and Jill2. Yes, I said Jill2...I think thats what we're gonna have to start calling her. Christmas was just way too confusing for this ol' lady. LOL

Have a beautiful week and Hugs!
Jill Marie

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