Monday, September 14, 2009

Best Meatloaf Ever

Okay, so I know meatloaf doesn't have the greatest reputation. I never had it growing up, so when I got married I decided to try it. I have tried a few recipes, and this is by far my favorite. So I had to share it! Not only is it good, but it is cheap and easy. All three are requirements for recipes around my house.

Incredibly Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound Colby cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup ketchup (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl, mix the turkey, milk, bread crumbs, and eggs by hand. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the cheese cubes into the mixture. Transfer to a loaf pan, and top with ketchup.
  3. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).
*So, the only things that I did different were, I seasoned the turkey with some garlic salt. And I used Cheddar cheese instead of Colby because that was what I had. (Be sure to do it in cubes) Lastly, instead of ketchup I spread a tangy BBQ sauce on the top of the meatloaf before I baked it. And I baked it for 1 hr and 15 minutes and it was perfect! So good, so easy. Be sure to mix all the ingredients with your hands. (Take your rings off) Let me know if you try it and like it!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Labor Day

We had a nice time this Labor Day. We hiked to the top of the Castle Rock, which is our town's namesake landmark. It is just a couple of blocks from our new home. It is a great hike, just about a mile. Perfect for the boys to do on their own.

The view from the top of the trail is beautiful! You can even see our house, and the boys think that is so neat!

We have hiked this once before, a couple of weeks ago. But this time we went with our cousins, and they had fun exploring together.

Then, once you get to the top of the trail, if you are brave and daring (like Casey) then you can rock climb to the very top of the actual Castle Rock. So, Crystal, Seth, and Casey helped take all the kids to the top. Except for Fayth of course. And then Crystal watched Fayth while Casey took me up. It was fun! And I am very grateful to live in such a beautiful place!