Recipe: Basic Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Recipe: Basic Slow Cooker Meatloaf

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Five simple ingredients. Three hours. Can’t-get-enough-of-it taste.

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Basic Slow Cooker Meatloaf Recipe

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Basic Slow Cooker Meatloaf Recipe

So, last month I promised y’all a new meatloaf recipe every month in 2017. But here it is, February, and you’re thinking (I can tell), “Where’s my meatloaf?! Where’s my recipe?!” Am I right?

Well, first. Thanks for not, you know, yelling through the blogosphere. Much appreciated. Second, aren’t you lucky. You’re gonna have two ~ yup, count ’em ~ two meatloaf recipes this month. Before the end of February, and just in time for Mardi Gras, I’ll share my Creole Meatloaf recipe.

But today, it’s all about the basics. Let’s face it. After the rush and scurry of the holidays, and during the cold weather rains and storms, we don’t always want or have time for complicated. But we still want good. Hearty. Delicious.

Ladies and Gentlemen, today I give you my wonderfully easy-peasy, palate-pleasing, no muss no fuss January (or should have been) Meatloaf.

I can’t believe how easy it is to put this together, and how not dry the meatloaf is. How flavorful, how . . . Well, I could continue but let’s just say you and your taste buds are gonna thank me for this.

Recipe: Basic Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 packets onion soup mix
  • 16 Saltine cracker squares
  • milk

Instructions

  1. Line slow cooker with foil. Spritz with cooking oil or nonstick spray.
  2. Crush crackers into small bowl. Add just enough milk to cover. Set aside.
  3. In separate mixing bowl, combine ground beef, eggs, and soup mix. Add crackers. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Shape into loaf and place in slow cooker.
  5. Reshape, keeping meatloaf away from sides of slow cooker.
  6. Cover. Set on high.
  7. Let cook at least three hours on high, or five to six hours on low.
  8. When ready, slice and serve.
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Here’s a few tips:

  • Shape the loaf into an oval. It will retain its shape while cooking.
  • Crimp the foil around the edges of the slow cooker and gently press the lid into it.
Frankly, My Dear . . . : Basic Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Basic Slow Cooker Meatloaf

And that’s it. Simple, right? Delectable, yes? How stinkin’ excited are we for another recipe? So tell me: Do you cook your meatloaf in an oven or a slow cooker?

And do you let your family lick the plates clean?

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Berry Sunshine enjoying the last licks

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Berry Sunshine enjoying the last licks

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And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!

Frankly, On Faith: Do All Things

Frankly, On Faith: Do All Things

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

So here’s something to prove my point: I’ve tried three times to write this post. The first two took a turn, so will be upcoming posts. But this one. I can’t seem to get it quite right.

Ridiculous, when you consider the topic.

All I’m trying to say is, God gives us what we need, when we need it.

Because we’re not God. We can’t do it all.

But He is. And He can.

And we’re in Him.

So, really, we can.

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
~Philippians 4:13, NLT

Just open the door, let Him in, take a deep breath, and let Him work.

Simple? Sometimes it’s not. Sometimes we want to hold on, or change the method, or the outcome. We’re control freaks like that. Am I right? We’re such control freaks that we wear ourselves out trying to not show weakness. And sometimes we wear ourselves out to the point that all anyone sees is a pile of I-don’t-care-anymore mush. A puddle of perkless blechiness.

We’re trying so hard to do it all that we end up not being able to do anything.

We live in a multi-tasking, SuperHero environment. We forget it’s okay to step back, say “no” or “not now,” and rest.

So letting Him be the project manager of our life is sometimes kinda hard to deal with. We don’t want another someone telling us what to do, even if we know we can’t do it alone. You with me?

The thing is, He’s been there. He can see on the other side of the wall, and He knows the best way to get us over it.

So for today, I’m taking that deep breath and letting Him lead. Because I don’t want to be that overwhelmed, coffee-addict, multi-tasker that barks at everyone when things don’t get done. I’d rather be the calm, sweet tea-drinking, enjoy-the-moment kinda girl.

Besides. He’s really the one who does it all, anyway.

Sometimes, doing everything through Christ doesn’t mean He helps us do it all. It means we filter everything we do through Him. And that sometimes means tossing out the pieces that no longer fit.

See? He’s already pruning away the weeds and all you did was take a breath.

Sometimes, doing everything means starting by doing nothing.

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With a blank page and a peaceful heart,

~Molly Jo

Frankly, On Faith: Do It All

Frankly, On Faith: Do It All

And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!

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