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I’m excited to be taking part in the September Fall Crawl, originated by Marilyn at The Artsy Girl Connection. Each day, myself and all the ladies involved in the crawl will share a DIY tutorial on a fall inspired
item we created. We will also note where we are along the line and what’s
featured at the blogger of the day’s creative space per a sneak peak picture. So, grab a sweater and crawl along with us and see what’s crafting or cooking with my fellow bloggers! Grab the button above too so you can keep track!
Fall Crawl Schedule
Sept 19th – Marilyn - http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/
Sept 20th – Kellie – http://happybabychronicles.com/
Sept 21st – Letty – http://bellavidabyletty.blogspot.com/
Sept 22nd – Lorie – http://www.readingconfetti.blogspot.com/
Sept 23rd – Abby – http://dirtontherocks.com/
*Abby’s will also include our 1st blog hop Linky Party
Sept 24th Tracy – http://tracycooksitright.blogspot.com/
Sept 25th – Kimba – http://kimbas2cents.blogspot.com/
Sept 26th – Jacqueline - http://mukweto.blogspot.com/
Sept 27th – Jillian – http://FoodFolksandFun.blogspot.com
Sept 28th – Kim&Lars http://larskim.com/
Sept 29th – DEIA http://loveandtangles.blogspot.com/
Sept 30th – Meli – http://melifaif.blogspot.com/
October 1st – Renee – http://renee-joyjourney.blogspot.com/
*Renee’s will be our Second blog hop /Linky Party
October 2nd – Giveaway & thanks to all that joined us in on the crawl!
Since I’m not the craftiest person (my husband is the seamstress of the house, so when he’s away…I either take the repairs to the dry-cleaners or wait until he comes home!), I opted for a fall recipe.
With fall comes comfort foods! On those crisp fall evenings, nothing hits the spot like a good meatloaf! My mother in law taught me this meatloaf recipe, so I can say it’s officially good old southern Virginia home cooking! As such, this meatloaf will literally feed an army! Be prepared for LOTS of leftovers.
2 lbs of lean ground beef (I prefer grass-fed, it tastes better!)
1 box Savory Herbs Stove Top stuffing
16 oz (1 roll) breakfast sausage, mild flavor (I use Tennessee Pride, but any mild sausage should work)
1 medium green pepper, diced
1 medium red onion, diced
1 cup milk
2 cloves garlic.fresh minced|
1 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
Set oven temperature to 350 degrees. Get a large bowl and mix all the ingredients together. Another great idea is to get your kids involved with this one. For some reason, they LOVE getting their hands into the mushy mess while mixing the meatloaf. I gladly pass off these duties every time I get the opportunity! Put in a large loaf pan (you may need a couple of loaf pans, which is perfectly fine-bake and freeze!). Mold into a “loaf” shape as best you can, ensuring it’s even size to ensure even cooking. Place in the oven for 1 hour.
I’m going to warn you…this smells soooo good while it’s cooking. Your husband will think you are superwoman for managing to fix such a hearty homecooked meal after tending the kids or sitting through grueling meetings at work all day. This is super easy to make, but tastes like you put a lot of effort into it.
A good compliment to the meatloaf is a side of mashed potatoes (or brown rice if you’re watching your waist line) and your favorite vegetable.
Hope your family enjoys this meatloaf as much as mine does!
Next stop is: Bella Vida by Letty
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