The Humble Meatloaf recipe revisited


When I was at secondary school I had my first cooking lessons in Home Economics, it was fantastic, a whole classroom had been kitted out into mini kitchens and we worked two to a kitchen. 

I am sure that all of my class would be able to make the basic recipes that we learnt in those afternoon lessons, one of the first recipes we were ever given was a meatloaf recipe and it dawned on me the other day what a great staple this is for the summer as meatloaf can be eaten hot or cold, with sauce and vegetables on a plate or it makes the perfect picnic snack cut up into bite size pieces.

meatloaf ingredients

I took a look at my 1980’s basic recipe of mince, onion, egg and breadcrumbs and I took it one step further to make it even more tasty. I’m really pleased with the outcome and can assure you it is still as simple as it always was and cooks in an hour in the oven.

meatloaf recipe

I’m sure you can adapt it too to include your favourite ingredients

I’m including this recipe in the Morrisons ‘Light Summer Family Meals’ category

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Disclosure: This post is an entry for the #MorrisonsMum Summer Recipe eBook Challenge sponsored by Morrisons, which has recently cut prices on over a thousand every day products. Find out more here price checker tool

Banana and walnut teabread

banana and walnut teabread

After our recent Butlins long weekend away I returned to find all the bananas in the fruit bowl looking very mottled indeed, husband won’t take them into work if they’ve started to turn as the journey mashes them up too much and the girls don’t like the look of them so I have to come up with ideas to get around this without chucking them in the bin.

When dad passed away my brothers and I went over to his flat to go through his bits and pieces, sort out what we each wanted to keep and get rid of the rest. It was a sad job as any child who has lost a parent knows and it took up the best part of a day. One of the rooms I covered was his kitchen, I couldn’t believe the amount of food he had in his freezer, every shelf stocked to full! That was all split three ways, cheers dad!

Dad also had quite a collection of recipe books which I brought home with me and one of them was a classic Delia cookbook – Complete Cookery Course.

My mum also swears by Delia as do so many other women up and down the country so I give you her Banana and walnut teabread which was so good it was gone in two days.

It’s an all in one recipe and gives a moist loaf ideal for picnics or snacks .

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