Meat Loaf

Hello from the Brown Girls,

We are Amanda and Lydia Brown: age’s 12 and 14, sisters of Amy Brown and daughters of Rob A. & Talley Brown. We live on a ranch several miles outside of Stinnett, Texas, U.S.A.,

Amy has asked us to ‘guest post’ on Fridays, as you know, and we are really excited about it! 🙂 We are not the best cooks in the world…by far…and have been known to burn a few things now and again…but we get by! 🙂 We would much rather ride then cook any day but since it has to be done we try to make dishes that are quick and easy so there’s not as much to clean up at the end. Roast Beef sandwiches are our specialty in the ‘easy catagory’, but since everyone has had those one time or another, and knows how to make them, we will not be putting them on the website (plus, Amy would’nt let us!). We eat beef everyday: Breakfast, Lunch and (if we don’t eat cereal) Super. We both believe that beef is the number one source of protein, very healthy for you, and if prepared correctly, tastes great!!



Meat Loaf

Meat loaf is also easy and are about to give you a recipe the is really Good!! We always double our recipes at home, but we are giving it to you for just one loaf, but it is just as good doubled.

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 eggs
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce (we don’t use Worcestershire so we substitute with amino acids, if you do make sure and only put 1 Tbsp.)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 cup crushed cornflakes (we didn’t have cornflakes so we used Corn Chex, you could also use Rice Chex, or even Rice Krispies)
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk (the more liquid the better my mom says)

Mix all ingredients together except for ketchup (mix very well). Put into a greased 2 quart baking dish. Cover top with ketchup. Bake at 350`F. for 1 hour or until done.
As you can see in the picture I spaced my loaves leaving room on all sides, it cooks better this way and you want to make sure and get the meat loaf done. 🙂 Serves 6

Green Beans

My Mom makes the green Beans all the time, they are really tasty and don’t take long! 🙂

1 bag of fresh green beans

beef bacon bits

garlic salt

Brother Ike, 5  going back for seconds!

Cook green beans in water (take them off burner while they still have a little crunch to them) soak them in about 1/4 to 1/2 stick of butter, (the more butter the better in my opinion), add beef bacon bits, salt pepper to taste, and garlic salt. May want to add a tid-bit of beef bacon grease for more flavoring. Allow beans to sit & “get happy” for awhile & they are even tastier!! These are really easy and taste really good!

Mashed Potatoes

10 Irish potatoes
Sour Cream
Whipping cream

Cut potatoes (you may peel them if you please, but we leave the skin) to where they are all around the same size, put them in enough boiling water to just cover the top of the potatoes. Cook until they are soft when you prick them with a fork. (One trick for better mashed potatoes, from our Great Grandmother, Valda Brown, is to warm the butter & milk together before pouring onto heated potatoes.) Melt 3/4 to 1 stick butter in microwave (again the more butter the better) pour over potatoes along with a spoon full of sour cream, about 1/2 cup of whipping cream and about that much milk. Add the salt and pepper and then mash, if they are to dry just add more milk until you get what you want.


Hope you enjoy this post and have a Wonderful Day.

Amanda and Lydia ~