Sunday, January 9, 2011

Meatloaf Comfort Meal

Gourmet Meatloaf

Combine in mixing bowl:
2 beaten eggs
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup vegetable juice
2 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
2 lbs. ground beef

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To finish meat loaf you need:
8 thin slices of ham and 6 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese

Place meat mixture on foil or wax paper. Pat into a 12X10 inch rectangle. Arrange ham on top of meat leaving a small margin around edges. Sprinkle cheese over ham. Starting at short end of rectangle, carefully roll up meat, using foil to lift. Seal edges and ends. Place roll seam side down in a greased 9X13 inch baking pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until juices run clear. Garnish with additional cheese before serving if desired. Serves 8. (is great leftover as a sandwich filling or reheated for dinner another night)

Cinnamon Carrots

For four servings (easy to double):
1 lb. carrots peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place carrots in a large deep skillet and just cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook 10 minutes until carrots are just tender. Drain and place in serving bowl. Stir in butter and cinnamon and serve.

Cooked corn or peas make for an easy additional side dish.

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