My friend Pam over at Pa-Blam was tagged in a blogging world party game called 5 Things Meme. She was supposed to tell us 5 things about herself that you most likely don’t know and tag 5 more people. It made her so nervous to tag others, she just told us to consider ourselves tagged. In an effort to keep her from having seven years bad luck……..no wait, that’s a chain letter right? Do they even send chain letters anymore? Or is that breaking a mirror? Oh……..back to The 5 Things, I’m going to list mine and then trust that you will pass this along on your own blog, if you are a blogger.
1. I am a 6th generation only-child and college graduate, although I am the first female. Top Girl makes a 7th generation. (The boys are my step-sons)
2. I had a pet rooster named Tuffy who would do the Watusi whenever I played 50’s music in the chicken barn…..yes, our chickens had their own barn that was nearly as big as our home, plus an acre to run around on.
3. I got my first motorcycle at age six. Here’s a picture of Mother Kalamity on her motorcycle in front of my grandparent’s home. Check out her hair and coat!
4. I slept with Mrs. Beasley for many more years than most kids sleep with a stuffed animal or doll – in fact, my parents worried about it but never said anything.
5. I love bluebirds!
Okie – dokie, we are done. Now on to the recipe which is Mother Kalamity’s – mother can make a few really great dishes and this is one of them. It is not a dense or heavy meatloaf, it is loose. She has made it the same way my entire life and now I make it that way too. We eat it about twice a year and Saturday night was one of them. Sunday was my favorite part: Meatloaf Sandwiches!
1 ½ pounds ground beef
1 Cup milk
½ a sleeve crackers crushed
½ cup chopped onion
1/3 cup green pepper
2/3 cup Ketchup
1/3 cup Salad Oil
½ teaspoon each; salt, pepper, cumin
Mix it all together lightly because if you “handle” it too much, it will be tough.
Form into a loaf, cover with more ketchup if you like
Cover with foil and bake at 375 F for 45 minutes and then uncover and continue baking for about 30 more minutes – but keep watching and don’t let it burn!
Put meatloaf out and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
The next day, slice leftovers, grill a bun, add the accouterments and enjoy!