Okay, here we go! I am going to try my very best to revive this poor nearly dead blog. I have seriously missed being out here in the blogging world. I love connecting with people and seeing all the things we have in common. Like a big ol’ online hen party with a few roosters who pop by every now and then. Periodically life grabs us by the napes of our necks, spins us around and drops us in a completely, sometimes chaotic place. Well, that’s where I have been for almost two years. So many changes. The constants in my life were there and it seemed I was trying desperately to hold on in a whirlwind of changes. SO, here I am. Hoping some of you will come back on a regular basis. And hey, leave me a note and let me know you were here Ü
What better way to get back in the swing of things than a giveaway? You all know how much I love Gooseberry Patch. LOVE LOVE. I have been a friend of Gooseberry Patch for SO many years. Likely from the beginning, truth be told. Most of you know how these Early Bird Cookbook Reviews go and how to win your very own copy of FOOLPROOF FAMILY RECIPES. Oh and a little something from me as well. But, that’s a surprise!
I wish I could draw, paint, make art like the cover of Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks! Anywho…here’s your first recipe. Brown Sugar Meatloaf - It was scrumptious!
- 1/2 cup catsup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 lb ground beef
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 – 1 1/2 t salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 onion chopped
- 3/4 cup saltine crackers, crushed (I used gluten free of course)
- 1 t Worchestershire sauce
Mix together catsup and brown sugar in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix by hand and form into a loaf. Place in a lightly greased 9 x 5 loaf pan (I use a meat loaf pan – you can find one here. In fact this is the very one I have). Spoon catsup mixture over meatloaf. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for one hour. Serves 8.
What goes with meat better than potatoes? These Golden Parmesan Potatoes especially! Super simple is never a bad thing either.
- 2 pounds new potatoes, quartered
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 t. Italian seasoning
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a large bowl, toss potatoes with oil, seasoning and garlic. Add cheese; mix lightly. Spread mixture in a lightly greased 15 x 10 jelly roll pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Makes 6 servings.
THANKS for stopping by! I hope I can keep you all interested enough for us to become old and dear friends again. AND if you will, I promise a few more recipes from this great Gooseberry Patch cookbook until we have the giveaway on July 18, 2014. SO we have two weeks to get reacquainted and share some great recipes.