The “Bear” is a happy camper. He was allowed to have biscuits and gravy twice this week, so he has a fairly decent attitude.

The “Bear” is a happy camper. He was allowed to have biscuits and gravy twice this week, so he has a fairly decent attitude.

The first meal was going to be his bi-weekly biscuits and gravy, but his therapists got mixed up. One showed up before breakfast, and a few minutes after she left, the occupational therapist called to say he would  be there in an hour. I quickly put on some bacon and threw biscuits in the oven, so he got to have a second serving within the week.

e had a great meatloaf this week. I like to try new ones and then toss them if they don’t rate a nine or 10 on the scale of 10. I found this one on the Lipton’s onion soup package. It is worth a try.
Lipton’s meatloaf
2 pounds of lean hamburger
1 envelope of dry onion soup
3/4 cup plain, dry bread crumbs
2 eggs
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Shape into loaf in a 13x 9 baking pan. Bake uncovered one hour or until done. Let stand 10 minutes.

Cheese potatoes are simply red potatoes unpeeled and cut into quarters. Cut out eyes or spots and place into a pan of water. Boil until soft. Drain water off, add a stick or two of margarine (depending on how many potatoes you have prepared). Mix well until margarine is melted and add a cup or so of shredded cheddar cheese. Mix well. To go with the potatoes and meatloaf, I prepared  a package of frozen peas and cooked until tender. I added some margarine.

For a salad, I opened a quart of my unsweetened applesauce and just served it as is.

The meal was a good meal and pretty healthy. The “Bear” even made a comment that he was finally getting me trained. NOT!

Have you heard the story about the church gossip, Mildred? Mildred, the self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several members did not approve of her extracurricular activities but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member of the church, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing! Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred’s house, walked home and left it there all night. You gotta love Frank!

Have a great week, and try out the meatloaf. It is great! Remember that anytime you need a quick dessert, make a fruit and pudding mix with instant, sugar-free pudding. See you next week.