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Meatloaf Comfort Meal 
Jan. 9, 2011 1:06 pm 
Updated: Jan. 9, 2011 3:07 pm
Gourmet Meatloaf

Combine in mixing bowl:
2 beaten eggs
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup vegetable juice
2 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
2 lbs. ground beef

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To finish meat loaf you need:
8 thin slices of ham and 6 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese

Place meat mixture on foil or wax paper. Pat into a 12X10 inch rectangle. Arrange ham on top of meat leaving a small margin around edges. Sprinkle cheese over ham. Starting at short end of rectangle, carefully roll up meat, using foil to lift. Seal edges and ends. Place roll seam side down in a greased 9X13 inch baking pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until juices run clear. Garnish with additional cheese before serving if desired. Serves 8. (is great leftover as a sandwich filling or reheated for dinner another night)

Cinnamon Carrots

For four servings (easy to double):
1 lb. carrots peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place carrots in a large deep skillet and just cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook 10 minutes until carrots are just tender. Drain and place in serving bowl. Stir in butter and cinnamon and serve.

Cooked corn or peas make for an easy additional side dish.
Jan. 9, 2011 2:54 pm
Cinnamon carrots, I would never have thought of that. The DH might eat those but alas not without sugar. Funny, I was thinking meatloaf would make a nice dinner choice this week. Glad you blogged it!
Jan. 9, 2011 3:05 pm
Happy Sunday CJ!! The family only, read,hubby, only likes 1 meatloaf, Say it with me, HIS MOMS!! LOL I don't care one way or another so I make it that way. 2 or 3 lBS of gr.beef chopped 1/2 c each,carrots,celery,onion, bread crumbs,eggs,ketchup S&P. Mix and bake 350 1 hour. Really good and a bit dry like he likes it, so I add a topping of ketchup,brown sugar and vinegar, 2 or 3 tbls and brush on last 15 mins basting every few minutes. I serve it with anything that I have on hand, mashed pots, noodles,rice. Thanks CJ and I think I should make it again soon:)
Jan. 9, 2011 3:07 pm
BTW, I have carrots on the fridge guess what I am having with the Lunch Lady Enchiladas? Yep! YUMMO Thanx Sweety:)
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I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
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Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
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I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
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Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
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Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
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