Btw for anyone who is going to tell me that last comment was disrespectful, has NO idea the relationship I have with my mom. She would shake her head and say "CAH-RIS" yes in 2 syllables and then just laugh.. So no worries. My mom and I butt heads on a regular basis, but at the mature age of 83, even on the phone I can tell when she wants to say something, but just knows to zip up. I do the same. ALTHOUGH I am a bit more persistent, hopefully by the time I am her age, I will have matured. I love her with all of my heart, and I will embarrass her, make her laugh, make her wonder if I was really switched at birth and her biological child is out there somewhere, and hug her and did I mention love her, forever!
As a kid and young adult I hated meatloaf. I swear, if it wasn't meatloaf it was roast beast every Sunday. And God bless you mom but those roasts, were so dry, even the poor bay leaf on top was screaming for a drink. Her recipe doesn't call for ketchup but I was sure she always used to put it on top. I also think she used to triple this recipe because there is no way one loaf pan of meatloaf would cover 12 mouths! One of my sisters, #3, had her write her recipe out and then gave each of us kids, a towel she had the recipe printed on. How cool??!?!
This meatloaf has only a few ingredients, and it may be close to some of your recipes, or seem like it would be a little blah, but it has great flavor and even if it didn't, it is my moms, you better love it too! My brother Jimmy, dreams about this stuff, he is coming next weekend and I think I will surprise him with a meatloaf!
Easy as it is, here it is!
2 lbs ground beef (I use VERY lean since the sausage has a lot of fat) ALSO her recipe says 3lbs, she has corrected it to 2.
1 lb pork sausage
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup milk
1 1/4 cups saltine cracker crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
So, from my mom's 7X10 kitchen to yours.................enjoy this special recipe that she nourished us with for years and years. Love you ma!
PS. Phone verification, yes, she did put ketchup on top. I KNEW it! I don't like it that way so, no harm over there!