There's nothing like the smell of meatloaf in the oven on a cool, cloudy day. According to Food.com, a version of this recipe containing oats has been around since 1891, the year Quaker Oats was formed. Many of us remember it being a familiar dish our Moms made. Well this Mom (and Grandma) still makes it, adding my own twist. (See Parmesan Herb Mix below.) Because this recipe is so retro, I decided to bake it in a Corning loaf pan I found at Goodwill. It just seemed fitting.
Meatloaf makes great left-overs like my Mom used to make: a meatloaf sandwich with dill pickle and ketchup. By the way, my favorite ketchup to date is Trader Joe's, but Costco has a new organic ketchup I intend to check out and review soon. Look for my recipe for a meatloaf addition to Vegetable Tostadas in my next post.
Serves: 6 Serving size: 3 1/2 ounces Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 90 minutes approx.
Note: Leftover meatloaf is delicious added to scrambled eggs, soups and chili, and potato dishes. Look for my recipe for a meatloaf addition to Vegetable Tostadas.
Parmesan Herb Mix
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Linda M. Kurth is the creative mind behind such stories as the romance, Home of the Heart, and her memoir, God, the Devil and Divorce, as well as the recipes and crafts you'll find in these pages. Here's how this blog began: