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Mom’s Best Meatloaf Recipe

Mom's best meatloaf Recipe

Kasey here, although we follow a clean eating lifestyle we do have a cheat meal or two at least once or twice a week. My kids absolutely LOVE meatloaf, it’s one of their favorite meals. This is my mom’s best meatloaf recipe that I thought I’d share with you. My favorite part is the yummy ketchup/brown sugar/vinegar topping. I often make two at a time and put one in the freezer for later.  I serve with mashed potatoes and broccoli for a delicious home cooked supper.

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Mom’s Best Meatloaf Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chuck or ground round
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup oatmeal (instant or old fashioned is fine)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • For topping:
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients except for ground chuck or ground round together well.
  3. Add meat; shape into a loaf and place in a greased pan.
  4. To make the topping mix together the brown sugar, ketchup, and vinegar then pour over loaf.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done.
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Simple Roast Chicken Recipe | 3 Step, No Prep!

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Jamie here, if you’re looking for a simple roast chicken recipe – here’s your guy.  No kidding – if I’d ever realized in the early years of marriage that making a beautiful roast chicken was this easy, I would’ve saved my husband from years of Hamburger Helper :)

I learned this tip from my friend Meg, who is an amazing cook and the type of woman you secretly kind of hate, who makes a home-cooked dinner every. single. night.  She’s also cute  - which is just unfair (right?).  But while hanging out with her recently she told me that she roasts chicken pretty often to make chicken salad for the week – or soup, or other recipes.

After she shared her secret, I had to try it right away.

Prep:

Nothing, girl.  Just put a cheap fryer chicken in a large Pyrex dish or roasting pan.  Do not butter the pan.  Do not cover in foil.  Do not take the innards out of the bird or get grossed out from man-handling it over a sink.  Just put it in the dish.  Done with that?  Good.  Moving on!

3-Steps to Dinner:

  1. Sprinkle salt & pepper on your chicken and put it in a 450 degree oven for 1 hour.
  2. After you take it out, to get crispy skin, baste the greasy juices in the bottom of the pan all over your chicken.
  3. Let it cool for about 15 minutes and serve.  (Or let it cool all the way and then tear it apart for chicken salad, soup, casseroles, etc….)

chicken-leftover

After-dinner leftovers = Chicken Salad lunches and Chicken Quesadillas for tomorrow night!

Meg said she often puts two fryers in the pan side by side so she has plenty of roast chicken for lunches all week.  Instead of getting two fryers, I just picked up an extra pack of leg quarters that were on markdown.  (My husband and son really love the drumsticks)  Even after feeding my husband, myself, and four boys – we had this much chicken leftover!

I used most of the chicken for chicken salad and the rest to make Chicken Quesadillas the next night for the boys.

This large fryer chicken was $7.40, and the markdown legs were about $1.80.   We ate on them for two dinners and my husband got 3 days of lunches.  Not bad!

Walmart: Free Birds Eye Recipe Ready Packages

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There’s a hot new coupon out for $1/1 Birdseye recipe ready products. This coupon will make them free at Walmart so make sure to print it before it disappears.

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Patriotic Punch Bowl Cake: Memorial Dessert Recipe

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If you’ve been searching through Memorial Day dessert recipes, you may want to consider making this Patriotic Punch Bowl Cake.  It’s super easy to make and so yummy! You can use a store bought angel food cake, or make a cake yourself.  The great thing about punch bowl cakes, is that you can vary the ingredients and type of cake to suit your fancy.  Yellow cake, white cake, and pound cake are just a couple of varieties that could be substituted.  This Memorial Day recipe looks very patriotic with the red, white, and blue color combination from the strawberries, blueberries, and whipped topping.   [Read more...]

Crock-Pot Cola Ham Recipe (Yum!)

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Easter is coming, and I’m already stressing out about how to get everything cooked and on the table at the same time for the BIG Meal.  I know some people have this down to a science, but I’m just not one of them!  Crock-Pot Cola Ham my favorite go to recipe for an easy and delicious main dish.

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Crockpot Barbecue Recipe (Perfect for Derby Day!)

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I posted this Crockpot Barbecue recipe a few months back – but I wanted to remind you guys to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather and this dinner makes that super-easy!  My recipe uses a pork roast – but you can switch out chicken breasts or thighs for scrumptious results too :) (I’m using chicken tonight)

Also check out Kasey’s yummy Crockpot Chicken with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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5 Ingredients to Perfect Pretzels: DIY Valentine’s Day Pretzels

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My family loves soft pretzels. So after looking for an easy to follow recipe online we decided to give it a shot. In keeping with this months blog theme of Valentine’s Day, we decided to make heart shaped pretzels. It is the perfect Valentine’s Day food and if you are looking for a yummy Valentine”s Day recipe, this is it! I was even able to sneak in a math lesson for my daughter on measurements, which is a mini review of this weeks math focus! It is a beautiful moment when you can enjoy some fun family baking together and make an educational lesson out of it! Five ingredients are all you need!

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Homemade Easy Cinnamon Rolls! YUMMY!

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Here is a fabulous recipe for homemade easy cinnamon rolls that I orgionally posted on  Father’s Day.  My kids have requested that we have cinnamon rolls this year on Christmas morning, in addition to my mom’s sausage strata casserole. So, it looks like we’ll have both this year.  I especially love that I can make this recipe the night before and pop in the oven in the morning.  I saw the recipe online at Kevin & Amanda, however I made a couple of adaptions.
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