Dec 12, 2005


I grew up eating meatloaf almost every week. I love it so much, especially the next day on a sandwich with lots of mayo. Here's the recipe I created last night which my husband said was excellent. Be gentle on me these are my first photos posted to the blog with my new camera, hope you enjoy them! :)


2 lb. ground beef
1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped
1 onion, minced
1 carrot, minced
1 stalk celery, minced
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 c. ketchup (plus more for top)
1/2 c. cheese

In a bowl, conbine all ingredients except the cheese and mix well with your hands.

Press half the mixture into a loaf pan, top with cheese then press remaining meat mixture on top. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Remove from oven and spread top with ketchup, then return to oven and bake 5 minutes more. Remove from loaf pan to a serving platter and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes. Slice with a sharp knife and serve.


Dawna said...

Good photos! I'm looking forward to more photos of your food, Michele. Warning: photographing your dinner can be habit-forming, as can the quest for perfect settings and lighting...

I really need to get a camera of my own, because at the moment I am relying on the kindness of friends who have been taking turns lending me their equipment. It helps so much to have a visual identity for what one is writing about!

Michele said...

Awww! Thanks Dawna :) You really boosted my confidence. I love your photos as well. Saying a little prayer for you that you will get your own camera soon! Going to try your Jamacian Red Beans next week!

Joe said...

Glad to see some photo's being posted! Way to go Michele!

Michele said...

Thanks Joe, I've still got a lot to learn but am having fun with the camera!

Judy Hamby said...

How did you make that luscious looking gravy? Wished I had been at that table!!!!

Michele said...

Thanks so much for the compliment Judy! Actually, don't tell anyone but this time I used a package of gravy mix (hee hee!). Normally I make my gravy... I will post my recipe in the next day or so for you.

Anonymous said...

We like dry mustard mixed with the catsup on top of the meatloaf (even a little brown sugar too).