I had every intention of blogging yesterday, but I had a crazy trip home from Key West, so basically my holiday consisted of two naps on the couch and then an adventure in the snow to have dinner with my nieces, parents, brother-in-law, sister, and my super great co-pilot husband. It was well worth the journey as my nieces are smiling like crazy and getting cuter by the second. I didn’t know it was possible for them to get any cuter, but they really are so adorable. I just love when babies smile and Ellie and Rosie were smiling so much yesterday. I was also saying to my sister how I am obsessed with babies falling asleep in my arms. It is just so relaxing and they look so snuggly and peaceful. Ellie took a nap on me last night before I left and made me forget all about my wild ride home from Key West. My plane from Key West to Fort Lauderdale had multiple mechanical issues. First, we had a light that was not properly working and that was fixed and we were told we would be taking off. Then we had to get two new batteries because our batteries were malfunctioning. I was scheduled to arrive home late Sunday night, but unfortunately, with all the mechanical issues, I missed my connection home to NJ, so I had to stay the night in Fort Lauderdale. I made some nice friends on my flight. One couple was so nice and made sure I got to my room at the slightly scary motel before they went to their room. I thought it was so kind that they took me under their wing, as I was traveling alone and trying to figure out what was going on with our new itinerary. Thankfully, I had a nice quick 3 hours of sleep at the motel and then I got back on the plane and headed back to Jersey. Needless to say, I was thankful that I arrived safely and with no major issues, just a little hiccup along the way.
So now that, that is addressed, today, along with my co-blogger for today, Timmy (my parent’s Yorkie), I am going to share my favorite Turkey Meatloaf recipe. I like making turkey meatloaf because it not only tastes good, but it is also fairly easy to make. This recipe is one that I always use! I found it on this site: http://boysahoy.com/easy-no-fail-meatloaf/
Here is what you need:
- 2 pounds ground turkey, thawed (or used extra lean ground beef)
- 1 egg
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup milk
- 11/4 cup dried bread crumbs
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl combine the turkey, egg, onion, milk, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper (I use my clean hands to combine).
- Using hands form into a loaf and place in a lightly greased 9X13 in baking dish. Sprinkle top with another dash of salt and pepper.
- In a separate bowl combine brown sugar, mustard and ketchup. Pour over the top of the meatloaf, spreading evenly. Sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar over the top of sauce. Cover with foil and bake for about one hour or until cooked through.