Mom’s Meatloaf

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Mom’s Meatloaf

Mom’s Meatloaf


  • 2 lb. ground beef or ground turkey (lean)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 hearty shakes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash parsley
  • 1 smidgen sage
  • 1 pinch thyme
  • 2 pinches basil


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the meat, egg, milk and ketchup.
  2. Add Worcestershire sauce, spices and bread crumbs. Mix well (I cheated and used my stand mixer).
  3. Form into a loaf shape and place in loaf pan.
  4. Cook for 90 minutes at 350°F, or until meat has reached an internal temperature of 160°F (beef) or 165°F (turkey).

A couple nights ago, I had a dream where Colby & I stayed with Gair (my grandmother) for a few days. As we were packing up to go home, I found a bunch of books on the top shelf of the closet with a bunch of my old books. These were leftover from when I stayed with her for 2 months in my teens*. I was so happy to have found these, I tried to pack as many as I could in our suitcases, carryons and Trader Joe’s reusable bags.

As I pulling books down from the shelf, I saw a big cardboard box with my mom’s handwriting on it. Curious, I grabbed it, set it on the bed and opened it. It was full of stuffing mix, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, etc. — all the fixins for Thanksgiving dinner. All of it was expired, of course, but the box was totally Mom.

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What are your plans this Labor Day? Me, I’m planning to sleep. A lot. Maybe taking a nap or two.

Part of me wants to make more salsa, since tomatoes are still in season, and I need to stock up for the winter (the Boyfriend Unit goes through about a pint a week, if not more). But, eh, I would rather wrap Demon Kitty up in a blanket and make him snuggle me.

Chili is one of my favorite lazy night dinners, and taco chili is at the top of the list.

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