Monday, September 9, 2013

MAGPIE...Prompt #185



THANK YOU, Tess..at Magpie Tales


"Oh waiter, please, I'll have some meat loaf, and some mashed potatoes.  A lot please...and oh yes, ketchup, please.  Thank you, sir."


1946 MEAT LOAF & MASHED POTATOES

2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 deg. F.   Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, egg and seasonings in a large bowl.

Shape into a loaf on shallow baking pan.  Pour ketchup over top.

Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until cooked through.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.  Serves 8.


MASHED POTATOES

3 1/2 lbs. Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes.
1/4 lb. sweet butter, cut into small chunks.
1 1/2 cups milk or cream
Salt and pepper to taste.

Cover potatoes with cold water and bring to a boil in a large pot.  Cook until tender, about 40 min., and drain immediately.

Use a potato ricer or electric mixer to mash the potatoes.  Add the butter and half the milk or cream and mix to a smooth puree.  Add more milk or cream if necessary.  Season with salt and pepper.  Serves 10.


You can have this in an hour.  Butter....cream...yes!!  This isn't the Orient Express.

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20 comments:

poga poetry said...

I enjoyed this.....thnks for sharing

Helen said...

Lyn, I can hear the young boy asking for that meal ... reason enough for the porter's big smile.

Kutamun said...

No but it still seems to traverse China, mongolia , the urals , great lakes and st Petersburg , leftovers last the whole way !
I will try this
We have the India Pacific in Australia

Lyn said...

Hi poga poetry-
Glad you enjoyed..thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Rockwell really pulled me in...thank you so much...

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
Ah, the India Pacific...one can only dream! And do try this..All-American for ages!! Thanks...

Brian Miller said...

personally, i love meatloaf...its one of my fav meals....throw in some mashed potatoes and salty peas....yum....

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
As long as it's not served vertically...too fancy for me!! Peas,yes..thanks, Brian!

Kathe W. said...

hold the ketchup please! Fun take on the image.

Tess Kincaid said...

I'm leaving with a powerful craving...mm mm mmm...

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.-
I was always the ketchup one, my brother was the mayo on everything! But your way is good too!! Thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Thanks for presenting this temptation...can't resist!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Wow, this is the most delicious piece I have read in quite some time! More, please!!!!!!!!!!!

Carrie Van Horn said...

When is dinner?....Awesome recipe Lyn....I love meat loaf and mashed potatoes! Such a down home meal....a real comfort food to me!

Lyn said...

Hi Jerry-
Thanks..it's always time for this meal!!

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
Amazing how many folks love this..guess that's why it's lasted!! Thank you....

Margie said...

Yum!
What time is dinner?

~T~ said...

Ah, the comforts of home. Especially the Idaho potatoes. Yum!

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
Anytime you're around..what fun that would be! Thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi ~T~
Any excuse for potatoes! Thanks!

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