Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Yum... dinner's served!

One of our favorite meals is meatloaf with roasted potatoes. Living on the farm, we raise our own pork, but purchase pasture-raised beef from a friend. Nothing can compare to the deliciousness of home grown meat. Add to that our own eggs and milk from a friend, and you have a meatloaf to die for. Sadly, I only have a picture of the one is progress; the done one didn't survive long enough for a picture. It is even better the second day --- if you have any left!

This recipe comes from Everyone's a Homemaker by Beverly Nye. I started making this when I was first married in a 19.... and have made it since... I wrote Ms. Nye at the time to tell her how fond we were of the recipe and she wrote me the sweetest reply. I wrote her again two years ago to tell her that, after 30 years, it is still our favorite meatloaf. Again, she wrote the kindest note... Give it a try; you are sure to never want to make another recipe again!

Beverly Nye's Meat loaf

1.5 lbs. ground beef
.5 lb. sausage (ours has extra sage 'cause that is how I like it)
3/4 c. milk
2 eggs
1/4 t. nutmeg (isn't that a surprise?)
1/4 t. sage
3/4 c. bread crumbs (I use Italian)
1 t. salt
1/4 c. chopped onions

Mix very lightly with your hands. Place in a 9 x13 pan and shape into a loaf.

Top with:

1/2 c. ketchup
1 t. mustard
3 T. brown sugar

Bake at 350-degrees for 1 hour.

Let me know if it become a favorite!


  1. That looks delicious, Matty! We used to have neighbors that would share their beef with us. The stuff at the store isn't worth using! How nice to have an author answer a letter you wrote; every time I think of writing to an author, I realize they've already died!

    1. I started writing authors when I was six. I wrote Bennett Cerf and he sent me a sweet note encouraging me to keep writing! What a nice guy! The one author I would have loved to write was Louisa May Alcott. She is my alter ego and I adore her! :)

  2. So agreed. When I eat non-pastured meat, it taste so weird now xox Clarice

    1. Agreed, Clarice! I couldn't eat meat for 25 years. Then I tried some pasture raised, non-hormone meat! I have been able to eat it without being sick! Amazing the difference!

  3. Meatloaf and roasted potatoes! Wish I'd been there! Hope you had enough left over for some sandwiches.

    1. Oh, yes! Sandwiches for sure! Sadly, it is all gone and I will need to make another!


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