Wednesday, November 9, 2011


What a yack-a-holic. I can't believe this is my 400th post. I started this blog to enter giveaways and here I am 400 posts later. Thank you to everyone who reads my blabberings and especially those who comment. I love interacting with all of you. And if you just stumbled across my blog, there's a giveaway here.

Yesterday's breakfast. Lemon-flavored sardines, dijon mustard and deli rye Triscuits. Thank goodness I work alone. I think my co-workers would have reported me to management by now.

I made some progress on my little lap quilt. Hoping to finish quilting and binding today.

My kids don't like my meatloaf. I love it, but for some reason they don't like traditional meatloaf, especially the sweet tomato, mustard sauce on top. Yesterday, I combined a couple of different recipes and made a Greek turkey meatloaf and served tzatziki with it. I always forget to take pictures of the finished dish, but turkey turns kind of grayish when you cook it, so you're not missing much. I did cover the top of the loaf with slices of tomato and lemon.

Greek Meatloaf

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, diced
1 cup packed fresh spinach leaves, chopped
fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
oregano, salt and pepper
white wine

Saute onion, garlic and peppers in olive oil until onions soften. Add spinach, parsley, lemon and spices. Deglaze pan with a splash of white wine or water and let everything cool a bit.

1-1/2 lbs. ground turkey
3/4 cup oats
1 egg

Gently mix vegetables with turkey, oats and egg. Loosely pack meat mixture in a greased loaf pan. Top with slices of tomato and lemon if desired. Bake 45 minutes at 350. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with tzatziki.

Simple Tzatziki

small container of plain yogurt
lemon juice
grated cucumber
minced garlic

Mix all ingredients. Refrigerate to let all flavors combine.

Yeah, the kids still wouldn't eat it. I think a meatloaf sandwich is in order for today's breakfast.


  1. Congratulations on your 400th post!!!!! I, for one (though I'm sure I'm not alone), am so glad for that giveaway that got you blogging! Great quilt you are working on there.

  2. sardines??? eeew. glad I don't work next to you! (actually, I think you'd be a hoot to work with!). oooh, that meatloaf recipe looks excellent and I love tzaziki, so I am gonna have to try it!

  3. Congrats on your 400th post! Love you blog!

  4. Congrats on 400! And many more!

  5. I'm going to have to try this, I love traditional meatloaf (and I'm sure I'd like your's) but this sounds intriquing...


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