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Best Meatloaf

Best Meatloaf

Since Thanksgiving is next week I am cleaning out my freezer to make room for all the turkey and yummy foods that will be taking over in a few days. I had a package of ground beef I had frozen and forgotten about, so I thawed it out and made my delicious meatloaf. I have always loved meatloaf and now that I am thinking about it I want to eat the leftovers for lunch. It is super easy to make and fills your house with wonderful smells. I served this with fresh green beans, mashed potatoes and yeast rolls.

Best Meatloaf

2 pounds of ground beef (I used the extra lean meat)

1 large onion chopped

2 eggs

1 cup of milk

1/4 cup of worcestershire sauce

2 Tbs garlic powder

1 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp steak seasoning

1 1/4 cups of bread crumbs

Meatloaf sauce

2 cans of tomato paste

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1 Tbs worcestershire sauce

2 tsp prepared mustard

Preheat the oven to 350. Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl adding the bread crumbs last. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and form a log shape in the middle of the dish. Mix all the sauce ingredients together and cover the meatloaf with the sauce. Bake uncovered for an hour or until the internal temperature reaches 160. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!


Ultimate Mac-n-Cheese

Ultimate Mac-n-Cheese

My husband, Cody loves Mac-n-Cheese, he would probably eat it everyday if he could. I normally only make it for special occasions, but Cody wanted it for dinner and what Cody wants, Cody gets. So here is my ultimate Mac-n-Cheese recipe. Beware, its so delicious people will fight over the last serving.

Ultimate Mac-n-Cheese

1 box (14-16oz) of your choice of noodles (I used rotini)

1 stick of butter

1/2 cup of flour

3 cups of milk

1 cup of heavy whipping cream

1 tsp of salt

1 tsp of fresh cracked pepper

1/2 tsp ground mustard

4 cups of fresh grated cheddar cheese

1 pound of bacon, cooked and crumbled

2 whole chicken breast sliced really thin

1 1/2 cups of buffalo sauce

Cook the bacon and reserve the grease in the pan. While the grease is still hot toss in the chicken and toss it around until its fully cooked. Use tongs to take the chicken out of the grease. Put the chicken in a large bowl and toss it with the buffalo sauce and set aside.

Preheat your oven to 400. Cook and drain the pasta until al dente and set aside.

In a large pot melt the butter and whisk in the flour, salt, pepper and ground mustard. Whisk until there are no lumps. Pour in the milk and cream and bring to a boil. Keep stirring and Let it boil for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to med-low, keep stirring and cook 8-10 minutes. Add the cheese 1 cup at a time and stir until its all melted. Turn the heat off and add in the pasta and toss it until all the pasta is covered in the cheese mixture. Stir in the chicken.

Butter a large baking dish and pour the Mac-n-Cheese in and top with a drizzle of buffalo sauce. Cover it with the bacon crumbles and bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Enjoy!

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This can be made and stored in the refrigerator or freezer until you are ready to cook it. Its delicious! Happy Cooking!