27 August 2009

Keep your elbows off the table

Guests in search of home cooking and, if your family is anything like mine, home-cooked-verbal abuse will absolutely treasure their time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ 50s Prime Time Cafe. In my past few visits to this Echo Lake establishment, I have seen grown men in bibs, women fed their vegetables, and tattle-tales stand in the corner. I, myself, have been given the nicknames of Sparky and Speedy and been told that no one was going to take my food away from me after cleaning my plate before the other diners at my table had even taken two bites of their meals. Some of my favorite elements of the restaurant, however, have very little to do with food, such as the dessert menu presented on a View-Master reel.The fare itself, however, is also enough to send you back to the kitchen for the recipe. With ample portion sizes of these well-balanced meals, just like Mom would make, you are guaranteed not to walk away hungry. As for that recipe, as it turns out, Mom is willing to share her special meatloaf, and glaze, recipe! So, what are you waiting for? Dig in!


2 lbs. Ground Beef
1 lbs. Ground Pork
1 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1/2 cup Mom’s Meatloaf Glaze
1/4 cup Onions (diced)
1/4 cup Green Peppers (diced)
1/4 cup Red Peppers (diced)
4 eggs
2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
Cracked Black Pepper (to taste)
Kosher Salt (to taste)


Preheat oven to at 350º F.
Dice vegetables (green and red peppers and onions) and set aside for later use.
Combine meats and seasonings in a large bowl.
Add vegetables.
Place meat mixture in oiled loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour, or until internal temp is 155º F.
Brush meatloaf with meatloaf glaze, and bake another 10 minutes.
Let meatloaf set for 10 minutes, cut loaf and serve.



1/2 cup Ketchup
1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
½ tsp. Worcestershire Sauce


Combine all ingredients until glaze is smooth.


Disneyana World said...
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Disneyana World said...

After 5 months of being there.... I heard every nickname imaginable and saw every goofy antic possible.