So here we go- this is another 2 for 1 - meatloaf and mashed potatoes - my all time favorite meal, usually I don't mess with this meal but these two recipes looked really good so I gave it a go and I really liked them and so did Chris!
First up - Company Meatloaf!
certain somebody would be very proud of me - just sayin')!
So here is the one I baked (well before I baked it) - I don't like pics of raw meat so I just didn't take any except this one - so I stuck it in the oven and baked it!
Now for the Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole!
I cheated and used "Potato Buds" - I LOVE MASHED POTATO'S so there was no way I could make homemade ones and not eat them immediately with a gallon of gravy so I just decided to cheat and use instant which is what some in this house prefer!
Well I have to say instant or not - this was AWESOME!
Usually I don't like people laughing at my food but he claims he just felt stupid posing with food and honestly I am just glad I got a picture with the food still on the plate - his doesn't stay there long!
And I do love it when he laughs!
1 lb. ground pork sausage
3 lbs. ground beef
1 T. dried sage
8 oz. tomato sauce
2 c. quick cooking oats, uncooked
1 .35 oz. pkg. onion soup mix
2 c. evaporated milk
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well. Shape into 2 loaves and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees; bake for an additional one hour, or until browned.
Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole:
5 1/2 c. mashed potatoes
1/2 c. milk
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
8 oz. sour cream
2 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Beat together all ingredients except cheese and bacon until smooth and creamy. Spoon into a lightly greased 13x9 baking pan; sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.