Rainy Day menu…

imageIt’s a rainy day in Michigan and we feel the need for some comfort foods.  Meatloaf, baked sweet potato and coleslaw for dinner.  Best meatloaf recipe..bar none.  Dare you to beat this one!  Moist,slightly sweet and homey.

Here it Is…The Best Meatloaf Recipe of All Time

1lb. ground beef 80/20 is best

1lb. ground pork

1slice of sourdough bread soaked in milk

1/3 C diced onion

1 tsp salt

1 tsp. pepper

1tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 egg 

1T ketchup plus more for squeezing on top

1t french dressing for squeezing on top

1t barbecue sauce of choice plus extra for top

Mix together all ingredients by hand except toppings.  Form mixture into loaf shape and top with extra ketchup and french dressing. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  Slice and serve.IMG_2530

Make sure to save enough over for a sandwich the next day!!  

And now, Rainy Day cooking (or not) Part 2!

Unchurned  ice cream and gelatos….so easy…

Coffee Gelato

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1C heavy whipping cream

1/2C whole milk

1tsp pure vanilla extract

1/3C espresso or very strong coffee

*Optional: 1T Kahlua, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec (depending on which you like)

pinch of salt

Beat whipping cream to soft peaks.  In separate bowl whisk together remaining ingredients.  Add whipped cream and mix until fully incorporated.  Pour into a freezer safe container and cover with plastic wrap that has been placed right on surface. Then cover container tightly and place in freezer for at least 5 hours.image

Coconut Ice Cream (unchurned)

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 can coconut milk (light coconut milk can be substituted)

1C heavy whipping cream

1/2tsp vanilla (if desired)

pinch of salt

Beat Whipping cream to soft peaks.  In seperate bowl combine other ingredients.  Add whipped cream and mix until fully incorporated and creamy.  Cover as above with plastic wrap and enjoy once set!IMG_2532
Even Sammy likes it!image

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