Thursday, April 28, 2011

Old timey recipes

So, while I was enjoying my night of socializing, my friend offered to show me her family file of recipes. 

Yes, please!

I was facinated by a recipe for meatloaf. It was a recipe for 2. Unusual.

I have no idea where this recipe originated - my friend didn't either - if you know - drop me a line because I want to give them credit.

Ignore the handwriting on the bottom. I wrote out the hard drive I wanted to buy.

I was intrigued by the ingredient 'American chili sauce'. My friend told me it probably was this:

Who knew this existed? I sure didn't.

I followed the recipe almost to the letter (I substituted ground beef with ground turkey) - though I would recommend chopping the onions fine (which I did not and you will see why this is wrong in the following pictures).

I assume this should be served with mashed potatoes but I am obsessed with sweet potatoes - not the fluorescent orange yams that are called sweet potatoes but true sweet potatoes.

So I set the sweet potatoes (chopped) with some frozen spinach in the steamer.

I combined the meatloaf according to the recipe (see above) and spread 1 Tbsp. of the chili sauce on top.

It went into a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Mine turned out really wet at the end so I poured off the excess liquid and let it continue to cook in the oven for another 6 minutes.

The results:

Steamed spinach with nutritional yeast topping, turkey meatloaf and mashed sweet potatoes with Tofutti sour cream and chives.
See the big white chunks? Those are the onions - take my word for it - chop them fine.

And because I love all things potato - the meal was heavy on the potatoes:-)

And I won't lie, this was a great dinner. The meatloaf was moist and flavorful. 

A big show of hands for simple and unpretentious recipes that have surprising mystery ingredients that are really enjoyable.

Oh, and besides the food, I bought this:

Yes, very soon, all of my precious files will be safe as houses.


  1. yum didn't know that chili sauce existed either! i need a 1TB harddrive really badly too...

  2. @mitzi @ my nikon eats food

    I was surprised to see 2TB and 3TB drives at decent prices but I controlled myself and only got the 1TB one:-)