Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

As you all know I am not a Mother. But... I was raised by an amazing one and an amazing Grandmother at that. In honor of them I would like to share not one, but two recipes today. One from each. I hope they warm your heart and fill your bellys full like they have mine.

Lisa's Meatloaf ( my mom makes the best)

2 pounds of hamburger meat
1 small onion
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp of garlic
1 egg
1tbsp worchester sauce (important)
1-1 1/2 cup smashed crackers (saltines)
season to taste with Natures Seasoning or Mrs. Dash if you want to limit the salt.

Mix together all ingredients (use your hands, trust me). Place in a loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1-1 1/2 hours.

I always eat it with ketchup. Its amazing!

Grandma Emer's Peanut Butter Cookies (mouth watering)

NOTE: This is for a single batch. My mom and I always double it.

1/2 cup shortening (half butter or margarine, softened)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Mix throughly shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg. Blend flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. With fork dipped in flour, flatten in crisscross pattern to 2 inches. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set but not hard.

Should make 3 dozen cookes.

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