Mom's Meatloaf

1 1/2 lb ground beef

1 1/2 C bread crumbs
1/2 C milk
1 beaten egg
1/2 t dry mustard
1 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 C ketchup
1/4 C corn syrup

Combine milk, egg, worcestershire sauce, seasonings and crumbs. Let stand 5 minutes. Mix in beef (with your hands to mix well).

Bake at 350* for 1 hour.

Combine ketchup and corn syrup and brush onto meatloaf. Bake 15 minutes more.
image thanks to bfeedme.com

Baked Ziti

1 - 16 oz package ziti
1 - 26.5 oz jar prepared spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
6 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
6 oz sliced provolone cheese
1 1/2 C sour cream
1 pound ground beef
1 chopped onion
grated parmesan cheese (to taste)

  1. Brown ground beef and onion.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce, basil and oregano and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. As sauce simmers, cook ziti.
  4. In a buttered, 9x13 baking dish layer 1/2 ziti, provolone, sour cream, 1/2 meat suace, remaining ziti, moz and sauce. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
  5. Bake 350* for 30 minutes or until hot and melty.

Serves 8 heartily.

*image thanks to penzeysone.com

Baked Beans

1/2 lb. diced bacon
1/2 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped

1 - 16oz can kidney beans, drained
1 - 16oz can pork and beans, undrained
1 - 15oz can butter beans, drained

3/4 C packed brown sugar
1/2 C ketchup
1 T prepared mustard
2 T vinegar
2 T molasses

Fry bacon and drain pan. Remove bacon and brown beef with onion.

Combine all ingredients in crockpot, mix well and cook one hour on high. Then turn to low or "keep warm" until time to eat!

Whit's Delicious Garlic Herb Breadmaker Bread

Put into breadmaker:

1 1/4 C water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cloves minced garlic

Cover completely with:

3 1/4 C White Flour
1 T butter (cut up cold butter and put on the flour)
2 T sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1 1/2 teaspoon yeast

(can substitute with larger quantities of fresh herbs)

Bake on white bread, light crust setting.

Whit's Wheat Breadmaker Bread

Put into machine:

3/4 C Water
1/4 C Milk (evaporated is best)
1/4 C oil (vegetable or olive)
2 Tablespoons molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Cover water completely with:

2 C whole wheat flour (I grind the wheat and then sift)
1 C white flour
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons yeast

Bake on whole wheat, light crust setting.

Whit's White Breadmaker Bread

(Make sure you follow your breadmaker instructions because they could vary from this order)

Put into the machine:

3/4 C Water
1/2 C Evaporated milk (can sub. regular milk)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Cover water completely with:

3 C White Flour (not bread flour)
3 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cold butter cut up
1 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Bake on white bread light crust setting.

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