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My two eldest boys challenged me to start a cooking blog with simple recipes that we can cook together - and my youngest one has now joined in. I am hoping they pick up some cooking and photograph skills... or that at least they learn to design and run a blog.


There are lots of different recipes for meatloaf. We used one from Martha Stewart though we changed a few ingredients (and most of the quantities):

- 250 gr minced beef
- 1 onion
- 1 carrot
- 2 cloves of garlic
- a handful of parsley
- 2 handfuls of breadcrumbs
- 100 gr bacon
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 egg
- salt and pepper

- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of tomato ketchup

You can also add a bit of celery or red pepper or any other kind of herb.

Preheat the oven at 200 degrees.
Wash and peal all the vegetables and herbs. Mince the veggies and herbs very finely in a food processor. Mix them well with the meat and all the other ingredients except for the sugar and tomato ketchup. Put the mixture into a non-stick loaf tin. Separately mix the sugar and tomato ketchup and paint the meatloaf top with it. Bake it in the oven for 40-45 minutes.

Provided you let them use a fork or wooden spoon to mix the ingredients with the raw meat, children like helping to prepare this. Mine like to eat it with mash potatoes and (even more!) tomato ketchup.