Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hour 9 Mini-Challenge: On Food and Books

For hour 9, Caro @ A Girl That Likes Books  wants to hear about our favorite "book inspired" recipe.

One of my favorite series of books is "The Cat Who..." series by Lilian Jackson Braun.  Food is mentioned frequently in the stories so the author published a cookbook of all the food items mentioned in the books.  My favorite recipe from that book is "Mrs. Cobb's Meat Loaf".  I've never been a meatloaf fan, but the cranberry sauce adds a bit of sweetness that is unique, and I love this version.  I'm not sure this actually follows the rules of Caro's challenge, since I didn't create the recipe myself, but it tastes better than anything I could invent on my own!

Mrs. Cobb's Meat Loaf

1 1/2 T. brown sugar
1/2 c. cranberry sauce
2 eggs
3 T. onion
1/2 c. milk
1/4 t. thyme
1/8 t. sage
dash nutmeg
1 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
2/3 c. bread crumbs
1 1/2 lb. ground beef

Combine all ingredients thoroughly, form into loaf and bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour - depending on how thick your make the loaf.  I serve it with my grandma's sweet chili sauce that I can each summer (you can find that recipe here), but it's also good with BBQ sauce or just plain.  


  1. That does sound yummy! I never make meatloaf the way my mom made it. I never liked it then. But I've found, over the years, that you can do a lot of different things with meatloaf and make it delicious!

  2. What an interesting meatloaf recipe! I hope you are enjoying read-a-thon so far! Gooooo #TeamWordsworth!

  3. You know, I've never made a meatloaf in my life, maybe it's time to start with this recipe. Thanks for participating.