Monday, April 14, 2014

Working Christy's Graduation Celebration Slide Show + Meatloaf Recipe

I've spent the last couple of days working on the slide show for Christy's graduation celebration. How lucky Ellie and Christy are to have such a long lasting friendship.
Here's to celebrating a wonderful girl who has grown into a great young lady. It will be fun to see where life takes her next.

Traditional Meatloaf
via: Brittany's Pantry

1 lb ground chuck or sirloin
1 egg
1/3 c quick cooking oats
1 small onion, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 c your favorite barbecue sauce, plus more to glaze the top
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a shallow, oblong baking dish with foil and set aside. In a medium bowl, gently mix all the above ingredients together until well combined. If mixture seems dry, add 1 T of cold water or a bit more barbecue sauce. Don’t squeeze and overwork the meat or it will bake up tough. Place the mixture in the lined dish and gently shape into a ‘loaf’, pressing on it until it is a bit more flat, allowing it to cook faster. Pour a good amount of barbecue sauce over top and spread it all over with the back of a spoon. Let bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, depending on your oven and the fat content of the meat. It will be caramelized and brown and the juices bubbling out will be clear. Remove and set aside to cool for a few minutes before slicing.

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