Tag: meatloaf

Classic Meatloaf

I made meatloaf for dinner last Monday. I don’t know why meatloaf has gotten such a bad rap over the years! Brian was a much pickier eater when we got married and I was surprised that he wanted to eat it at all. It has turned out to be one of our favorite meals. This is the recipe that we’ve always used and although it has evolved since we discovered it (I have no clue where we got it to begin with), it has only gotten better.

1 lb Ground beef
1 Egg
1 Onion, chopped
3/4 c. Milk
1 1/4 c. Bread crumbs
Salt & pepper to taste

1/3 c. Ketchup
2 Tbs Brown sugar
1 Tb Mustard
1 Tb BBQ sauce

Combine beef, egg, onion, milk, and bread crumbs in a mixing bowl (mixing by hand is the best if you can handle it!). Add salt and pepper to taste. Put meat mixture in a greased 5×9 loaf pan. Mix ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and BBQ sauce ┬áin a small dish. Spread over the top of the loaf.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

What We Ate: 6/9 – 6/15

Starting this week, I’m going to link to any recipes I’ve found online (usually through Pinterest). I’ve also gone back through the last several weeks and linked up those meals too. One of my goals is to slowly start adding recipes I’ve collected from family, cookbooks, or other sources to the blog as well, hopefully as we eat them. You should see at least 2 coming your way shortly!

Lunch: Cheese ravioli with marinara, steamed green beans, and garlic bread *
Dinner: Huevos Rancheros served with plain greek yogurt (eaten like sour cream) and tortilla chips

Lunch: Leftover huevos rancheros
Dinner: Meatloaf, baked red skin potatoes, green beans, (K) baked sweet potato

Lunch: (B) Turkey sandwich, (K) Leftover linguine with red sauce and asparagus from Brian’s date night meal
Dinner: Leftover meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus

Lunch: (B) Turkey sandwich, (K) Last of the meatloaf and mashed potatoes
Dinner: Another date night! We went to Red Robin to redeem my free birthday burger **

Lunch: (B) Turkey sandwich, (K) Cheddar and black bean quesadilla with greek yogurt and salsa
Dinner: Grilled steak, chive and butter baked potatoes (also grilled), roasted carrots

Lunch: (B) Turkey sandwich, (K) Cheddar and black bean quesadilla with greek yogurt and salsa
Dinner: Frozen alfredo chicken meal from Aldi

Lunch: McDonald’s (traveling)
Dinner: Jet’s Pizza and salad ***

* Yup, pretty much the exact same lunch as last Sunday. Ben and I had a playdate with a former coworker and her two kids less than an hour after we got home from church and I knew this meal takes about 15 minutes to put together.

** A friend of mine who was recently engaged invited us to an engagement party in the couple’s honor on Wednesday. The party was conveniently near my parents’ house so we dropped Ben off a little early and went out to dinner, just the two of us.

*** Good friends of ours from college moved to LA 4 years ago and only come back once or twice a year. The whole college group, Club 68, got together over Saturday to Sunday to catch up and for those who hadn’t, meet Ben. We eat really well when we’re together but pizza always seems to be on the list.