Meatloaf ~ plain and simple meatloaf

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!

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  • 1 egg
  • 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.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Cocktail Sauce ~ traditional dipping sauce for shrimp

Just a quick post for some super easy cocktail sauce.  I love the combination of horseradish and lemon juice.  Adjust the horseradish as desired; we like ours a bit spicy.  Of course the spiciness will vary from brand to brand too.

Cocktail Sauce

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 to 1 1/2 Tbs prepared horseradish
  • 1 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice

Combine ketchup, horseradish, and lemon juice.  Serve with cooked shrimp.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly