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Meat Loaf

Not the singer...

I've made this a few times with a few variations. It's time to write it down.


Chili (Nov 2013)
This tastes pretty good. If you want it spicy... you'll have to spice it up some more. It's pretty mild.

Grape Pie


4 cups Sovereign Coronation grapes (fresh or frozen)
1 1/4 cup sugar

Chicken Lemon Rice Soup

Chicken Lemon Rice Soup


Wow!  This one was good!


German Potato Soup

German Potato Soup

1 onion, chopped
1 leek, trimmed and diced
2 carrots, diced
1 cup chopped cabbage
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
4 cups beef broth
1 lb potatoes, diced (don't make too small... you see why later.)
1 bay leaf
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 lb REDUCED SALT bacon.
1/2 cup sour cream

put everything except bacon and sour cream into a slow cooker.  Cook on high 4-5 hours, or low 8-10 hours, until potatoes are done.

Slow Cooker Chicken

3 Chicken Breasts
10oz can of Cream of Chicken soup
1 tbsp water
Dash of paprika
1 leek, trimmed and chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4c chopped parsley

Put everything in a slow cooker and cook until done. (8hrs on low?  Check the chicken for doneness)



Penne Fresca

Penne Fresca

This is a work in progress.  First attempt:

1/2 bag (1/2 pound?) Penne.
2 Roma Tomatos cut into 16 pieces each
1/4 large red onion diced
4 cloves garlic diced
fresh oregano chopped fine
White wine (1/4 cup?)
Olive Oil 3-4tbsp
Parmesan cheese
Kalamata Olives

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

1 lb. bacon. (500g package) Fried crispy, then crumbled
1 cup swiss cheese, grated.
1/2 small to medium onion, diced.
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)

1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream (whipping cream)

3 eggs
1/8 tsp ground pepper
pinch nutmeg

Unbaked pie shell

Mix bacon, cheese, onion and mushrooms together in a bowl, then put in an unbaked pie shell.

Beat together the eggs, pepper, and nutmeg.

scald (heat almost to a boil) the milk and cream.

Baked French Onion Soup

Baked French Onion Soup


2 oz butter
1 pound onions, sliced
1/2 clove garlic
1 teaspoon flour
4 cups beef stock
salt and pepper
2 oz gruyere cheese (used mozz)
1 tsp dijon mustard
4 slices french bread

Various Pickles

Cucs 1 - March 28 - 1L Jar
18g frozen dill
2 garlic cloves peeled, sliced in 1/2
1 TBSP pickling salt
1 tsp nosalt
20 mustard seeds
12 peppercorns
1 whole red chili about 2" not crushed
sliced up english cucs.
150ml 7% vinegar
125ml water

Beans - March 28 - 24 oz
12g dill
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp pickling salt
2/3 tsp nosalt
14 mustard seeds
8 peppercorns
1 smallish whole red chili
125ml water + 150ml 7% vinegar, not enough.
125ml water + 150ml 7% vinegar, used 150ml of this.

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