I have been told that my meatloaf is the worlds best meatloaf by my friends and family. Friends who have stopped by for supper rave on how different my version of this dinner meal is compared to other recipes.
The kids especially get excited when I say that I will be making meatloaf for dinner. They don't care for a lot of things that are made with hamburger, but this meal in particular goes over so well that my children even come back for seconds.
After many requests for the recipe I have decided to share my secret formula with you. I hope that you enjoy this meal as much at your home as everyone does in mine.
Recipe for my Deliciously Different Meatloaf
1 lb hamburger
1/2 cup oatmeal
seasoning salt (organic is great!)
Montreal steak spice
garlic powder (or a couple of cloves fresh garlic)
1/2 cup milk
1-2 cups shredded (or cubed) cheddar cheese
Squirt of mustard and barbecue sauce.
Mix all of the ingredients together and place in a baking dish.
Put a liberal layer of barbecue sauce on the top of it and place it in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Each Day One of My Kids Act as Special Helper in the Kitchen
With 4 kids who want to help out it can get pretty busy in my kitchen so I decided to arrange a schedule so each one becomes the daily helper in a revolving rotation. It helps keeps the traffic underfoot while cooking to a minimum.
It's also always nice to have a little helper and who better to be helping with the making of meatloaf than one of the kids. They love playing in the ground beef mixture while it squishes through their fingers.
Best part of our arrangement though is the fact that I don't have to put my hands into the ooshy gooshy fixings for our evening meal. Even though I don't mind doing the job, it is just a little trick I learned from my mom who never really cared to touch raw meat.
Go Ahead and Fancy up that Meatloaf!
I'm an extremely happy person. I love my family and am lucky to be married to my best friend Otto Phillips. I've always loved to write poetry and I also love to cook so you can kind of guess which topics I most often write on.