Wednesday, October 5, 2011

~what's cookin'?~

Hello friends!!

it's a blustery fall day here....
I think fall is officially upon is....
it started getting quite chilly
around here last night....

{I even turned the heat on in our bedroom for a minute.....
just after I shut the window....ha the power company
loves me......}

so for me...

rain + wind + chilly = comfort food

of course!

{no, we won't be eating hamburger gravy
over toast.....I'll spare my family
that little incident again....}

but I do believe I'll try these tonight!

one of my favorite comfort foods.....

but how cute is this?  meatloaf muffins?
I love this idea!
just a little different than the normal fare....

you can find the recipe here

I may try their recipe, but of course
my mom's is the best....ha ha ha....
very simple....

Mom's meatloaf:

1 1/2 lbs. ground sirloin
about a cup of crushed premium brand saltines
about 1/2 large onion finely chopped
2 or 3 eggs
a big squirt of ketchup
salt & pepper

get your hands in there & mix it all up!
for a "loaf" form into a loaf form and
then spread Heinz ketchup on top
and bake about an hour or so on 350.....
broil the last 5 minutes or so to give the ketchup
a nice brown glaze. yummmmmmmmy!

or if you want to do the muffins,
they only take 25 minutes to cook.....bonus!

and what would meatloaf be without

I personally love good ol' baked potatoes
with meatloaf......I like to smear butter on their
lovely brown skins & slide 'em in the oven bare....
makes the skin so crispy & dee-lish!

but I also love herb roasted potatoes
like these....quite yummy!

and my kids really love the herb roasted
potatoes too.....

I like to use red potatoes
or the fingerling types
you find at costco.....

quarter them
toss them with:
 olive oil
 2-3 cloves of minced garlic
fresh rosemary (about 1-2 tbsp)
salt & pepper

bake at 400 for an hour or so...
turn them half way through if you like
 and cook till they look
nice & golden & kinda crusty....:)

and with all the tight budgets everywhere~
what could be better than
 cooking up potatoes???

soooooo inexpensive and sooooo good!

Now, if I were being "good"
and trying to avoid all pumpkin pie-ish
types of desserts till
a good little "aspiring to be" jogger, shuffler runner girl should...
I would not even think of baking these

but, well, you is cold,
wet & windy....
what's a girl to do??

so here goes......from the Picky Palate

Cinnamon Toasted Pumpkin Pie Tarts.....
you can find the recipe here


seriously.....pumpkin pie is one of my top
five favorite foods.....

so there's dinner.
and then some....;)

Now it's time for me to get busy!

Hope your day is fabulous!



{all images via pinterest except pumpkin pie which
is from the picky palate}


Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey've made me hungry. One of my favorite meals is meatloaf too. But, I must have mashed potatoes and green peas with it! I think I'll make it with the muffin tins next (the edges are always the best!).

Great post, pictures and recipes....


Norma said...

Even though it's spring down here in Australia we're still having some surprisingly chilly days so I'm definately going to try out these potato wedges, I so love crispy oven baked veges. And I'd quite like to have that kitchen in the first picture to cook them in but we can't have everything so I'll just have to make do with the potatoes :)

Beach House Living said...

I'm going to get a snack now! Looks delicious. I tried the muffin style but most have don't something wrong.

I do make stuffing muffins for Thanksgiving; they were a big hit.

Anonymous said...

Yum!!! Thanks for the recipes, I think I'll make that for dinner! I love meatloaf and potatoes int he Fall!
Hope your enjoying the weather, its been raining here all day and I love it!!

It's me said...

What a yammie things !!...i like it.....sleep well...have a nice day

Anonymous said...

You had me at 'meatloaf'! And I made the potatoes, too! My kids loved them! Thanks for the idea! :)

Candylei said...

The meatloaf muffins look great! And the pumpkin tarts...they are so cute. I love your kitchen without cupboard doors, beautiful!

The Southern Fried Bride said...

New follower so happy to have found your wonderful blog!

debi said...

Oh, this post is yummy from beginning to end!

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