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February 06, 2008


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I am so glad you posted this!! After you told me about how yummy it was I bought all the ingredients when grocery shopping this week!!! Can't wait to try it!


This looks soooooo yummy!
I too struggle with planning and prepping for a whole week of dinners.
Your cooking posts rock!


That sounds really good! My husband loves meatloaf so I will absolutely have to try this.


I would have never thought to use Teriyaki sauce and rice in my meatloaf. What a great recipe. I am cooking at home all the time now instead of eating out to save money and (hopefully) calories. I planned ten dinners (most of the p-dub's) and then write my grocery list accordingly. Budgeted myself $175... bought NOTHING that wasn't on the list. And came in $25 under budget (receipt photo on flickr)

Now I'm married to a man who hates cheese (especially parmesan) but I might be able to get away with making 2 meatloafs and leaving the cheese out of his. This sounds yummy.

Tell me that you served it with delicious mashed potatoes right?


Mmm, I love meatloaf. I'll have to try this recipe sometime!


Amanda - I would LOVE it if your sidebar included a running list of your nightly meals and side dishes.

I'm going to try this meatloaf recipe next week. It sounds delicious!!


Hi ! I need to know why this particular teriyaki sauce is so important, because we do not have it in Australia. So I need to know what the taste is.... PLEASE.
Then I might be able to find a suitable replacement for it! Thanks.

Also, what happened to the cutest nekkid potty picture ever, I looked last night and saw skin and then this morning magically she was fully clothed. She is a super fast learner. first the walking and talking and now the potty? Amazing!




Must get myself to our nearest Trader Joe's (about a 40 minute drive) ASAP---my kid's are going to love this meatloaf!


I'm with Kerri - what sort of terriyaki flavour is it, we don't have the brand you used in Australia.



I really struggle with these issues too. Our grocery bill is HUGE. I struggle to stay within $1000/month. That includes anything I would buy at the grocery store or Target, etc. Laundry products, papers (TP, paper towels, etc.) personal care, but still, it seems like a lot to me. We have 5 in our family, but boy does it add up! It's nice to know I'm not the only one out there trying to figure it out. I'm also trying to cook everynight and stop eating out. It's not only expensive, it's just really, really bad for you...especially for the kids. Sometimes I feel like anywhere you go they can get a hamburger/cheese, chicken nuggets and fries, or, if you're lucky pasta. We might be able to choose variety for us, but rarely for them. I really enjoy your blog.


This sounds yummy! I have to get all my Trader Joe's items imported to Kansas City by my aunt or in-laws, who are lucky enough to live in TJ's cities, so I'll have to put that teriyaki sauce on my next list.

Here's something I do with meatloaf (well, turkeyloaf...we like it better): I divide the recipe in two and just form them into two little loaf shapes on a rimmed sheet pan. It cooks in half the time! I highly recommend it for the time-crunched moms out there. Maybe Carrisa could do this and just add the parmesan to one for herself and leave the other one plain for her hubby.


Wow! I haven't made meatloaf in AGES. Thanks for posting the entire recipe, which sounds simple enough and is a new spin on meatloaf. I'm going to try it out in the next few days. I'll let you know how it turns out!


Looks great! I too would love to see what you are eating every night. :) Last weekend I told my husband I was going grocery shopping and that it is his job to plan the menu. He did pretty well actually.


I love meatloaf! I never tried parmesan in it, but I think I'm gonna have to! My (French) neighbor only has one positive memory of the food he ate while an exchjange student in the US 20+ years ago, and that was mac and cheese and meatloaf!!
So, as long as you mentioned the naked Ledger, WHEN IS IT COMING BACK??? Don't want to shout, but I miss it so!


Hey I'm glad you saw my link to your post. I was going to email you and tell you that I tried your recipe. It was SO good! And good idea, maybe I'll try freezing it. I'm eyeing that meatloaf pretty closely too. I'm not a cook by any means, don't like it much really. But your recipes seem to be easy every-(wo)man recipes with a lot of bang for your buck.


Hi Amanda, or is it just manda?

A blogging friend reccomended I check out your blog and I've been looking through your archives. I had WLS on Jan 15, about three weeks ago, and I cried as I read your story. It's so comforting to know someone else has experienced the same things as I have. Has traveled the same road. Has felt the same way. My journey has been complication free for the most part, but even almost a month out, I still feel icky sometimes, and low on energy. (I need to start exercising!!)

I wanted to let you know, you give me SO much hope that I'll be able to eat good food again, I'll smile brightly again, and while I know this was the best thing I could have done for myself, sometimes I'm still sad, lonely, and feel so isolated.

Thank you for giving me hope!

Angela Tregembo

I can't wait to try out your receipe. Looks good and you are soo good at taking pictures. I have been spending an average of 650 a month on groceries for a family of 4 so I am in current conversation mode. I have been trying to find meals that cost less. Here is a great chicken/turkey receipe that is quick and easy. Check out the yummy reciepe I posted on my blog: http://atregembo.blogspot.com/2008/02/family-dinner-for-5-or-less.html


I'm told I make excellent meatloaf, but teriyaki hmmmmm definately going to add that. I also use everything you listed but the teriyaki, so I KNOW its gonna be awesome. Showed to the husband and he even said "hmmm teriyaki, you need to add that."
I'm a weekend cooker for the whole week plus KHeather always "shops" in my freezer for her "meal planning". LOL


Super Walmart also carries Soy Vay Island Teriyaki sauce. I make something similar to this in meatball form. I make regular meatballs and use island teriyaki and barbecue sauce as the main sauce and serve it over rice.


Yum. My meatloaf is never the same twice. I could definitely go for the rice in it. I like bread crumbs (I crumble it myself), egg, and sometimes steak sauce (Lea and Perrins is the best). Or a little oatmeal, some ketchup, etc., yada yada yada... :)


I made it. I had to make a special trip to TJs to get the sauce which Giant doesn't carry, but it was worth it. FABULOUS! I can't wait to make it again!


wow, all this and you can cook, too? Made the rice AND the meatloaf! Delish! Bought the teriyaki sauce and all! (amazed to find it at MalWart)


Delurking to say -- I made this last night! I've never even *seen* Soy Vey before reading your blog, but this weekend, for whatever reason, it jumped out at me, and I thought, I'm going to buy it and make that meatloaf I saw on thuh Interwebs.

I used ground turkey. I added a chopped onion (I figured since I was using turkey, it would help the flavor).

It was super easy and super delish. Kids and husband loved it! Thank you!


I tried it out last night and the meatloaf received 3 (out of 4) thumbs up! This means it's a hit in our house and I'll be making it again.


I made this meatloaf last night for my parents and my husband. I found out (after buying all the ingredients and making the rice pilaf per your recipe) that my husband despises meatloaf. So, that was encouraging. I told him to keep an open mind (which he's pretty good about). He (and my parents) ADORED it. My mom wanted the recipe and my dad took all the leftovers home with him. :)

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