Last week had to be the week from Hell for me. What a week! Had to get a new compressor tank for our pump for our well, something went wrong with our phone lines, and my 3 yr old HP 5510 Photosmart printer, out, of warranty, is not printing black GRRR!. When things go wrong, life suddenly becomes very stressful. The older I get, the harder time I have dealing with stress. When I am stressed, I want comfort food!
Besides oatmeal, meatloaf is my favorite comfort food. Since it is Fall my favorite squash is Acorn Squash, and nothing pairs better with meatloaf than Acorn squash. Don't give me any of those mashed potatoes with my meatloaf, give me Acorn Squash, sweet, luscious, golden squash. I'm in heaven now! I switched things up a bit this time with the meatloaf. I added a couple of tablespoons of BBQ sauce to give the meatloaf a little zip. Then I stuffed the meatloaf with sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms, and grated cheddar cheese. And I topped the meatloaf with more grated cheese the last few minutes of baking, Cheesy Meatloaf heaven.
I usually bake chopped apples with Acorn Squah, but I forgot theis time. I love the cinnamon apples with the squash. I will definitly be adding the apples to my next Acorn Squash. By the way the drama of last week has eased, and things are somewhat "normal" again. We got our compression tank replaced the same day, and the short in our phone wire has been fixed. The only thing that still isn't working is my printer. I can print in color, just not black. "My glass is now half full." Enjoy!
- 1 lb of ground turkey, I used 93/7
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 6 oz low sodium tomato sauce
- 2 Tbsp of your favorite BBQ Sauce, I used Sweet Baby Ray’s
- 1/2-1 cup oatmeal, uncooked I used rolled oats
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup grated cheese, divided in half (I used 2% milk cheese)
- 1Tbsp, fresh basil, chopped or 1 tsp, dried
- 1 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped or 1 tsp dried
1. Combine ground turkey and egg in large bowl, and 1 tbsp of basil and oregano, and mix until well combined.
2. Add 6 oz tomato sauce amd BBQ sauce until well mixed
3. Stir in oatmeal until desired consistency.
4. Pat half of meatloaf mixture into a 9 x 5 baking pan**, sprayed with cooking spray.
5. Add the layer chopped mushrooms to meatloaf in pan.
6. Sprinkle 1/2 cup grated cheese over the mushrooms
7. Pat remaining meatloaf mix over the mushrooms and cheese
8. Bake in 350 oven for 1 hour-1 hr 15 min, 165 degrees on the meat thermometer or until juices are clear. Sprnkle remaining 1/2 cup of grated cheese over top of meatloaf, and bake 2 ninutes longer, until cheese is melted.
9. Cool on rack for 10 min, before serving, Enjoy!
I linked up my recipe to Brandie's The Weekend Potluck #139