Mike's Classic Meatloaf ~ another old family recipe...

Mike's Classic Meatloaf ~ An old, Arnold Family recipe, making the rounds once again.  This meatloaf is full of flavor, fresh veggies & traditional ingredients.  A meaty, hearty meal that is perfect for the upcoming fall and winter months.  If you have any leftover meatloaf, just cut it into thick slices & enjoy it in a Meatloaf Sandwich.  This is one time you'll want to have leftovers!

Recently, I was in Florida visiting my big brother, Mike.  While I was there, I asked him to show me how to make one of his family's favorite recipes ~ Mike's Classic Meatloaf.  It's a comforting & satisfying meal that really has the taste of Mom's homestyle cooking.

The two of us had a great time making the meatloaf.  He chopped & diced, while I took pictures.

 I mixed it all together & put it in the oven, while he cleaned up the dishes. 

About 45 minutes later, we were enjoying thick slices of the flavorful, meaty & veggie packed meatloaf.  A traditional ketchup glaze reminded me of the meatloaf I used to eat when I was a kid.  Childhood culinary memories came flooding back.  Eating food does that to me ~ it has the ability to take me back in time, and that makes me happy.  :)

Above, is a copy of Mike's Classic Meat Loaf Recipe, stains & all.  I just love having old family recipes, especially when they are in the cooks own handwriting.  I also love seeing any recipe changes, 'notes to self' and any other scribbles that the cook jots down.  It's like having a little peak into their kitchen, preserved forever, with the ability to be shared across the miles, years & generations. 
As the perfect end to a perfect meal, we enjoyed a wonderful dessert that my sister-in-law, Betty, is famous for ~ Fresh Baked Angel Food Cake with a Rich Chocolate Butter Glaze.  Man, was that a great way to finish off a great, home-cooked meal!  I'll share her cake recipe on the blog soon... gotta make those vacation memories last! 

Thanks so much for teaching me one of your recipes, Mike!!  Love, your little sister ~ Vicki  x/o


  1. Looks great! I know what I'm making for dinner tonight!

  2. Thank you for sharing for the love of family and food.... It all goes hand to hand :)...
    This WILL be my new meatloaf for MY family:)

    1. Wow!! You just made my day!! Thank you so much for the comment, I'll share it with my brother. I know it will make his day, too. :) ~ Cheers!


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