Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 18

Today was organizing keepsakes for the children's papers & artwork.  I started a binder for Eddy when he was in pre-K for all those cute art projects and then started a binder for all the K papers but that soon became overwhelming and I stopped.  I liked Toni's idea of using the binder for special keepsakes because there are those and I have some sitting in a box with no where to go.  I got that pre-K binder back out and am going to copy Toni and put in dividers for different years.  My system simplified and those special things still have a special spot!  Thanks, Toni!

keepsakes binder all messy:
 tidied up and waiting for new treasures:
 meatloaf for dinner last night--and like all GOOD meatloaves, it is even tastier as leftovers!
 I found the main part of the recipe in this cookbook:
 A friend of my mom's passed this along to me.  Yes, we just purged our cookbook shelves and I sent pounds and pounds of cookbooks & recipe magazines off to Goodwill but look at the cover on this cookbook and tell me that you would've let it slip through your fingers!
 This isn't just a book with recipes.  There's history, stories, and pictures.  Those old fashioned-y pictures always draw my eye!  In the forward the author, Margaret Rudkin, says, "Some of these recipes are amusing, some elaborate and some just plain and easy.  That's a good pattern for eating and living--something for fun, something super for special times and something plain for the quiet days with just the family to say "Golly, that's a good egg!" and you sort of feel they mean you're a "good egg" too.  Few things are more rewarding to a woman than that happy feeling she has when she knows that the food she has prepared with love and interest brings pleasure to her family, served in a setting more important than any glamorous restaurant--dinner at home!"

So here's the recipe for last night's meatloaf--base of the recipe coming from said cookbook. 
** by things I changed.

**2 lbs. hamburger
**1 lb. mild breakfast sausage
**3 eggs
**3/4 c. bread crumbs
**3/4 medium onion, finely chopped
**2/3 c. milk
1 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
2 T. chopped parsley

**Place all ingredients in large bowl and mix thoroughly with hands. Shape into loaf and place in 13 x 9" baking pan. Bake at 375 for 1 hour. Remove and spread topping over meatloaf. Return to oven for 15 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

**Topping: (this was my Grammer's special addition)
1 c. ketchup
1 c. packed brown sugar

mix well

hmmmm. . .looks like I changed a lot on this recipe. . .well, anyway I got the oven temp and spices from this recipe;-)

The Small Thing today was to clean dispensers.  So I cleaned the dish soap bottle, kitchen & bathroom handsoaps, 2 lotion spouts, & brushed and flossed my teeth since my mouth's favorite job is dispensing kisses & raspberries to this little one;-)


mholgate said...

What a cute photo! :)

I am stopping in for coffee today. It's nice to meet you. I hope you have a lovely weekend.


Katharine said...

Stopping by for coffee! Meatloaf recipe looks yummy! Blessings on your week!