Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Meatloaf and potatoes...aka...comfort food!

Wednesday nights are crazy in my house and I don't have time to cook dinner, so if I don't prepare ahead of time, we eat cereal...yum. The kids love it, but it just doesn't satisfy. So, tonight I was thinking ahead and decided to make my mom's meatloaf (the most moist meatloaf you'll ever eat) and a take on the Barefoot Contessa's Herbed Potatoes. The house smells so good, I can hardly wait for dinner tomorrow.

Mom's Meatloaf
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
3/4 cup oatmeal
1 egg
1 cup ketchup
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Before mixing, grease a loaf pan. Using your clean hands (yes, your hands - they are the best mixing tool known to man), mix all the ingredients together. Put into a loaf pan and pat down. Put in oven for 1 hour.

My take on Herbed Potatoes
Red Potatoes (small new potatoes will do)

In a pot, put about 1/4 cup of butter. Wait until it melts. Add red potatoes and two sprigs rosemary. Put the lid on and cook for 30 minutes at low-med (about a 3 on the stove). Move the pot around several times during the 30 minutes (just shake it a bit). When 30 minutes is up, take lid off, pierce potatoes with fork. They should be tender but not falling apart. Pull rosemary out, put potatoes in a bowl and add salt to taste. They are hearty, have that lovely fragrance and taste of rosemary and go PERFECTLY with meatloaf.

Add some green beans and dinner is served!!!


  1. You go, Girl!! Definitely one of my favorite meals. Love, Mom

  2. Mmm hmm...makes me think of my maramee! Love you!!