This weekend we are tasked with the duties of shuffling one of our teenage grand-daughters to her 3 part-time jobs. When we were getting the schedule set out she requested a certain menu for Saturday dinner. She told her Mom that she would need comfort food and “Nan makes great comfort food”.
What is comfort food you ask; well for her it is my meat loaf and slow cooker hash brown casserole. Much to her chagrin a salad also appeared on the table to balance out the meal. A small amount of salad found its way on to her plate and was dutifully consumed.
Once the meal was finished I announced that I cooked and she and the ‘old guy’ were on clean up duty; a small price to pay for a special request.
Below I have included the recipe from the Mary Moore cookbook, for the Hot or Cold Meat Loaf. I prefer it cold, sliced thin, served with mustard as a sandwich. Due to the cost of sausage meat I usually reverse the quantities for the sausage meat and ground beef.
Interesting enough this week my daughter-in-law asked for this recipe as my son had been telling her about how much he loved the cold version for sandwiches.
I hope in the distant future my family will still talk about my meat loaf and comfort food.