Monday, January 26, 2015

Karma, Surprise Ingredient, For a Snack

1. I found this photo of Daughters 2 and 3 at my mom's house when I visited her earlier this month. I tacked it on our bulletin board as a reminder that big sister wasn't always as mean to her little sister as she recalls. Today, big sister sent me this photo, below. We had a good laugh at how the tables have turned. She wrote, "I was feeling very vulnerable and I apologized for all the times I was ever mean to her."

2. Someone at work shared a recipe for meatloaf. She raved about it so much that I had to try it. The votes are in and we liked it a lot. It was full of flavor and super easy for a quick weeknight meal. Here goes:

1 box Stove Top Stuffing Mix (An entire box seemed like too much so I used about half. Also, I didn't realize it came in flavors so I bought poultry)
1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 cup warm water (I reduced this to 3/4 c. since I reduced the stuffing mix)
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 eggs, beaten

Combine the first three ingredients and let stand a few minutes until softened. Add ground beef and eggs and mix well. Shape into loaf and bake at 350° for about 1 1/4 hours. (She said the recipe showed the meatloaf baked in a Bundt pan and served with mashed potatoes in the center with gravy on the side.)

3. A perfectly ripened pear with a pink blush around its chubby middle.

1 comment:

  1. Imagine - having your sister clean your teeth! That's awesome.

    I still make the meatloaf from my Betty Crocker Cooking for Two cookbook that I got as a wedding gift so long ago (except I use ground turkey these days). I like the thought of the onion soup mix in it - might try that sometime.