Hi everyone! I'm very excited to be taking on this new gig,
writing about family meals. I am looking forward to sharing some
great recipes, and also letting you all in on the secret treasures
here in Chicago for family meals outside the home.
Since this is my very first post, I thought it would make sense
to start with old faithful: my famous meatloaf. This meatloaf
is so good that the recipe is actually printed on the back of every
one of my blog business cards. I've had lots of friends and family
try this meatloaf for themselves, and they all rave. Even the kids.
Even the PICKY kids.
The secret to this meatloaf is the horseradish. Now, I know.
Your kids are picky. They hate anything spicy. Right. I know. Trust
me. This recipe is a great way to sneak in a complex flavor without
kids realizing what's up. They'll just taste deliciousness. They
won't taste horseradish. And, lo and behold, their tastes will
slowly but surely evolve into something a bit more complex.
Combine everything together in a large bowl using your hands
(This is the most important part. I honestly believe that it is
impossible to make good meatloaf using a spoon.)
Place in a 9 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 90
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