|A view of our neighbors front porch|
I'm now worried that maybe we should have stayed in Massachusetts! It has been snowing for over 24 hrs. in Maine ~ thankfully the end is in sight, but the blowing is awful.
Our neighbors can't get out of their homes, the snow is packed up against their storm doors, and they can't open them - some irony there! Some have gone out windows . . .
|Across the street, see the mailbox . . .|
So to deal with the stress of 4 foot high snow I cooked up a fabulous meatloaf! It has become our favorite!
I found this recipe on Stonewall Kitchen's website this past autumn and have made it several times. I substituted their relish for red relish from the market. It was a lot more cost effective.
3/4 pound ground beef (I like lean)
3/4 pound ground pork
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/3 cup red relish (I used Howards red relish. Cains makes one too!)
1/4 cup tomato sauce
3/4 cup breadcrumbs (I used 1/2 panko 1/2 basic crumbs)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. Stonewall Kitchen Country Ketchup
2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
- Combine the beef, pork, onion, red relish, tomato sauce, breadcrumbs, egg and salt. Mix thoroughly and place in prepared loaf pan.
- Combine the Ketchup and brown sugar. Spread this mixture over the meat loaf.
- Bake 1-1 1/4 hours until the meat loaf is firm and has an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Remove meat loaf from the oven and drain off fat and let “set” 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
This is what Duke thinks of all this snow!