Monday, September 27, 2010

Meat and Potatoes

A true man's meal, this is among Craig's favorites.

Meat Squares
I love to make this large batch and freeze at least half individually for later meals.

2 eggs, beat
1 can evaporated milk
2c oats
1c chopped onion
2tsp salt
2tsp chili powder
1/2tsp garlic powder
1/2tsp pepper
3lbs ground beef
2c ketchup (HFCS free)
1c brown sugar
2tbsp mustard
1/2c onion, chopped

Mix all meat ingredients in large bowl. Put into greased 9 by 13 and 8 by 8 square pan. Mix sauce ingredients and pour over top. Bake 1 hour, uncovered, at 325.
Cool slightly and cut into small squares.

Glenda's Brown Bread
Craig's favorite meal bread, and so easy to make! It has a slightly sweet undertone.

2/3c sugar
3T shortening
1/2c molasses
3c whole wheat flour
1c white flour
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2c buttermilk
Mix all ingredients. Bake in two greased loaf pans, 45 minutes on 325

Fresh Butter
The cow milk I buy is not homogenized, so the cream is always at the top, and the milk at the bottom. I like to scoop this cream off and make butter. It really is super easy, and you can use just regular cream from the store, too.
Place cream in blender and mix until it separates, butter from buttermilk. Scoop out butter, save buttermilk for bread. Squeeze butter dry by pressing against a sieve or using a cheesecloth. Mix honey or salt into butter. Use that day.

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