Happy Fathers Day..with man food..grrrrrr

The way to a mans heart is through his stomach..right? Well letting him sleep in on Fathers Day helps as well. And just figures the kids got up at 6:30..so there was no sleeping in for me. Keeping them quite so their daddy could sleep a little later than usual was another issue for me!
Well I knew I had to make all my husbands favorites today. Breakfast..Blueberry Pancakes(which I will post about later..cause I am just too darn tired tonight to post a long post about a whole days worth of food)! Lunch..just a simple turkey sandwich
And the manly of all manly dinners…Meatloaf and mashed potatoes!

Meatloaf gets such a bad wrap! Try it my way and it will be one of your new favorites!!!

I am such a dork! Seriously, who basket weaves their bacon on top of their meatloaf?? Me!

Super Moist Meatloaf

2 lbs organic ground beef 80/20
2 tsp kosher salt
3/4 Tbsp fresh ground pepper
2 eggs lightly beaten
3/4 Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 large onion chopped fine
3 Tbsp ketchup
3 Tbsp yellow mustard
1/2 lb bacon
Preheat oven to 350.
Saute onion in olive oil for about 5-8 minutes until transparent
Mix all ingredients for meatloaf until incorporated. Don’t over handle or it might become tough!
Form into loaf shape in 9×13 pan lined with non stick foil
For the topping..mix ketchup and mustard together and smooth over top and sides of meatloaf.
Cover the entire top of loaf with the bacon!(YUM)
Bake for 1 1/4 hours and let rest for about 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Angel Mashed Potatoes
3 lbs red potatoes peeled
4 oz cream cheese
1 stick butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
milk to desired consistency
Boil potatoes until tender…drain…while potatoes are draining, heat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Place the potatoes in a ricer. Rice them into the sauce pan with the butter and cream cheese and mix until smooth. Add milk to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
**I named then Angel Mashed Potatoes because last Thanksgiving, my brother in law Steve described them as Angels landing on a white cloud!


  1. 1
    Peter M says:

    This is the first time I’ve seen latticed meatloaf and I like it!

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    Bridgett says:

    What a fantastic day fill of delicious foods. I love your lattice work on the meatloaf. It makes it glamorous! You meal looks so comforting and the recipe for the meat loaf sounds tasty.

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    Bridgett says:

    Yep, the strawberry cake was fantastic and the family loved it as well. I might not share next time 😉 I’m looking forward to what you bake up next.

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    noble pig says:

    Meatloaf in a handbasket, I love it…lattice and all.

  5. 5

    Love what you did with the bacon!

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    Dhanggit says:

    oh your hubby is so lucky to have somebody as wonderful as you are Leslie 🙂 you are his best gift this father’s day…all you just need to put is just a small ribbon on your head you’ll be the gift :-)hehehe

    ps, of course the recipe muncher will accept you..he cant wait already of all these yummy goodies from your kitchen

  7. 7

    nice weaving! i usually don’t like the look of meatloaf–it seems like it’s either too dry or too greasy–but yours looks perfect! i guess the bacon is the key!
    meanwhile, i’m looking forward to those pancakes… 🙂

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    Dhanggit says:

    oh yes yes..i would love to see that photo 🙂 the darest thing i did was having fancy tatoo on my legs i was even drunk when i had them..heheh cant wait to see the photo

    ps, i can already imagine all the guys during that famous day!! heheh

  9. 9

    Perfect timing for this recipe – My Marine Hubby was just saying that he loves meatloaf and I was going to search for the right recipe – Well the search did not even start and is over right now.

    Love the detail and the Lattice I am sure that the bacon on top keeps the moisture from escaping!!


  10. 10

    Man Food!
    I love it.
    I love how it’s masculine food, yet you threw some lattice work on it. LOL!
    Love your food stuff girl.

  11. 11

    I commented on your blog earlier today, but wanted to come back to check out all your yummy recipes :D. This looks particularly delicious. Even though I’m not a man with loads of hair on my chest, I am a huge fan of meatloaf, particularly meatloaf sandwiches. My hubby is big on bacon, so this recipe makes us both very happy! yum!

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    TheRoosterChick says:

    Meatloaf and bacon? Hubby would flip!