Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Best Meatloaf Ever

A few people asked me for my meatloaf recipe because I made mention of it on another post (on our family blog). So here it is!

1/2 C Ketchup
1/3 C brown sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp mustard

appx 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
3 slices of bread, crumbled through food processor (or blender)
1/4 C chopped onion
1 egg, beaten
1 cube beef bullion, crushed
2 Tbsp lemon juice

- Mix all glaze ingredients together.

- Combine all loaf ingredients, plus 1/3 cup of glaze. Mush all together until evenly mixed.

- Shape into a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.

- Pour off fat from pan and spread remaining glaze on top of loaf. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until center of loaf reaches 160 degrees.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Mango Salsa Chicken

I have a new love. Mango salsa from Costco. Oh my gosh, I can eat it by the spoonful like soup. Cody had a great idea to use it as a marinade for chicken. But I took it a step father and used it as a sauce for chicken in the crock pot. YUMMY!!!!! And this is the simplest recipe on earth and relatively low in fat.

Take 5 chicken breasts and smother then with salsa in the crock pot. Cook it on LOW for 3 hours. Depending on the size of the breasts it may take a little longer, but check it after 3 hours. Once it is done sprinkle grated [cheddar] cheese over the top while it is still in the crock pot (enough to cover the top), then replace the lid. Once the cheese is melted it is ready to go! I served it over rice and let me just say, holy wow. I scooped out LOTS of salsa chunks onto the rice and the chicken was so tender and juicy. It is almost a meal in itself!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

January Pages

I've set a goal for the year to scrapbook at least 4 layouts/pages from the previous month. So the first day of February I printed off all of my January pictures and I have given myself the whole month to get my pages done. I figure this is a great way to keep up on them. These are the ones I have done so far. I am working on 2 other layouts right now. Sorry about the glare on the pictures. I haven't figured out how to make it not do that even when they are not in plastic sleeves.





February Card Swap- Part II


Here are the cards I got from the swap this week. Everyone had such great ideas! The 3 tier cake card is actually fabric and it is really cool.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

February Card Swap


These are the cards I made for tonight's card swap. The theme is "birthday" (if you couldn't tell). The bows on them were a pain in the neck but I like how they turned out.