Sunday, September 28, 2014

Auntiejanes Meat Loaf


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • ¼  cup chives
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp. mustard
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • Italian sausage ( 2 links)
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, beaten slightly
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
  • Mix all in a bowl
  • Put in a loaf pan pat down and cover with a table spoon of ketchup
  • Plus 1 tbsp. brown sugar

Bake 350 for about 1 hour
Mashed potatoes and gravy  goes nicely with the meatloaf.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Homemade Seasoned Salt

Nice idea for stocking stuffers!


2 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


Combine together, in a bowl. Mix  well.  Pour into spice jars 
Keep some for yourself and make double batches for gifts.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Freeze for winter

Just because fruit has a few bruises does not mean they cannot be cut up for the freezer.
You can buy a bag of fruit for a couple of dollars then put them away for a pie or smoothies and they taste great in the winter.

I lay the fruit on cookie sheets then into the freezer for 20 mins.then into plastic bags.  

Enjoy all winter 

Apple Sauce

Made from the Heart

New apples are available now.

So fresh in taste and enjoy this taste all through the winter months.
I make apple sauce freeze some for pies and keep some for eating.
When making sauce I always use at least three types of apples.
Golden delicious, Gala and Macintosh makes a good combination.
Not much sugar is needed as the apples are already sweet, I add a bit with some water,
taste before adding too much sugar.
Some like cinnamon but we like the fresh taste of just the apples.