Last night I made meatloaf. I used 1 lb. of ground turkey and 1 lb. of ground beef. I always add a couple of shakes of onion powder to the meat along with bread or cracker crumbs or oatmeal (whatever I have on hand), some salt, two eggs, some milk and a couple of squeezes of ketchup and 1 small squeeze of mustard. I bake it at 375 degrees for a little over an hour. After I remove it from the oven I spread a glaze of 1/2 cup ketchup, 2 teaspoons mustard and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Then I cover the meatloaf with foil while I get everything else on the table. We also had scalloped potatoes, peas and a tossed salad. For dessert we had brownies with a white frosting.
Dinner tonight was leftovers. When I reheat the meatloaf I put it in a frying pan with about 1 tablespoon of butter and let it brown on both sides. My family loves meatloaf and especially when it is leftover and I fry it in a pan.
It is zero degrees and the wind chill has been below zero. Meatloaf is just one of those comfort foods that tastes especially good on a cold winter evening.
As far as eating from the pantry and freezer, we're still going strong.