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January 16, 2010

As in the thing no-one likes to have for dinner not the band that will do anything for love but not THAT…which incidentally does not mean eating meatloaf.

You may have heard of the saying:

“You can’t make a bad meat loaf better by making it bigger or leaving it in the oven longer.”

Evidently, you can’t make a toddler eat meatloaf/her dinner by leaving her in her highchair longer either.  Because this is what happens:

Here is a good recipe for meatloaf originally a Better Homes and Garden recipe, of course modified by me, to be healthier, and with Dave’s secret sauce recipe for topping.


1 roll of ground turkey or 1 pound

1 egg

1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs

1/4 cup milk, beer or apple juice (I think I have tried all and they are equally good)

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1  peeled carrot finely shredded or chopped

1 celery stick finely chopped

2 tbsp fresh or dried parsley, sage, thyme, basil or oregano (whatever you want)

1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper

2 tbsp ketchup

1 tbsp Ketjap Manis – Indonesion sweet soy sauce (This is my secret ingredient which isn’t so secret to all Sabans who put it in everything)

1.  In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir or get your hands dirty and mush them all together.

2.  In a shallow baking dish or loaf pan, pat mixture into the shape of a loaf, hence the name ;0)

3.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven about 50 minutes.

Top with Dave’s Indian BBQ sauce (it will be a secret until an upcoming post so stay tuned)

Makes about 4 servings

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Katie Bodily permalink
    January 18, 2010 9:20 am

    Yeah, the meatloaf looks good and all…but I’m salivating over your awesome brussel sprouts! You totally got me hooked on them.

  2. Rebecca F. (from Saba) permalink
    January 24, 2010 3:59 pm

    I’ve been waiting for the special sauce recipe…..

    While I’ve been waiting, I’ve been looking at your beautiful daughter. Boy she is adorable.

    And can you share what you do to your brussel sprouts to make them so awesome?


    (Brian’s wife – with the two little girls that lived across the street:)

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