Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
January 18, 2011, 12:35 am
Filed under: Easy but not quick, How To Land A Man, Meat, Supper

Did I take pictures? Of course not. It didn’t last long enough. But I am telling you, on a cold, rainy January, when life is closing in and causing anxiety and angst, there’s nothing like a comfort meal for…y’know….COMFORT.
Not only is it delicious, it’s easy peasy, using ingredients you can find most anywhere. No fancy herbs. No crazy technique. Just plain old simple food, the kind that has people scraping the pan and thrilled to pieces that there’s enough for leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Meatloaf So Ordinary It’s Extraordinary

1 pound ground chuck
1 pound ground turkey
2 eggs
1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
1/4 cup milk
1 package dried onion soup mix
Beat the eggs and milk together in a large bowl. Stir in the onion soup mix, then stir in the crackers until they start soaking up the milk. With your hands, mix in the gorund meats until everything is well blended. Form into a loaf shape in a casserole dish. Bake at 350F degrees for 1 hour, then top with the ketchup topping, bake for 25-30 minutes longer until the topping starts to get crusty around the edges.

1/2 cup regular old ketchup
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons regular old yellow mustard
Mix together in a bowl, and spoon over the top of the meatloaf.

Mashed potatoes
6 medium russet potatoes, peeled
3/4 cup hot milk (I heat it up in the microwave)
1/2 stick butter
salt and pepper to taste
Cut the potatoes up into small chunks and put in a pot. cover with water and boil for 30 minutes, until the potatoes are done and quite soft. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Cut the butter up into small bits and add it to the hot potatoes. Add about 1/2 teaspoon salt and about the same of black pepper. Using a hand mixer, blend in the hot milk, a little at a time, until the potatoes are smooth and thick. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with the meatloaf for a warm and comforting dinner.


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Yes! Yes! Yes! The next time my sister brings home cow (which will probably be in about 4-7 days) this will be its fate! Thanks Rootie 🙂

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