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So, we just got back from a great weekend in AZ. It was so nice to see our family and friends. What about those AZ Cardinals huh? I’m pretending to be a sports fan here. I just know how excited my hubby and other male family members are for this crazy win!
I’ve got a great weeknight dinner here. These little meatloaves are great individual servings for everyone and taste incredible. It’s best to free form them and place them on top of a baking rack that is placed over a baking sheet, so the juices have somewhere to go. I found these cutest little dutch potatoes at the grocery store here in Newport. They are cute as a button and are about the size of a button. I certainly never saw these in AZ, so any cubed potato would work in it’s place. This is a satisfying and hearty meal that the whole family will enjoy, toss in a salad, and you are good to go!
The cookies below speak for themselves. Crisp around the edges, soft inside with butterscotch and Toffee bits. They are heavenly I tell you! Take a peek…
Petite Meatloaves and Garlic Herbed Dutch Potatoes
1 lb lean ground beef
2 eggs, beaten
3 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon mustard
3 cloves fresh garlic
½ Cup grated parmesan cheese
½ Cup fresh bread crumbs (you can use the ones you get at the grocery store too)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
¼ Cup ketchup
6 strips ready bacon (that kind you get at Costco and you just have to microwave it)
1. Gently combine all ingredients with hands into a large bowl until just combined. Form into 6 mini loaves and place onto a baking rack lined baking sheet. Lightly brush tops with ketchup and top each with 2 bacon halves. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
Garlic Herbed Dutch Potatoes
1 lb Dutch Potatoes, left whole, or any potato of choice cut into same size ½ inch pieces
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place all ingredients into a large bowl. Toss to combine. Place onto a large baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes or until fork tender.
Oatmeal Butterscotch Toffee Chip Cookies
2 sticks softened butter
¾ Cup sugar
¾ Cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ Cups flour
½ Cup quick oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 ½ Cups butterscotch chips
1 Cup toffee chip pieces
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.In a stand or electric mixer cream butter and sugars.Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined.In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt.Slowly add to wet ingredients along with the butterscotch chips and toffee bits just until combined.
2. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop onto a silpat or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing.