My mother and I generally have meatloaf for Thanksgiving. It’s a non-traditional meal in this area, (traditional=turkey) but we enjoy having it. You can make it as large as you want by adapting the ingredient amounts; the recipe we use doesn’t take anything we don’t usually have on hand, and there’s leftovers for the next day, (YUM!) so one meatloaf gives us a couple meals. As the saying goes, “It works for us.” I am getting hungry for meatloaf just thinking about it!
1 pound ground meat (we use ground beef)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 2/3 cups evaporated milk
2 cups bread crumbs
Mix meat, egg, salt, onion, milk, and bread crumbs. Turn into a well-greased baking pan, shape into a loaf and bake 30 to 45 minutes in a moderate oven (350° F.) Yield: 8 to 10 servings.
There are many recipes for meatloaf around; we rely on this one. It’s simple, as plain a recipe as you can get, but it always turns out well.