Saturday, October 25, 2008

Monday Plan

Meatloaf can be good. Forget the frozen pressed meat, or should I say pressed ??? log. We are using real food here.

for 1 loaf
1 1/2 lb ground beef
1 egg
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 c ketchup
onion, finely chopped
green pepper, finely chopped
1/4 - 1/2 c milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c oats
1 c bread, torn up
1 1/2 tbsp sweetener of your choice I like agave or honey
Add all this to a bowl and well, mix it up but a rough mix. We don't want it all mixed up good or mush. Bake at 350 for 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Top with this the last 10 minutes:
1/2 c ketchup
3 tbsp sweetener of choice
2 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp chili powder

High Fructose Corn Syrup. Know what it is? Well look it up and all the bad things it does to your body. Now look at your ketchup bottle. See it? Why oh why do they have to put it in ketchup? I make my own now. Here is the recipe. You are very welcome.

12 0z can tomato paste
1/2 c apple cider vinegar
1/2 c water
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
Whisk all together. If your family is hooked on the sweetness of bottled ketchup you can use some maple syrup or some other sweetener. Each time you make it use less sweetener and they will eventually be use to it with out any at all.

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