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Maude’s Meatloaf

1/3 cup of milk

1 cup of white bread, torn into small pieces

1 lb. ground chuck

1 lb. ground pork shoulder

1 small finely grated onion

2 large eggs, beaten

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard

2 teaspoons table salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon barbecue sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, mix milk with bread.  Add ground chuck, ground pork, onion, eggs, garlic, mustard, salt, and pepper.  Mix together gently with clean hands.  Lightly butter large loaf pan.  Form meat into loaf and place in large loaf pan.

Mix together ketchup and barbecue sauce.  Spoon sauce onto top of loaf.  Bake for approximately 70 minutes.  Allow to stand for 10 minutes after cooking.

 

Leftovers make great sammies!

Duchess Potatoes

2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes

6 large egg yolks, room temperature

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces, room temperature

1/4 cup heavy cream, room temperature

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease baking pans.

Wash and peel potatoes, cut into 1 1/2″ chunks, and place in a large saucepan.  Cover potatoes with 2″ of cold water and salt water when it comes to a boil.  Reduce heat to a low simmer for about 15 minutes.

Drain potatoes, return the potatoes to the pot, and mash until smooth.

While potatoes are warm, mix in egg yolks one at a time with a wooden spoon or spatula.  Make sure each yolk is completely mixed before adding the next.  Add butter, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir until mixture is smooth.

Transfer potato mixture into a piping bag with star tip and pipe 12 round mounds onto each pan.  Mounds should be about 2″x2″ and 2″ apart.  Sprinkle with cheese.

Place baking pans into oven and bake for 15 minutes.  Rotate pans and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Easy Ham Mac-n-Cheese

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons of flour

1 cup milk

1 cup shredded American cheese

2 cups hot cooked macaroni

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham

1 tablespoon horseradish

1 tablespoon yellow mustard

Preparation:

In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter; add flour and stir until smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk. Continue cooking, stirring, until sauce just begins to bubble and sauce has thickened. Combine sauce with cheese, hot cooked macaroni, salt, ham, horseradish, and mustard.  Pour into buttered casserole dish.  Bake at 350° for about 20 to 25 minutes.
Serves 4.