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This is one of my favorite meals. It is also one of my husbands favorite, although I don’t think I cook it quite as well as his Mother but I think that is the story with most husbands. No one cooks like Mum.
This meal is cheap to make, tasty, you can make more than one at a time and freeze one and most family members like meat loaf. It is great with potatoes, corn, sweet potato, asparagus anything that takes your fancy. Per slice it is not too many calories.
If you are on a strict budget this is a great choice. You can put cold meat loaf on sandwiches or in a plastic container with salad for lunch. If there is only two or three of you, the leftovers can be reheated for the next nights meal.
Serves: Prep: 8min Cook: 1hr 5min Total: 1hr 23min
1 pound extra-lean ground round beef
8 ounces ground turkey breast
3/4 cup salsa
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup whole kernel corn
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup reduced-sodium tomato sauce
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium ketchup
1 teaspoon sugar
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, combine the beef, turkey, salsa, bread crumbs, onions, corn, egg, garlic, chili powder, cumin, pepper, and salt. Mix well. Form into a loaf. Place in a 9″ x 5″ no-stick loaf pan.
In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, ketchup, and sugar. Spread over the top of the meat loaf. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat loaf reads 160°F. Uncover and bake for 5 minutes, or until the top browns slightly. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
To freeze, remove the cooled cooked loaf from the pan. Wrap with a double layer of freezer-quality foil. To use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Bake the foil-wrapped loaf at 350°F for 20 minutes, or until hot.
NUTRITIONAL FACTS PER SERVING
CALORIES 149.7 CAL
FAT 3.5 G
SATURATED FAT 1.1 G
SODIUM 268.3 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 9.6 G
TOTAL SUGARS 3.1 G
DIETARY FIBER 1.5 G
PROTEIN 20.3 G
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Mothers Day is coming up quickly so the family needs to get their heads together and think of some things to make her day very special.
I know my favorite Mothers days were the one where the boys did something special. I loved getting breakfast in bed. I loved that they went and picked some flowers even if they were Bougainvillea and prickly. I loved that they hung around for the day instead of dashing off with their friends. It is really those little things that make the day special. It makes it memorable. We often went for a picnic on the beach, it was one day of the year that they really did make me feel appreciated.
On the other hand sometimes they feel that they need to buy or make something and that is ok too.
Here are some suggestions for inexpensive ideas.
1. Coupon Book;
The kids might like to cut out paper in the shape of coupons and write a promise on them. Example being, I will do the dishes in the evening for a week. I will massage your shoulders for 30 minutes. I will clean your car. Keep my room clean for a week.
These coupons can be made into a booklet type form. Cashed in by Mum at any time.
2. A Wall Hanging.
3. A Poem.
Hand print on a nice pretty paper a poem to your Mum. Write something straight from the heart.
4. Get a photo frame.
Find a picture of something you have all done recently and frame it. You can make frames from anything. Cardboard with your drawings on it, like flowers,stick on bubble wrap, sprinkle glitter on cardboard frame. There are many ways to make a picture frame at little or no cost.
6.Take Mum to the Movies
Use Pocket money to take your Mother to the movies. I am sure she will love it. Spoil her with popcorn
7. Magazine subscription
Get a 12 month subscription to her favorite magazine. That gift I find is well received.
For more great Mothers day gift ideas go to Bing.com