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Dinner and a Movie

Today has been a great day, I slept in for once after hubby left I was just really tired for some reason and didn't wanna get up. Finished the chores early, and patiently waiting for my hunnybun to come home. It's nice sunny outside and it feels great! I'm off to finish a few things and make dinner before he gets here, then we have the night to ourselves tonight, we will be lazy and watch movies. I can't wait. I wanted to share with you all the amazing recipe which we will have for dinner tonight it is SUPER delicious make sure you try it out! I have served it with "Cheddar Mashed Taters" which are also amazing!

Brown Sugar Meatloaf:


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees & lightly grease your 5x9 inch loaf pan with butter.
  2. Press the brown sugar in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan and spread the ketchup over the sugar.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf. Place on top of the ketchup. 
  4. Sprinkle more brown sugar on top of meat.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until juices are clear.  
Cheddar Mashed Taters:
  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives


  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water; cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash. Add sour cream, butter, salt and pepper; beat until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese, bacon and chives if desired. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. 
As for the movie we just got in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" from Netflix, I haven't seen it before but I've heard it's an awesome movie so I'm excited to see it!


  1. Yummy so gonna try out the cheddar mashed taters!!

  2. You have the best life. :) And it sounds like you appreciate the little things...I'm sure that's a big key to your happiness and positive outlook. Enjoy your dinner and a movie. :)

  3. Looks good! I am going to have to steal your recipes! haha, Oh and I love love love your new blog. Your so creative and I am jealous.

  4. OMG....the meatloaf looks delicious! I'm going to have to try it out! I love your new layout and your new hairdo! Beautiful!

  5. mmmm you know I love a good meat loaf recipe! AND I love the (yet another) new layout!

  6. Looks yummy! And super cute layout!!

  7. Okay, after reading this post at work today, I decided I had to have this meatloaf---my hubby and I loved it! Thanks for sharing it with us! We're definitely going to make it again!

  8. Yum!!! Can't wait to try this out. Enjoy your night with the hubs!

  9. Anonymous7/08/2010

    I just started following your blog & I love your postings! :)

    I am going to try those mash potatoes, they look soo yummy!

  10. Love the new layout! Anchors are definitely my favorite so I'm uber jealous haha.

    Can you please come over to my apt and cook dinner for me?!

    You'll love Benjamin Button! It's a great movie.

  11. good gracious of yumminess that looks so good! I will have to make that sometime next week!