Mom’s Meatloaf with Creamy Mashed Potatoes!

This is hand’s down the best meatloaf I have ever tasted and I’m not just saying it because it’s my mother’s recipe. I’ve tasted many a meatloaf – you know the ones where you need gravy to mask out the dried out, flavorless meat. Not this one! It is perfectly flavored and moist down to the last bite. No gravy needed. 🙂

Meatloaf is a great budget-friendly winter meal that is absolutely perfect alongside my creamy mashed potatoes. Oh! and don’t forget the popovers with this one either. I just split the other recipe in half. (See below)

Easy Popovers – servings 5 popovers

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup flour

1 tablespoon veg. oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

Stir batter and pour into greased muffin pans about 3/4 full. Pop in oven and cook at 400 for about 30 min. or until puffed and brown. Serve w/butter.

Mom’s Meatloaf – 400 degrees Cook Time: 35-40 min

1 lb ground beef (for healthier version substitute ground turkey)

2 cups soft bread cubes (cut up slices of white or wheat bread)

1/4 cup minced onion

1/2 tablespoon salt

1/2 teaspoon thyme (dried)

1 teaspoon mustard

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup of milk

1/4 cup of catsup

Toss meat, bread, onion and seasonings. Combine egg, milk, catsup. Add to meat.

Place in ungreased loaf pan at 400 degrees from 35-40 min.

To test, insert toothpick to see if it comes out clean.

Amy’s Creamy Mashed Potatoes Servings 3-4

4 large red skin potatoes

1/8 cup of cream

1 tablespoon of butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

fresh ground pepper

Slice down potatoes leaving the skin on. Place in boiling hot water. Once potatoes are fork tender, drain. Place the potatoes back into the pot and mash with a fork or spoon. On low heat, pour in the heavy cream, add butter and salt. Whip together adding more cream if needed. I usually eyeball the amounts. Crack some fresh pepper on them right before serving.

I truly hope you enjoy these recipes.

Stay warm out there!

Love, amy

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