Menu Minder publications as heard on Bob Allison's Ask Your Neighbor radio program">
sketch of Bob above the P.B.S. Channel 56 meatloaf recipe.

The book "Our Viewers Cook" is no longer available, but P.B.S. Channel 56 development director Fred Nahat tells me there are several books from previous P.B.S. fundraisers that were given for donations of $50.00 or more. Call Fred for information. They will sell them for $10.00 each plus shipping and handling. The number is (313) 876-8165. If you don't want the books, call anyway and make a tax deductible donation. It will worth it for this fantastic meatloaf recipe given on public television.
Bob & Rob.

CHANNEL 56 MEATLOAF (From "Our Viewers Cook")

1 c. onions, finely chopped
1 c. celery, finely chopped
1 c. carrots, finely chopped
1/2 c. fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Steam all ingredients til blanched (about 2-3 minutes). Drain well and set aside.

1/2 can cream of mushroom soup
3/4 c. bread crumbs
1 T. oregano
salt and pepper to taste
2 large eggs, beaten
1 lb. ground lean pork
1 lb. ground lean beef

Mix meatloaf mixture together with steamed vegetables. Add fresh, chopped mushrooms to taste if desired. Pack meatloaf mixture into a (9x13x2 inch) pan (this is a thin meatloaf).

2 1/2 cans (10 1/2 oz. ea.) cream of mushroom soup (use the remaining 1/2 can from above)
1 1/2 soup cans of water

Mix together and pour over meatloaf. Top with sautéed mushrooms.

Bake 350° for 1 hour 15 minutes (at 40 minutes drain any excess fat from the pan). Serve the meatloaf with mashed potatoes.

P.B.S. meatloaf recipe is published in our May, 2002 Menu Minder.