1lb hamburger meat
1 beef bouillon cube
1 c. boiling water
Approximately 1 c. Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix (whichever kind you like)
1 med. onion minced
1 pkg. Lipton onion soup mix
1 small can mushrooms (drained)
1 TBSP. Worcestershire Sauce
1-2 TBSP. Parmesean Cheese
Add beef boullion cube to 1 c. boiling water. Set aside.
In a large bowl, crumble up raw hamburger meat. Crack the eggs into the meat and mix by hand. Then add the onion, onion soup mix (dry), mushrooms, Worcestershire Sauce and Parmesean and mix by hand until all is incorporated.
Once bouillon cube is dissolved in boiling water, mix with a spoon. Then add stuffing mix until it is the consistency of a fairly wet stuffing. Then add to meat mixture. When all is thoroughly mixed, put into a 9x13 Pam sprayed baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and drain any grease and then cover top with ketchup. Return to oven for 10 more minutes. Remove and let set about 10 minutes before serving. This is awesome when hot and great the next day for cold meatloaf sandwiches or rewarmed for leftovers. It is my favorite meatloaf of all time.
5 lbs. potatoes peeled, boiled and mashed or 8 cups instant mashed potatoes made per directions. (This is one recipe where instant potatoes are awesome)
1 large onion diced
6 hard boiled eggs chopped up
1 small-med. jar of sweet gherkin pickles chopped up (reserve juice)
1 1/2 c. miracle whip
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Paprika (if desired)
Put mashed potatoes in a large bowl. Add onion, eggs and pickles and mix thoroughly. In a med. size bowl, add miracle whip, sugar, pickle juice and vinegar. Mix until dressing consistency. (Tweak it to your liking. More or less of any ingredient is fine, just give it a good dressing consistency). Mix the dressing into the potatoes. When thoroughly combined add salt and pepper to taste and if desired, sprinkle the top with Paprika. Put in the refrigerator to chill. This is so good with burgers, hot dogs or just about any kind of summer time fare. It is best when chilled 2 or more hours.
Well...there you have it. While I realize that meatloaf and potato salad are an acquired taste to many and even if you like them.....most have their own versions they like, I encourage you to try these two anyway and as always....let me know what you think.
Here is hoping that your Monday is full of happiness and joy and doesn't turn out to be anything at all like a typical Monday. Have a great day!