I ended up going to the store for some meal ideas.... and that of course involves getting out on the roads. The roads aren't in great shape. Quite a few cars in the ditch. I hopped in the ol' ranger... fired it up, popped it into 4WD and took off. While that truck has no business being on the road in anything more than a light mist in 2WD, in 4, she's as sure footed as a mountain goat. Absolutely no problems getting around. Bring on the snow, Ma Nature... me and the Truck are ready for it.
Of course, a snowy day calls for comfort food. And what is more comfort-foody than meatloaf?
1.5 lbs of ground beef
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup milk
1 beaten egg (take that, egg!)
1/4 onion (recipe calls for 1/2 onion or equivalent dried, I don't like that much onion)
Spices: Salt, pepper, a little garlic, parsley, worcestershire...I also put in some sage, and some mrs dash.
Knead it all together to a common consistency.
Dump it in to a loaf pan.
Coat the top in ketchuip.
Cover the ketchup in rashers of BACON (because bacon makes everything better)
Bake for at least 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
It will be served here with some mashed spud and green beans.
Oh and it makes a wicked sammich the next day.