I haven’t posted in quite some time and I’ve promised a few of you I would get back to it. I’ve gotten in to several new projects that are taking so much of my time that I haven’t really taken time to create any new recipes lately. I have a tendency to throw things together without keeping track of what I am doing so I need to get back in the habit of keeping track of these things. So without further ado I will post a simple meatloaf recipe I made the other day. This is another from the family cookbook. My sister Pam gets the credit for this one!
3 slices soft bread
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 cup milk or tomato juice
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
Combine all ingredients and shape into a loaf. Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees. If desired top with ketchup or bbq sauce the last 30 minutes of baking. I used a mix of ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar. When we were kids we always used open-pit bbq sauce so go with the flavor you like. Sometimes I will just use straight ketchup too.
I decided it was time for another dessert recipe. I couldn’t think of anything easier than this cobbler recipe. It’s an adaptation of my Aunt Barb’s recipe from the family cookbook. I remember making this when we were kids so who know who is the original creator; of course I can never leave well enough alone so this is yet another cobbler recipe for the family archives.
You will want to drain your peaches if using frozen or canned; I did not and it came out a bit saucy. I think it will still be good; besides if I find it’s too saucy I will just serve it with some ice cream and drizzle the extra sauce over the top.
Homemade Peach Cobbler
1 pint peaches ~ or favorite fruit; can be canned, frozen, or fresh ~ for today’s recipe I used frozen sweetened peaches
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
Pour peaches into 1 – 1 1/2 quart casserole or small baking dish.
Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar and baking powder in small bowl. Add cream and stir together.
Batter will be thick a bit softer than a biscuit dough but not sticky; pat out into piece large enough to cover peaches. I was able to pick up the dough and pat between my hands or use a piece of waxed paper to spread or roll out batter before placing on top.
Mix together remaining sugar and water.
Pour over top and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.