Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The big dig out

Hi All,

Well we got through that one. Last one like that one was 1978 when Eric was born.

There are still streets in Cleveland and the surrounding area that are not plowed.

Bring it on Mr. Snow God we can handle what ever you deliver.

Yeeha, OUT


Sunday, March 9, 2008

New snow storm on 3-8-08

Hi all,

We had another blustery system come through our area dropping 18 inches of the pearly white fluff on us.

It took two shovelings to claim our cars in the back yard. After the first shoveling there was no evidence we had been out there at all with the snow and drifting.

Today is sunny and the temp is 23 going all the way up to 28. Yeeha!

Stay warm! Love, Judy

Monday, March 3, 2008

Comfort meatloaf

Photo A

Photo B

Photo C

Photo D

Hi all,

One thing I love is meatloaf. Here is a recipe I came up with. I usually like to include the brand names. Enjoy!
1 T (Mazola corn oil)
1/4 cup (vadalia onion) coarse chopped
1/4 cup carrots coarse chopped
1 lb. ground chuck
1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup (Heinz ketchup)
1/4 cup (Progresso) garlic and herb bread crumbs
1/4 cup water
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Pam non-stick spray.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small skillet heat 1 T oil. Brown onions and carrots till light golden brown (approx. 10 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool (approx. 5 minutes) Photo A

In a medium bowl combine onion and carrot mix, ground chuck, 1/2 cup ketchup, bread crumbs, water, egg, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Spray the bottom of your favorite casserole with a non-stick spray. Form meat into a loaf.

Top the meatloaf with remaining 1/4 cup ketchup also covering the sides. Photo B

Bake uncovered for 50 minutes. Remove and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Photo C

Serve with your favorite sides. Photo D