Thursday, January 1, 2009

"Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cookbook" - Little Meat Loaves

Date I made this recipe: December 27, 2008

Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cookbook by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine/Meredith Publishing Company
Published by: Meredith Publishing Company
© 1955
Recipe: Little Meat Loaves – p. 146-147

People, in my world, there is no better accompaniment to (leftover) mashed potatoes and peas than meatloaf—well, except for the beef tenderloins my husband made to accompany these sides for our Christmas dinner. Since tenderloin is expensive, I didn’t want to purchase another round and so out came the Better Homes and Garden Junior Cookbook.

The thing that I love about these “junior” cookbooks is how basic they are; the thing I oftentimes hate about these “junior” cookbooks is how basic they are; not much of anything spicy goes into these meals but in this case, that was just fine by me. These are really easy to make (4 steps and you are done!) and very bite size—just right for the “junior” palate!

Little Meat Loaves – Makes about 8 servings
2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 ½ pounds ground beef
¼ cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sage (oh- we have a spice!!)
Dash pepper

Set oven at 350. Do you have a serving platter ready? (This is not my note but rather the author’s!). Grease muffin cups lightly.

Put crumbs in a large bowl. Add milk. Beat eggs in small bowl. Stir into milk mixture.

Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix them together well with a spoon.

Place in muffin cups. Round off tops. Bake 45 minutes. Makes about 8 servings.

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