Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Meatloaf Recipe

Please ignore the awful picture above. Photography is not one of my strengths! I've been making this meatloaf recipe for years and it's very moist. The recipe is from a Gooseberry Patch cookbook.


1-1.5 lbs of lean ground beef
1 cup of tomato juice
3/4 cup of oats (I use quick cooking ones)
1 egg
1/4 cup of chopped onion
1/4 cup of chopped green pepper
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients and mix lightly. Press mixture into loaf pan. Spread top with ketchup! Bake for one hour or until finished. Drain excess grease and let stand for five minutes.

The original recipe calls for a Piquant Sauce topping, instead of ketchup. My husband prefers ketchup. Here is the piquant sauce topping for anyone who is interested:

3 tablespoons of brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon of dry mustard

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Slushie Recipe

On Friday evening, I played Pokeno at Lisha's house. She made slushies that were enjoyed by everyone in attendance. Here is her recipe:

9 Cups Water
1 ½ cups sugar
12 oz frozen Orange Juice
12 oz frozen lemonade
2 Cups Peach Schnapps

Bring water and sugar to a boil and then stir in all the rest of the ingredients. Cover & Freeze. Stir every 90 minutes. Serve with 7-up.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Popsicle Update

I'm pleased to report that the popsicles turned out great! They released from the molds without much effort. Aiden is enjoying one right now!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Making Homeade Popsicles

Summer is here and I have fond memories of eating popsicles as a child. I bought popsicle molds at "The Christmas Tree Store" last Saturday. Aiden and I have made apple juice popsicles several times in the past week. This evening, we decided to make popsicles with orange Kool-Aid that I got for free several months ago. We started by mixing up the Kool-Aid in my favorite Pampered Chef quick stir pitcher. The packet called for 1 cup of sugar, but we reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup.

Next, we filled the molds with the Kool-Aid.

Finally, we put the lids on the molds and placed them into the freezer. They will be ready to eat in about four hours. Aiden loves helping me in the kitchen and I enjoy his company.

Free sample packets of Emeril's Original Essence

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