Wednesdays Unplugged – Best Ever Meatloaf

A good laugh is sunshine in a house.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian ‘Quote Cup’ passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, along with an update and photos of what has been going on in our lives. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!

Our family loved the world premiere of Corduroy, which the Children’s Theatre Company created and presented in 2018. It became our favorite production over the years and we were thrilled when we learned they were presenting it again this year. We wondered if it would live up to the memory of the first time we saw it. It did… and we highly recommend it! It is so delightful to hear the giggles and laughter of the young children, and it elicits laughter for all ages!!! We were even more excited when we were invited to a back stage tour to see how they create all the ‘magic’. It was a wonderful night… even if John did fall in the icy snow on the way home as the falling snow brought us up to the 18th snowiest winter so far… with more to come.


Snowy days seem to scream for meatloaf, and I am always searching for the best meatloaf recipe. This one based on a recipe from is certainly a contender… loved the carrot and cheese additions.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 slices bread, crumbled
  • 1 1/3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped (or 2 heaping tablespoons instant onion)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Whisk eggs, milk, salt and ground black pepper in a large bowl. Add crumbled bread and stir until dissolved. Mix ground beef, onion, Cheddar cheese and carrot into bread mixture; transfer mixture to a 9×5 loaf pan or form in a flat casserole dish. Combine brown sugar, ketchup and mustard in a small bowl; spread over the meat mixture.

Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 60-75 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results –

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