Old Fashioned Meatloaf

1 lb ground chuck


1 small onion, diced

1 egg

½ cup binder (dry oatmeal, wheaties, frosted flakes, corn flakes)

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

¼ – ½ cup (depending on your tastes) Ketchup


Combine ingredient, except for ketchup in a large bowl.  My mom always mixed with her hands, so I do too!  Place the combined meat mixture into a loaf pan (I’m using muffin tins this time – something different.  I plan to freeze the remainder so that we have an easy meal in the future) or you can use any type of pan and form the meat mixture into a loaf.  Cover the top of the loaf with ketchup and place in an oven preheated to 350.  Bake for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.


We usually have mashed potatoes and cream style corn with this meal.

Ready for the oven

Completed Meal

Chicken & Noodles

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups cooked wide egg noodles
  • 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
  • Small can of peas & carrots

In a saucepan, combine the soup, milk, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Stir in the noodles, chicken & veggies and heat through.  This recipe is super fast & easy.  Enough for 4 servings.  We froze 1/2 for a future easy meal.

Completed Meal