I am just waiting for the sun to dry the grass so I can cut it. I am as of 7:30 am baking a frozen cherry pie.
I am also making meatloaf in my slow cooker (a.k.a. crock pot). I put two pounds of ground beef, one pound of breakfast sausage (the kind sold in a log like Jimmy Dean), one envelope of (dry) onion soup mix, one cup of (plain) bread crumbs, one (chicken) egg and one half a cup of ketchup. The Ketchup in the mix helps with the moister as well as adding taste.
I mix them in that order mixing the meats first then the dry stuff (onion soup then bread crumbs) and finally the egg and ketchup. I then shape it into a log and put it in my slow cooker. A thin layer of Ketchup goes on top then it cooks on low for eight hours. So, around 4pm we will have meatloaf. By cooking it this way it gets that oven crust while also getting the benefit of the slow cook. It also allows me to cook such a meal without heating the oven in the heat of the day.
I am going to post the second part of Candice’s story in chapter 5 just as soon as I can. Think of it as out of the frying pan into the fire sort of entry. I am writing side one of my two-sided story right now and if possible, I will post it today (not promising anything). The first story revolves around an after-prom party and gun play. The protagonist had a bad day at a pool party earlier that year.
Below in the Read More section of this post is a recipe for the meat loaf in a traditional form. if you try it I hope you like it. if you like hot sauce replace the half a cup of ketchup with your favorite hot sauce just don’t add a whole half a cup or you could lose the flavor of the onion soup mix. I have found siracha or (four tablespoons of) a smoky Tabasco works well.
Sorry about how long this post is. Thank you for your time and enjoy.
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Slow cooker Meatloaf
*You can change this with your favorite hot sauce just don’t add a whole ½ cup because it may lose the flavor of the onion soup mix. I have found the ¼ cup of siracha or 2 tbs. of smoky Tabasco work well.
Michael Collins is a Delivery Driver and an amateur writer living in Lakemore, Ohio
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