- 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
- In a large bowl, mix together the meat, egg, milk and ketchup.
- Add Worcestershire sauce, spices and bread crumbs. Mix well (I cheated and used my stand mixer).
- Form into a loaf shape and place in loaf pan.
- 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.
My dinner Tuesday night was better than yours, neener neener boo boo.
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.
I’m obsessed with Noodle and Co.’s spicy chicken caesar wrap. It’s like crack, especially with the wonton chips. I found a recipe online for chicken caesar sandwiches, and I wanted to see if I could make my own version of N&C’s wraps, without the mess.
Even though I’m not working right now, weekends still have that “sleep in and relax” feel for me. During the week, I’m a “forget breakfast” or “eat a bowl of cereal” type of girl, but on the weekends, I like to something more substantial. A breakfast casserole is quick, easy and rather versatile.