Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Meatloaf to Stop a Man in His Tracks

I love Francine Bryson! What, after all, is not to love about a woman who is a Blue Ribbon Southern baker, National Pie Champion, fan of down-home goodness, and as personable as the day is long? She is someone whose tastes (other than, I have to admit, the Squirrel Pot Pie) parallel my own when it comes to good home cooking. She is also a chubby blonde, and if there is one thing I can relate to it is chubby and blonde.
Her latest book, Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen from which today’s featured recipe is taken, is full of tasty recipes, mouthwatering pictures, along with Bryson’s tips and tidbits of country wisdom. This book is as much fun to cook from as it is to read with recipes yielding pleasurable results to please even the pickiest eater.
I heartily concur with her statement that a man can be won over with food, and I’ve had the rings on my finger to prove it although, truth be told, I won Mr. O-P over with cookies. Lots and lots of cookies. Still I had to make her Meatloaf to Stop a Man in His Tracks (Who can resist a name like that?), and we both enjoyed it thoroughly. Topping it with the fresh Blueberry Barbecue Sauce gave it a hint of sweetness without being cloying. I hesitated at first before trying this unusual sauce, but am glad that I did because it has since graced many a turkey wrap sandwich this week.
Tempting recipes are in abundance here, including Aunt Fanny's Buttermilk Pie, Cheese Spicy BBQ Burgers, not to mention three chapters of her wonderful baked goods. Worth the price of the book alone are Bryson’s personal recipes for making Cream of Mushroom Soup, Cream of Celery Soup, and Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup, along with recipes in which to use them, although you no doubt have plenty of those of your own. Never again will I buy an ersatz can of cream of something soup, when I can use one of these recipes.
Easy to read, concise instructions for making 125 dishes of country goodness, along with 60 color photographs will help you to bring a bit of her Southern charm to your dinner table.


Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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Thelma said...

The meatloaf looks delicious. I must try it.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The meat loaf sounds wonderful. I was raised on Southern food, so I love it all. It is wonderful comfort food.

Thanks for the great recipe. I also love Meatloaf sandwiches the next day.


martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Il est toujours extrêmement intéressant de prendre connaissance de recettes différentes de ce que notre culture et terroir nous offrent.
Un très joli billet.

Gros bisous ❀

~~louise~~ said...

Welcome back to Cookbook Wednesday Pattie!

You've entered with a bang this time, wow, that book sounds like my kinda cookbook and Francine sounds like a hoot to boot!

I'm intrigued by the notion of the Blueberry Barbecue Sauce, sounds quite interesting.

Who can resist a comforting meatloaf, man, woman or child, lol...

Thanks for sharing Pattie and thanks for linking up...

Marjie said...

and who among us can't relate to chubby and blond? (OK, red, but I'll follow my granny's words of wisdom, "A lady never goes gray. She goes blond." when the time comes). You've got to love the title of this cookbook, and that meatloaf is very like my own, with a little extra kick in the mustard. Meatloaf is actually slated for tonight, so I"m going to try your variation. Never hurts to keep the man happy, just as you said, with great food. But no cookies tonight; cake instead. Happy Cookbook Wednesday!