Now that I have a (soon to be) 4 month old I feel like our lives are crazier than ever. I'm anxious to get back into the kitchen but I honestly don't have more than 10 minutes at one time to do anything once I get in there. I'm starting to love make ahead meals. I love anything that is delicious and a breeze to make. I pulled out this family gem yesterday. Meatloaf. I don't make it often but when I do I'm amazed at how easy it is. Everyone usually loves it too. So I'm sharing my mom's delicious meatloaf recipe with you. I hope your family enjoys it as much as we do.
1 lb ground beef (i used regular but you could use extra lean or turkey for a healthier meal)
4 bread slices, cubed (pull out that dry old bread you have at the back of your refrigerator)
1/4 c milk
1/4 c minced onion (or 1/4 pk onion soup mix)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 bay leaf
Preheat oven to 350 deg. In large bowl, mix all ingredients, (using hands). Put mixture in small baking pan. Form into loaf. top with ketchup and one bay leaf. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Remove to serving plate, draining grease.
My suggestion is to double the recipe. Make one freeze one. :)
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