Certain recipes bring back memories!

Mom’s Recipes
My mother worked in the kitchen. I mean she really worked!! Sometimes making the evening meal (we called it supper in the South back then) could take up to three hours. Most of Mom’s recipes did not require a lot of ingredients. However, they did take time! Below are her meatloaf recipe and her squash casserole recipe. Both are great, both take time to put together and both take a long time in the oven!! I leave it to you to modernize and/or reduce the sodium, fat or transfats!!!

Mom’s Meatloaf
375 degrees 1 hour
1 lb ground beef
1 slice white bread, torn into small pieces
1 large egg, slightly beaten
A little milk
1 medium onion, chopped
¼ cup green pepper, chopped
½ cup ketchup
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Dash Tabasco or cayenne pepper
Enough ketchup to spread over top

Mix all ingredients well (may need to use your hands)
May prepare pan with cooking spray
Place in rectangle or square glass baking dish, at
Least 8”x8” (6”x8”?)
Pull loaf away from sides of pan using a fork and
Flatten the top.
Spread generous amount ketchup over top

Bake at 375 degrees for one hour.
Remove from pan or drain grease from pan
Before serving.

My sister says:

Mom always served her meatloaf with the best-
ever scalloped potatoes. When I was a kid,
I did not like cooked green peppers and I am
glad to say that I am over that. Mom would
save out some meatloaf mixed but before she
put the green peppers in. She would wall
off one end of the baking dish with aluminum
foil and put the loaf, sans peppers, in that
area and bake the rest of the loaf with peppers
in the rest of the pan. I guess there is a fine
line between being spoiled or just being made
to feel loved, but I felt loved.

Squash casserole:

3 cups yellow squash, but in slices
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup grated carrot
1 ½ sticks oleo
1 8 oz. package of herb stuffing mix

Stew the squash and onions until tender. Mash mix, sour cream and grated carrots together and combine with the squash. Cover with some of the stuffing mix. Bake 350 degrees for approximately 45 mins. Serves 12

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