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All American Meatloaf Supper

I know, I know, it’s been awhile… what can I say, we’ve been very busy with the New Year.

SO …

Let’s talk about what’s for dinner tonight.  Have you thought about it yet?  Please don’t order one of those “chef boxes” that I see advertised on Television for $60+ per meal.  Think about what you’d like to eat, write down the ingredients, and look in your cupboards, `fridge and freezer … have you got all that you need? No? Then go to the market on the way home from work or maybe on your break and make some REAL FOOD!

Okay, I’ll get off my stump now.

 

Auntie Doni’s All American MeatLoaf

½ lb. each, ground Beef, Pork (I use Hot Italian Sausage for even more flavor) and Veal (also look in the market for “Meatloaf Mix”)

½ C. Fresh Bread Crumbs (if you must, use the stuff from the store)

1 Large Egg, beaten

1 Tbsp. dried Oregano

2 Garlic cloves, minced

4 Tbsp. Flat Leaf Parsley, chopped

Just enough Milk to moisten the bread, about 1-2 Tbsp.

S&P to Taste

About 4-5 strips of Bacon

 

Preheat the oven to 350⁰F.

Line a sheet pan with Aluminum Foil.

In a large bowl, add the bread crumbs, herbs and spices.  Add just enough milk (or half and half, whatever you have) to moisten the bread, and mash it all up with a fork.  Beat in the egg.  With impeccably clean hands, combine the meat with the bread mixture.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Shape into a loaf form on the sheet pan and then enrobe with the BACON.

Bake for 1-1 1/4 hours until the internal temperature reads 160⁰F or the bacon is crisp.

*Auntie’s Tip-Don’t bake everything in a ‘loaf pan’.  This will just make a greasy-icky-gross mess of things.  If you like, you could line the loaf pan with the bacon (give it a spray of Pam first), pack in the meat, fold over any tails of BACON and then turn this all out onto that foil-lined sheet pan to cook.

Serving suggestion:

Roast some Potatoes alongside the Meatloaf for about the last 30 minutes.  We like Soycutash with ours too.

 All American Meatloaf Supper

Now, how much did that cost you? $10? … and this should feed 4 people.  Hmmm, that’s $2.50 per person and YOU  made it from start to finish; your family is happy and has full tummies.  You just saved yourself fifty bucks over that stuff you would have ordered on line.

 

ENJOY!

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… And On The Way Home

Our last trip to Prescott to visit with Mister and Missus Dear Friend was a little different.  On the way home, we stopped off at this place that I’ve wanted to try, Rock Springs CaféFINALLY!

The Monsoon Season was still in full swing, so we had to head out from Prescott earlier than we would have liked.  We grabbed a quick breakfast in the hotel and were on the road to get away from a bad storm that had been predicted.  By the time we got down towards Black Canyon City on Arizona I-17, we figured we were safe enough to stop and have lunch.

I ordered the “Summer Special”, a half sandwich with your choice of potato or macaroni salad.  My half was their beautiful Chicken salad made with dried cranberries, diced apples, celery, mayo and dill, served on lightly toasted brown bread; along side is a generous handful of homemade potato chips, YUM (wish I had a good dip in my purse that day).  The macaroni salad on my sandwich plate was ALMOST as good as mine, loved the addition of sliced Black Olives; not too much mayo in the mac or chicken salads, even DH liked it.

My husband was a bit hungrier than myself, so he had the Meatloaf Dinner.  WOW!  Two slabs of delicious Meatloaf, your choice of mash or fries, soup or salad and a veg, which was a corn cobblette.  There were two different soups that day, the house soup of roasted Pablano Corn Chowder or the daily special of Beef Vegetable Noodle, which DH had, it was all very good.

Now, Rock Springs Café is best known for their Pies, but we didn’t want to be too full; we still had a ways to travel and that storm was right on our heels, time to get out of Dodge.  We opted to have our dessert to go, which you can purchase in the General Store at the front of the building. What a cool place.

Pie to go @ Rock Springs Cafe

But I digress, back to the bakery.  You can order by the slice or an entire pie, we went with a slice of Apple, Cherry and a Walnut Sticky Bun.  MAN that was super!  I want to try their brownies and cream pies too.  There are so many other treats at the Rock Springs Café, so we’ll just have to go back.