I knew I wanted to make meatloaf tonight and knew what I had seen my mom and dad put in it before, but I turned to my trusty old cookbook friend for exact guidance. Turns out my memory of the dish and the cookbook are really similar!
Here's the modified Joy of Cooking meatloaf recipe for a quick American dinner on a weeknight:
1 pound ground beef/mince meat
1-2 eggs, depending on how eggy you want it to be
1/2-3/4 bread crumbs
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
half a chopped onion or dash from a package of onion soup mix
I also like the suggestion of adding ketchup, barbeque sauce, mustard or horseradish to the mixture, though I usually just add ketchup or barbeque sauce on top.
I also will serve fresh green beans, french fries and have peanut butter cookies for dessert. I went all out for tonight's American dinner.
**Sorry for the lack of pictures but I used an older camera as my regular one wasn't around, and now all the pictures have come out fuzzy. When I make meatloaf again, I'll show you what it looks like! **