Create Your Own Meatloaf from Better Homes and Gardens: New Cookbook, Day 7
Didn’t expect me to make meatloaf, did you? I remember being apathetic about meatloaf growing up, only to realize now that my mom made it very well, and probably used this recipe. She gave me this cookbook when I was 18, and it undoubtedly contributed to my culinary education. It kept my family from starving and eating substandard food for many years.
What I love about this recipe is that it is so adaptable. It gave substitutions for many ingredients, which is perfect for the home cook. My larder will not be the same as yours, yet I still need to get dinner on the table at reasonable hour without running to the store every day.
I have made many variations of meatloaf, after discovering my husband really does love it. (MA – THE MEATLOAF!). The last celebrated version included bacon and cheese, because that’s how I roll.
So I added an egg (my aversion), some bread crumbs, spices, milk, onion, and beef. Easy enough. I added two baked potatoes, as well, because who doesn’t like a carbo-hydrated vehicle for butter and salt? I also cooked up the ubiquitous green beans, this time with soy sauce, lemon juice, and horseradish.
The result? Absolutely fantastic! I definitely wanted MORE … more meatloaf, with my amazing palate (ha ha). I was impressed with this recipe. And again, it was because there were some substitutions that really fit my food inventory. Sweet, another cookbook win!