There's a reason it's a classic!

Last week, I flipped through an old church cookbook Mom had lying out. There were so many familiar names. A lot of them were family and family friends who have passed on. Some of the recipes were ones that I remembered from childhood, but hadn't had in years. It's weird because, it left me feeling nostalgic for of all things-- meat loaf. I never liked meat loaf! I used to drown it in ketchup. I'm guessing that's why Mom stopped making it. She seemed excited when I suggested making it for this week's newsletter. So that's what we did, together.

I still don't like meat loaf, but since I'm an adult now-- I drowned this one in steak sauce. The rest of the family absolutely loved it, and I would like to think that my Aunt Geraldine was smiling down on us. (She made a mean meat loaf.) It's amazing that recipes can connect us to our family through generations. If you don't already have family recipes to pass down-- check out our cookbook. Traditions have to start somewhere.
-Nicole :)

Meat Loaf
by Gerldine Wilson

-1 1/2 lbs. ground beef -1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
-1 finely chopped onion -1/4 teaspoon of pepper
-2/3 of a small can of tomato sauce -1 cup of bread or cracker crumbs
-1 well beaten egg
-1/3 can or tomato sauce -2 tablespoons of cider vinegar
-1 tablespoon of mustard -2 teaspoons of brown sugar
-1/2 cup of water

DIRECTIONS: Mix all of the ingredients for the meat loaf. Mix ingredients for the sauce and pour over the meat loaf. Bake in 375° oven until tender ( about one hour).