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)

Men Who Cook: Butch Maier, Red Potatoes & Cheese

Red PotatoesWhen I receive Men Who Cook recipes, I file them in a special file and then post in the order I receive them (in case anyone is wondering when their recipe will see the light of day).  A while ago, Todd Daily sent me a great cake recipe, I posted it and then the original document disappeared. Today I went to post his Men Who Cook recipes and, once again, they had disappeared. I told him he’s like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible and his messages self-destruct after 30 seconds in my inbox. Anyway, if you have recipes you’d like send me an email.  I’m sure I won’t lose them.  And next week, Todd, I promise.

Meanwhile, my friend Butch Maier has come to the rescue with a quick and easy side that sounds like it would be good with roast chicken or a grilled steak:

Hi TaMara,

I have a little more time on my hands these days and remembered a recipe for you to try.  I don’t remember were I got it but here it is anyway you will need:

  •  4lbs of baby red skinned potatoes, cut into 4-6 pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups of Manchego cheese shredded.
  • 3/4 milk
  • 4 tbsp of butter, cut into small sections
  • salt & pepper to taste

Boil the potatoes till tender  – takes approx 15 mins.  Drain and add the butter, cheese, milk and mash, season with salt/pepper.  Its is real fast and easy and taste really good