Men Who Cook…for me.

While I was away I was lucky enough to have someone cook for me.  My friend Paula is married to a wonderful guy named Butch, and he is a really good cook.  It is always fun visiting because we like to talk recipes and see what’s cooking, and he usually rolls out some family favorites for dinner.  And after dinner we usually get in a couple rounds of Scattergories with the kids.  Just a great way to end the day.

Butch has contributed recipes here before and I wanted to include the dinner he made on Monday, because it was really terrific.  And as he said in the email he just sent me, really easy, too.

Butch’s Meatloaf and Roasted Potatoes:

Hearty Meatloaf

  • 1.5 lb of 90/10 ground beef
  • 1 cup of oatmeal, ground fine
  • 1 envelope onion dip mix
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp ah-so sauce
  • 1 egg
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste

Mix it well and bake in a loaf pan at 350 degrees for 55-60 mins.

Roasted Potatoes

  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 4-6 pieces
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Toss all ingredients together well, spread in a single layer in a 9 x 12 baking glass baking dish until crispy (about 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees)