Roasted Brussels Sprouts
I took one bag of frozen Brussels sprouts and defrosted them in the microwave. Once thawed, slice each one in half. Toss them with olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper. Roast in a covered Dutch oven for 45 minutes on 350 degrees. Stir every 10 minutes for even roasting.
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (I ended up using a little less)
1/2 cup ketchup
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
3/4 cup milk (I used skim)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 5x9" loaf pan. In a mixing bowl, mix the the beef, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, onion, ginger, and cracker crumbs thoroughly and shape into a loaf. Place in loaf pan, and top with the brown sugar. Spread ketchup on top of the brown sugar evenly. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until juices are clear.