Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Comfort Food

Do you have a comfort food?  For me it was always meatloaf and potatoes.  I have been trying to get more veggies into all of our food so, I tried a few new things with my favorite recipe.  The first thing I did was I tore up some spinach leaves and added it to the meatloaf.   I also wanted to take out the 1/2 cup of milk and I added in it's place sugar free apple butter.  Be warned, it was a sweet meatloaf, but it tasted very good.  My recipe already had brown sugar in it.  I found this meatloaf recipe in a church cookbook.  I like using recipes out of church cookbooks because you know the cooks have made them and liked how they turned out.

1 lb. hamburger
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp ground sage
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk ( I substituted apple butter)
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
Optional: I also added a 1/2 cup of torn baby spinach
1/4 cup ketchup
green pepper rings

Take all ingredients and mix well.  Then pour ketchup down the center of the loaf and top with several pepper rings.  Bake at 350 degrees for an hour.  

Here is a picture of it ready to go in the oven.

What is your favorite comfort food?
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xinex said...

This looks so good, Sherry. Thanks for the recipe....Christine

Sunny Simple Life said...

Sneaking in veggies is a great way to add them to your families meal. I get creative too and never mention a thing about it and they seem to never notice. Your meal looks so colorful and isn't is great to use the oven again and make those comfort foods?

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What is it about fall and food! This looks pretty yummy! My comfort food is bread!

Unknown said...

Sherry, looks devine. My favorite, is hard, but I would have to say pasta. I put anything that I can in my sauce. Especially love adding squash and zuccini along with the norm. My Mr. does not like meatloaf, maybe your's will be the ticket!

Leslie said...

This looks delicious! I think I would like the sweetness in this meatloaf. Good idea!

When I think of my favorite comfort foods, I think of buttery bisuits and gravy, homemade chicken pot pie and creamy potato soup, just to name a few! :)

Lynn said...

This looks great Sherry (even at 6:30 in the morning:@) My favorite comfort food is Meat Cakes, similar but made with dill and a brown gravy.

Denise said...

This looks delicious Sherry, especially on your pretty plate!! I have a favorite meatloaf recipe, as well, that I've used for years. It's my Mom's and it came from a community cookbook, very similar to a church cookbook. My favorite comfort food is probably homemade soup -- yum. Thanks for sharing the recipe and have a great day!

Denise at Forest Manor

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

How did you know I was just thinking about meatloaf for supper?

Anonymous said...

Oh, we love a good meatloaf dinner in our home too. I have the two cookbooks that my church put together when I was growning up. You know someone worked really hard typing up all of those recipes on a typewriter!! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Richard Cottrell said...

Fried chicken. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Sue said...

I love comfort food...just like mom made. I actually cook that way too about half the time. Other times, I'll do an interesting salad and piece of grilled fish. We love fruits and veggies. I actually would rather skip the meat! I do like meatloaf and this sounds yummy. My comfort food is probably chicken and dumplings, which my kids say I always fix with green beans and coleslaw.

Betty said...

I know what we are going to have for dinner tomorrow. You just make me hungry.

Linda said...

Comfort food is the best! Chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes with country gravy has to be my favorite...but we love our meat loaf here too! I never put milk in mine though...interesting!

Ivy and Elephants said...

With fall weather coming on, comfort food is what we all crave. Thanks for sharing such a yummy looking meal.

Kelly said...

Who doesn't love comfort food? Especially my hips! Ha! Can you come over to cook for us tonight? Sure looks yummy. I love getting recipe ideas off blogs.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am with you all the way...since I was a little girl...meatloaf is such a comfort food and a favorite!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are a smart one! What a delicious sounding meatloaf. I love the idea of getting more veggies into what I eat.
Please join ON THE MENU MONDAY and share this great recipe! Linky is up Sunday evening at 8:00
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The French Hutch said...

Sherry, you posted comfort food the day I served meatloaf and mashed potatoes. We use the same basic recipe and I always add ketchup on top. I always serve veggies as a side. A recipe both my husband and I grew up on and I still serve to my family. Delicious. Great post.

The French Hutch

Shannon said...

I'm a big fan of comfort food. Mine is my mom's roast beef or roasted chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy and veggies (providing she is the one cooking it for me!!!)

Thanks for linking up with Friday Food on MomTrends.com!

~Shannon (Food Channel Editor @ MomTrends)

Unknown said...

when you add the milk to the meat mixture, what exactly does it do for the meat? flavor, binding agent etc.? really just curious never have I used milk before. I have not made meatloaf in many years now wow I think we just might have this one day this week. Thank You so much for the wonderful recipes and history we all can see and read. I love the old days. Things might have been hard but the standards was different back then, Morals, values family was important, to work hard take care of each other every one then chores (as did I when I was a child) today most do not know what work is, or getting up before dawn to do chores go to school mind your ma and pa. not like today. thank you so much for the trip down memory lane. I am grateful for the wonderful life I do have now and when I was a child. God Bless!!

The Charm of Home said...

The milk makes a moist meatloaf. I have used several recipes where it called for milk. Thanks for your question.