Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mmmmmmm Meatloaf

This is an absolute favourite in our house. We had 2 extra kids last night and they LOVED it as well as my 5.......try'll LOVE it!!!

900g lean ground beef
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup corn flake crumbs
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 egg white
1 tsp garlic powder

Mix together all of the above ingredients in a mixing bowl. Shape into a loaf and place on broiler pan. In the same mixing bowl mix together the following ingredients and spread over the entire surface of your loaf.

1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Bake at 375 for 50 minutes. Serve with veggies of choice but it's amazing with mashed potatoes!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Caramel Corn

1 cup butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup popcorn kernels

Pop your popcorn and put in large roasting pan. Keep warm until ready to pour caramel on top. Melt your butter over medium-low heat. Once melted add corn syrup, sugar and salt. Stir unitl boils. Take spoon out and let boil for 5 minutes. DON'T STIR. After the 5 minutes remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla. Stir until mixed in. Pour over popcorn and mix until covered. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Cool on wax paper and store in airtight container.

Clean the cupboard cookies

These have been a favourite cookies since I was a teenager. The recipe comes from a teacher/friends mom from church Robyn Brade. She is a great cook!!!Mine have never tasted as yummy as hers but I can't stop eating them when we have them in the house. Make won't regret it....

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 lb. butter or margarine ( 4 cubes)
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 eggs
6 cups flour
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 cups chocolate chips ( 1/2 semi 1/2 milk)
2 cups nuts (optional)
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup coconut
3/4 cup skor bits

Cream butter and sugar in LARGE bowl. Add eggs and vanilla. After creaming together add your flour, salt & baking soda. Mix well. Stir in oatmeal, coconut, skor bits and nuts. Roll into balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cookies still look uncooked when removed. Makes about 5 dozen.