Monday, March 10, 2014

Potato Pancakes.

As a busy mom, I like to plan my weekly menu so that I don't cook every night. That means that we eat a lot of leftovers. But sometimes, I just get tired of leftovers and need to do something different with them. These potato pancakes are a great way to transform leftover masked potatoes. These are good as is, but you can also add some shredded cheese for a cheesy twist.


Potato Pancakes

2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 egg
2-3 Tablespoons dried minced onion
1/4 cup flour
Salt and pepper, as needed
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter

Combine mashed potatoes, egg, onion, and flour. Add salt and pepper as needed and mix well. Combine butter and olive oil in skillet over medium heat. When buttered has melted, form potato mixture into pancakes of desired size (we prefer small) and cook until golden brown on both sides.

Monday, March 3, 2014


The thought of meatloaf might not make most families super excited but luckily it does mine. If I ask my husband what sounds good for dinner, nine times out of ten he will request meatloaf. Even my 3 year old who likes something one day and not the next, will consistently eat meatloaf.

This is a very simple version of meatloaf but it’s the one that my family loves. I usually double it so that I can put one in the freezer for a quick dinner. We prefer to eat our meatloaf with mashed potatoes and Green Beans with Pine Nuts but it is also good the next day as a sandwich.


1 lb ground sirloin
½ onion, minced
2 Tablespoons ketchup, plus more for the top
1 egg
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons garlic powder
½ teaspoons black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Combine all ingredients until well mixed, adding enough water to make the mixture moist. Form a loaf with the mixture on the baking sheet. Top with desired amount of ketchup. Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through.