Comfort Food {Meatloaf & French Apple}

How about if we start off the weekend with some yummy recipes?

On today’s Menu:

BEST Meatloaf EVER

and for dessert (& maybe for breakfast & a snack & maybe for lunch):

French Apple Cake (with whipped cream – of course)

Yesterday afternoon – after taking in all the wonderful fall bounty from Rhoda’s fall y’all party – I was inspired to fill the homestead with the smells of fall.  As a side note as a result of this party -- I’ve also – strangely for me – been saying y’all all day long…which fits great in Alabama but people are looking at me a bit strangely up here in the northland!!   But I think it’s cool - so there….y’all!

Ok – so let’s start of with the MEATLOAF.  When I was growing up – this was THE requested comfort food.  The code-name of this recipe was Spiderman Meatball so that my little brother would eat it – did the trick & the name stuck so now even my little ones call it that. 

Ok here goes:

Start of with about 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef (for my family of four & we then have some leftovers)

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Tear up soft bread into bits (I usually user 4 or 5 slices & I use up the heel, etc – also can use extra hot dog or hamburger buns, etc.)

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Mix with 2 eggs & season to your taste with salt & pepper

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Spray a dutch oven (covered pan) & form into a few smaller loaves (otherwise known as huge Spiderman meatballs -  remember?)  These are a little bigger than my hand for perspective.

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Then pour a can of tomato sauce over the top – put the lid on the pan

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and place in the oven with your baking potatoes at 350 degrees for about an hour and 15 minutes or so.

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and you get yummyness --

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Ok -- on to the main course – { dessert! }

My wonderful neighbor brought over some fresh picked apples & I made use of them right away.

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Peel, peel, peel.  Do you see my peeler there – took some getting used to but I LOVE IT – makes it WAY quicker to peel than via paring knife or older peeler versions

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My girlie was helping to prep the apples but it got a little scary with the wielding of the old dull peeler so we switched jobs & she helped stir, etc.

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About 6 or 7 cups of peeled, thinly sliced apples get placed in a sprayed 9 x 13 pan

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Filling:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup half & half

2 T. softened butter

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

2 eggs

3/4 cup bisquick mix

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French Topping:

1/3 cup brown sugar

3 T. firm butter

1 cup bisquick mix

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Mix that all up with pastry blender & sprinkle over the apple/filling

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Bake at 350 for about 1 hour.

Enjoy these taste of fall – Have a great weekend – y’all

Chat soon -

Northern Cottage

4 comments:

  1. Yummo! Love the meatloaf, a bit different that the way I make it so I definitely want to give it a try. The apple dessert has my mouth watering. Thank you for sharing!

    Happy Fall!

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  2. We had meatloaf this week actually! And baked apples with different meals over the last two weeks. LOVING them!

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  3. Hello friend! Oh, I am drooling over the photos of the meal you served. I love all comfort foods...meat and potatoes are my fave. And that dessert looks so yummy. Apple dishes are the BEST this time of year! And that peeler - how cool is that! Thank you for sharing, and happy holidays.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  4. I made meatloaf Tuesday! Love it for leftovers. Will have to try that apple dessert. cherry

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