Fun Fact

Someone put chewing gum where it shouldn't be? Vinegar to the rescue! It dissolves gum, yes, it does! Use white vinegar and heat it first. Then saturate the chewing gum with the vinegar. Give it time to soak and then wash with warm, soapy water. Look, it's gone!

New Recipe

Miranda's Meatloaf (This recipe may even replace your old favorite.)

1-1/2 pounds ground beef (can use some turkey)

1 cup bread crumbs

1/3 cup green bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon each dry mustard and celery salt

1 egg, beaten

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup milk

Glaze: 1/2 cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 tablespoon honey, dash each of Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. (This glaze is so good, that I make double the amount.)

Directions: Mix ingredients for glaze, and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook onion and bell pepper in small amount of butter until softened. Add garlic and cook about 1 minute longer. Let cool.

In another bowl, wisk together the egg, brown sugar, salt, pepper, celery salt, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, half of the milk, and half the glaze mixture.

In a large bowl, place ground beef, and add bread crumbs and cooked onion, bell pepper, and garlic mixture. Also add egg mixture. If mixture sticks to bowl, add more of the remaining milk, a little bit at a time, until mixture does not stick. Do not overmix!

Form into loaf in a baking pan. Bake approx 1 hour. (When meatloaf is about half finished, put the remaining glaze over the top of the loaf).

IF you have leftovers, take a meatloaf sandwich for lunch the next day!

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