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Snow Day!

Is there anything better than waking up in the morning, calling your employers emergency hot line and hearing “Due to a snow emergency all facilities are closed today”? Well at 6:20 this morning that was exactly what I was hoping to hear. Which is why I’m so late with this post today, I just pulled myself out of bed and cooked a delicious breakfast for the bf and I. He decided to take my advice and come last night, so now we have the whole day together!

Whenever it snows, I get the urge to cook comfort food, and last night was no exception. Also, I know this is one of the bf’s favorite meals. Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, and broccoli. Not healthy, by any means, especially since we were out of milk and I may have used heavy cream in the mashed potatoes. Umm, oh well, don’t tell anyone else.

Anytime I make meatloaf, I use the same recipe from an ancient Campbell’s cookbook. I think this may have been one of the first cookbooks my mom ever had. It has a spiral binding, and the pages are all yellow, and I love it. It’s called A Campbell’s Cookbook Cooking with Soup.

Old Fashion Meat Loaf

  • 1 can cream of Tomato Soup
  • 2 lbs ground beef (98% extra lean in my case)
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • dash pepper

Combine all ingredients, mix thoroughly. SHape firmly into a loaf; place in shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven 1 1/4 hours. After it has cooked for an hour, you can garnish with cheese or tomato slices, obviously I opted for cheese and bake for 15 more minutes. The recipe says it makes 8 servings, but this fed 4, and there is one piece left. So yummy.

My plate (x2)

The rest of the night was spent on the couch with the bf, the Olympics, and a few glasses of wine. A perfect Thursday if you ask me. In honor of todays snow day, I decided to make breakfast, which I usually don’t do. We had omelette’s with spinach, onion, bacon, and cheddar cheese.

Alex’s three egg omlette, already smothered in ketchup. He was patiently waiting to take a bite while I took pictures, and by patiently I mean sitting there staring at me telling me to hurry up that he was starving.

My 2 egg omlette, you can actually see the fillings in this one. For some reason breakfast like this never keeps me very full for long, and I am almost ready for lunch now. At least there are tons of leftovers in my fridge. I might have to venture out into the snow and trek across the street for some Starbucks. It is Friday after all. I hope everyone has a great day!

23 Responses

  1. My clenched fist really drives home the point that I was starving. Nice touch.

  2. hahah, i love the bfs of bloggers. so patient!!!
    I want that loaf!

  3. Oh lucky you with the snow day! Although I’m concerned it’s going to end up being a “Day After Tomorrow” situation up there soon.

    Have fun with the bf!

  4. I’m a teacher in the suburbs of PA and we’ve had way TOO many snow days! I think we’re going to have to make-up a week of school :-/ Do you live in Philly? My boyfriend and I used to live in Center City.

    • I live in a suburb about 25 min north of Philly. I was just saying I have had one full week of work in the month of February. It is insane, I feel bad for all the kids and teachers who will have to stay in school so much later into the summer now.

  5. There is no reason for this, but thinking of you cooking from an ancient Campbell’s book made me think of creepy old Orville Redenbacher and how he looks dead in his commercials.

    Aren’t you glad I add no value to your blog’s comment section?

  6. great looking meatloaf! And I love the fact that you also slather your eggs in kethup — kethcup makes everything better 😉 so whitetrash, but i don’t care 😉

  7. I love, love, love meatloaf. That sounds like a great recipe!

  8. First of all, I’m so jealous of your snow day!!

    Second, my boyfriend doesn’t give me a chance to take pictures of his food. He inhales it before I can even say HOLD ON!!
    Also, I can’t even get him to read my blog, let alone comment on it!

    • Haha, I have to be quick with the camera to get a picture of his food. I think the only reason he reads is because we are long distance and he can see what I’m up too.

  9. You’re correct- there is nothing better than a snow day!!
    Except for your dinner! It looks mouthwatering good! I’m in love with meatloaf and I haven’t tried it with cheese on top. The best idea! Thank you!
    Have a wonderful day!!

  10. So glad you didn’t have to work yesterday and now have a three day weekend! WOO!! Have a great Saturday, Kelly!

  11. Snowday? SoOOOOO jealous! I always get the craving for mac and cheese when it snows (my comfort food)…Glad you got to have a nice long weekend with the BF!

  12. […] Now, her recipe calls for 5 lbs of potatoes, and I suppose I could have done some math and halved the recipe, but I was lazy, and thinking about how good 5lbs of mashed potatoes would feel in my empty belly.  Yup, I made 5lbs of mashed potatoes.  For two people.  To go with our mashed potatoes, I decided to make another comfort food favorite of mine, meat loaf. […]

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