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Saturday, January 9, 2010


You knew it would happen...let's not kid ourselves. There are bound to be recipes that just don't jive with our family. Sometimes it may be that it's something odd that our kids would never eat in the first place, or it could be something that I already have an excellent recipe for and I've always been scared to stray from, or I really mess something up and it turns out gross.

So, are you on the edge of your seat to see what the culprit is to this meatloaf recipe? Don't bother checking this because you will not find the recipe there. The recipe is in her beautiful cookbook and it makes you WANT to make this recipe when you read through it and look at her amazing photos. It wasn't just my immediate family either this time. So I feel confident in posting the frowning stars for this. And I HATE to do it. But I just have to. Thirteen people concurred that hands down we would rather eat Grandma Cindy's Meatloaf over PW's ANY DAY OF ANY WEEK OF ANY YEAR!!! After contemplating this post, I have decided to give you the recipe that our family knows and loves, if you're interested.

Grandma Cindy's Meatloaf

2lbs. hamburger
heaping tsp of onion flakes
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 cup quick oats
1 egg
Mix all of above and shape in to loaf. Then wrap in foil, place in loaf pan and bake for 1 hour in 350 degree oven.


2 Tbsp. vinegar
2 tsp. prepared mustard
1/2 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 can tomato sauce (the other half!!)

Bring all of this to a boil then pour over baked meatloaf and return to oven unconvered for 15 minutes. Slice and pour sauce over the rest of the meatloaf.

ENJOY!! Now this recipe I know our family would give smiling stars x 13!!!


Rice Family said...

Thanks for the warning! Do you have a meatloaf pan? My dad got us one for Christmas a few years ago. It is two pans. You put the meatloaf in the top one and it has holes in the bottom that drain grease into the bottom one. I never would have bought one, but those 2 times a year I make meatloaf, I'm sure glad I have it. ha!

Steph said...

I do have a meatloaf pan!! We got one as a wedding gift. But like you, I don't make meatloaf that often. And my kids absolutely love meatloaf! I like that it drains off all the fat.