Grandma’s Easy Meatloaf

You’ll love this easy meatloaf and wonder why it has been absent from your kitchen all of these years. This makes a great addition to your weekly menu and a fun meal to prepare with children.

Instructions: Ingredients | Directions

This recipe is going to take you about ten minutes to prepare, cook time is one hour, and you’ll be already to eat in an hour and ten minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dried bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/3 cup ketchup

Directions

  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Take out a large mixing bowl and combine the beef, egg, onion, milk and bread, though I will also use cracker crumbs if I don’t have the bread on hand. Season with salt and pepper to suite your family’s taste and place in a greased loaf pan.
  3. Now in a new bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and ketchup. Mix it until it is an even consistency then pour it over over the meatloaf, careful not to spill it on the edge of the pan since it will burn.
  4. Bake for one hour.

For Super Moms Around The World

Alright, so I have been busy. I am sure that you have noticed. Or not. That is the think with being a mother isn’t it? You would think that we’re given another set of hands once we start a family. I am sure that you know what I mean. It seems like you can be in the middle of preparing supper when the phone rings. It is the woman from the HOA and they want to know if you will be attending next weeks meeting, you would love to but there is soccer practice to go to and you have a doctor’s appointment to take your mother to. In the mean time your children have run through the kitchen and sneaked (or not so sneakily) a taste of tonight’s dessert.

Then you have to get them feed and ready for bed. Hubby needs his attention to and finally you sag into bed at 11 PM tired. Then the alarm goes off and you do it all over again.

The daily life of a suburban housewife is one of those roles that everyone seems to take for granted and yet would hardly last a day in the job.

And yet I have still found a few minutes time to sneak on here and share some of my recipes.

Honestly, I am glad that I had a chance to type some of them off. They may be better preserved like this, and they may have a chance to live on. I am a notorious recipe collector. In fact I have several volumes of them. They are in every direction. But my favorite ones are the ones that are tasty, who would have thought, and easy. This double team combination gives you a great chance to save a few minutes of your precious time and please the family as well.

I hope that you will have a chance to try the ones that appeal to you. And if you have some that you feel would make a good addition feel free to share.

Grandma’s Old Fashioned Potato Salad

This is a secret family recipe. And once you try it you will want to make a staple of your family’s menu.

Instructions: Ingredients | Directions

This recipe is going to take you about 45 m to prepare, cook time is 15 m, and you’ll be already in around 1 h.

Ingredients

  • 5 potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Directions

  1. Boil the potatoes until they are soft, yet still firm, I call it al dente but I am not sure that goes for potatoes. Drain them and set them to cool. When they are cool peel the skin off and cube them up.
  2. Boil the eggs for about a quarter hour then take them off and leave them in the water. When they are cool drain them and peel the skin off and cube them up.
  3. Mix your ingredients together in a large bowl; combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, onion, relish, garlic salt, celery salt, mustard, pepper and mayonnaise. Put the salad in the refrigerator and allow it to chill before serving it.

Tasty Chocolate Banana Cream Pie Oh My!

People that know me know that I love cream pie. It is just a thing that has always been part of my family’s dessert menu and I have expanded it with my family. Of course there are more variations than you can possibly imagine on the old cream pie recipe and this is one that adds a extra level of yummy to it. Namely the chocolate. Chocolate and banana goes well together if you didn’t know. 😉 And this cream pie recipe blends them perfectly.

Instructions: Ingredients | Directions

This recipe is going to take you about fifteen minutes to prepare, cook time is an hour, and you’ll be already in around an hour and fifteen minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 (9 inch) deep dish pie crust, baked and cooled
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut, toasted

Directions

  1. Microwave (in a microwave safe bowl of course) your: chocolate, a tablespoon milk, and butter or margarine. Cook it for about a minute and a half, making sure that you stir it every thirty seconds to ensure that it melts and mixes together. Once it is melted layer the pie crust with the melted chocolate mixture.
  2. Layer the melted chocolate with the sliced bananas.
  3. Mix the pudding and milk together for two minutes and it has a smooth thick consistency. Stir in the shredded coconut and mix it together. Once it is mixed spoon the pudding over banana slices.
  4. Cover the pie with the whipped topping and sprinkle with toasted coconut. Place it in the refrigerator for four hours or until it is set. Note, that you should keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat it.

Old Fashioned Melt In Your Moth Pancakes

I love the soft texture of this amazing recipe from my grandmother. These oh so tasty pancakes will melt in your mouth and fill you with memories of your childhood. At least that is what they do for me. Plus they are easy to make.

Instructions: Ingredients | Directions

This recipe is going to take you about 5 m to prepare, cook time is 15 m, and you’ll be already in around 20 m.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Then make an indentation in the middle of the dry ingredients to act as your well. Pour the milk, egg and melted butter in the well and mix it together until it is a smooth batter.
  2. Heat a frying pan and lightly oil it. Pour or scoop (I use a metal ladle) the batter into the frying pan, my ladle is a quarter cup which makes a nice pancake. Brown on both sides and to get the classic golden brown color. Make sure that they are served hot, this is where you skill is required.