I have often tried new meatloaf recipes in the past but my favorite is in this book....well used as you can see. I received this Good Housekeeping cookbook in Sept. 1957 as a wedding gift... 60 years ago.. and I still use this recipe and try as I might have never found a better one. The book automatically opens to this page. In the last few years I have started searches for the "Best" biscotti, banana bread, stollen, lemon cookies, and scones among other things.. Every so often the old and tried recipes turns out to be the best. I have stopped trying new banana bread recipes forever as this one is truly the very best... http://gluesticksblog.com/2013/07/bakery-style-banana-bread-recipe.html
and how could it not be when it uses eight bananas.
So besides the meatloaf I made a double batch of the very best banana bread, a huge supply of homemade granola that will last until Christmas, and stollen for DH. I got to use my stollen mold I bought in Germany this spring. It is adjustable in length and has no bottom...you just set it on the baking pan and it shapes the loaf.... I just love it. Morris was on kitchen duty all day just waiting for any little tidbit that might fall to the floor. He didn't want me to slip and fall on anything...such a thoughtful dog.
So when we were thriftin' on Monday I was looking for a new tablecloth and found this one which was whimsical and different and fun... $2.50. I liked it because it wasn't the usual fall leaves, pumpkins, etc.
Then at the next thrift shop I found these snazzy salad plates.. They were only 50 cent apiece and I bought all eight as I can see them used for desserts also any season.
We have a dinner party coming up Sunday and another in a couple weeks and I'll use my new purchases for both parties... I can hardly wait to set the table. It is finding these unplanned treasures that keep me at the thrift stores over and over again. I'm sure all this new would have been over a $150 and for $10.50 I have new table settings for this winter and in the spring I will donate them back and get new sets for spring...
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