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Saturday, April 11, 2009

lace colored eggs, meatloaf & mashed pototoes…….

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Happy Easter!

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Lace & Doily colored eggs. Wrap lace or doily around hard cooked egg tightly, twist-tie the end. Then place in a bowl of warm water, food coloring and couple tablespoons of white vinegar. Leave in until desired color. Unwrap and see what you made!

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I haven’t posted a recipe in a while so I wanted to let you in on the Best Meatloaf Ever! Not a pretty post, but oh sooooo good!

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees

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Two eggs beaten

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2 cups soft bread crumbs, two pounds ground beef

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About 1/2 cup chopped onion

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2 tablespoons cream style horseradish

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1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/4 cup milk or cream

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1/4 cup catsup, pinch of sea salt

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2 tablespoons sweet jalapeno relish (you could probably substitute with regular relish and cayenne pepper) Now for the ugly part ~ take off your rings and mix all ingredients together with your hands, moosh and smoosh and goosh until it is all nicely mixed.

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Form into a loaf and bake for approximately 1 hour 25 minutes

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About half the way through the baking ~ spread about a 1/4 cup catsup over the top of the meatloaf, continue baking

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The best meatloaf ever! Now for the mashed potatoes!

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Approximately 8 red potatoes, peeled (I like to leave some of the peel on for color, texture and vitamins)

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Cut into approximate quarters and boil in water (with pinch of sea salt) until they are tender, you will be able to pierce through them easily with a fork

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Drain, do not rinse. In a bowl, put 1/2 a stick of butter and 1/2 cup of sour cream and then pour the potatoes

over them to melt the butter

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Mash the potatoes and add about 1/2 cup of half & half (you can also use milk)

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Continue mashing and add salt and pepper to taste. I use sea salt and lots of pepper! Then grab the mixer and whip

until desired texture! Aren’t they pretty with scattered red skins throughout?! Now don’t forget, I am not much

of a measurer and don’t follow recipes much, so add a little of this or that in any amount that tastes good to you!

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Yum! Now that’s what we call comfort food! Happy cooking!!! ~ Cheryl :)

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