Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam. I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out. It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…
In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days. The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards! Have you exercised lately? With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…
A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again. If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it. Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal. The Read the full post…
There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro. My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…
Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten. It's time for a health reality check. First of all, how is your health lately? If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful? Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…
I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart. Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation? If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect. But Read the full post…
Finally cooler weather is here and that means time for some of our favorite comfort foods. My menus change drastically with the weather and season, to take advantage of seasonal fruits and vegetables and also because some foods seem too heavy and hot for summer. Comfort foods can be quick to prepare though they may need longer cooking times, like a pot of beef soup. I have two family favorite meatloaf recipes I use most of the time. I have already featured my meatloaf with shredded veggies so today I am sharing my other recipe which is actually easier too.
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 to 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef or ground turkey
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 small onion chopped
3/4 cup finely crushed saltine crackers
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 5×9 inch loaf pan. Press the brown sugar evenly over the bottom of the pan. Spread the ketchup over the sugar. Thoroughly mix remaining ingredients together and press on top of ketchup. Bake for an hour or until lightly browned on top and juices run clear.
Serve this with the roasted fingerling potatoes which also cook for an hour (recipe on blog) and a fruit or other vegetable. This meatloaf is sure to be a hit with your family.
I have been practicing several hours with my dance partner, Brandy, for the Wanna Dance competition. You can support our efforts by voting for us with dollars by going to the Women’s Discovery Center website and following the link to Wanna Dance 2010. You can vote with a credit card or paypal. The website is thewomensdiscoverycenter.org and you can also learn more about the organization. Each couple’s picture is posted with a vote button.
Upadated on November 2, 2010
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