Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Whats For Dinner Wednesday 02/18/09

Meatloaf, Red Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Lima Beans


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 egg
1 dash ground black pepper
1 cup soft bread crumbs (you can also use stuffing mix or Canned italian bread crumbs.)
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup steak sauce, (e.g. Heinz 57)
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, salt, egg, black pepper and bread crumbs. Pour in the milk, 3 tablespoons of the steak sauce, onion and green bell pepper.
Place the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and shape into a loaf. Brush the top with the remaining steak sauce.
Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour or until done. Allow to stand 5 minutes before slicing.
Red Garlic Mashed Potatoes

8 medium red potatoes, cubed
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup half-and-half cream
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon steak seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Place the potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Add 1 teaspoon of the crushed garlic to the water for flavor. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork.
Drain the potatoes, and add the butter. Mash until the butter is melted. Mix in the half-and-half, sugar, steak seasoning, garlic powder and remaining garlic. Mix potatoes with an electric mixer until smooth.

Lima Beans

I steam the Baby lima beans in chicken broth. This is a very tasty lima bean recipe that is also low in fat.

cooking spray
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 (16 ounce) package frozen baby lima beans

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat, and spray with cooking spray. Saute onions until soft and translucent. Pour in chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Add lima beans, and enough water just to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, until beans are tender.


  1. Hi Monica!! This looks so yummy!! When do we eat?? :o)

    What a delight to hear Rascal Flatts on here!!
    My hubby's ring on my cell phone is Mayberry by them!! I think I'm going to change it to Brad Paisley's I'm Gonna Miss Her!! I think he'd get a kick out of it!!

    Sure do appreciate your bloggy friendship!!

    Have a great day!!

  2. Shelby ... step away from the baby.Kidding.Actually I am so flattered you would take the time to get to know us and check out what's going on in our little corner of the world.And .. from the looks of it ... there's a whole lot going on,wouldn't you say??Yes we think Zoey is pretty magical not to mention a miracle and our lives totally revolve around her.All Zoey,all the time.Your family is beautiful,your recipes look yummy and I need some serious help in that department.Thank you for coming by and for posting Zoey's button.That means the world to us.My sister lives in Houston and since my geography is a little to be desired,are you near her?I will certainly be back ...

  3. Hey there Heather!..I haven't been on the blog for a few days...I was so happy to find a comment from you.
    I told Shelby that we can't have Zoey...she said Darn! lol Gosh she is so cute...and is obviously a sweetheart. As I told you...she give me a really good feeling...God has many plans for that little doll baby.
    Your family will remain in my daily prayers.
    Stop by anytime!...I am getting started on this blog so slowly...I just haven't found my groove yet I guess...but I'm sure i'll catch on eventually. :)