Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day

My children with my father on Father's Day

We had a busy Father's Day weekend.  Bill had a rare, full day off work on Saturday.  Since he had to go back to work on Sunday, we spent the day together as a family on Saturday.  I always feel so refreshed and happy when we have time together.  I had to go to the grocery store, so we all went together.  I let Bill decide what he wanted for his special meal.  He had a hard time deciding, but he finally settled on meatloaf, mashed potatoes with brown gravy, and sweet peas.  He didn't decide what he wanted until we were already in the car on the way to the store, so I just had to hope I got everything I needed for the meatloaf since I didn't have a recipe to check!  I didn't get everthing, but it turned out to be a good thing.  I ended up making a really yummy meatloaf recipe.  It is Monday, and Bill is still talking about it! 

Here are the recipes for the meatloaf and mashed potatoes if you would like to try them.  The recipe makes two loaves.

2lbs. ground beef
2 1/2 t salt
1/2 t black pepper
1 t garlic salt
1 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped bell pepper
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 c. ketchup
1 c. quick cooking oats
5-6 shakes worcestershire sauce

Topping:  mix all the topping ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside until needed

2/3 c. ketchup
2-4 T brown sugar (depends on how sweet you like your sauce)
2 T prepared mustard
3 shakes worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix all meatloaf ingredients well.

Divide the mixture into two halves.  Place each half in a loaf pan and shape into a loaf.

Bake for thirty minutes.  Remove the loaves from the oven, pour off the grease carefully, and pour the topping over the top.  Return the loaves to the oven and bake for an additional 20 - 30 minutes until done.  Yumminess!!!  :)

These are the potatoes I used to make the mashed potatoes.  Please excuse the pineapple.  I rushed in from the grocery store and started cooking before putting it away! :)

Mashed Potatoes

3lbs. yellow potatoes
1 stick of butter
4 oz. sour cream
1/2 cup milk
salt to taste

Peel and cube potatoes.  Boil potatoes until tender.  Drain off the water.  Into the potatoes, add 1 stick of butter and sour cream.  Use a potato masher to mash potatoes.  Slowly add in milk and stir until potatoes reach desired consistency.  You can use more or less milk.  Add salt to taste.

Our meal was yum, yum, yum!  We ate it for supper and lunch two days later!  Try it!  You might like it!  :)

Until we meet again, may you be blessed!

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