Mrs. Clipart's Comfort Food

Hello, readers, my name is Mrs. Clipart. This portion of the website is dedicated to the New Adventures Of Queen Victoria recipe club!

From time to time, some of us will pop up here with different recipes we would like to share. I prefer to focus on the basic foods that most of us ate while growing up, and which still evoke memories of childhood and home. In other words, "comfort food."

Feel free to copy and try these recipes, and stop back regularly to see the latest. Oh, and be careful with anything recommended by Grandpa.

Mrs. Clipart's "World's Easiest Meatloaf."

As a teacher, I tend to work odd hours, and don't always have the time to prepare a complex recipe. That's why I love this recipe for meatloaf. It has few ingredients and mixes together simply. More often than not, you'll spend more time waiting for your oven to preheat than you will mixing this meatloaf.

For the cracker crumbs, I usually use "Cheez-It®" crackers, which add a bit of flavor and salt to the mix. If you prefer a blander meatloaf, try Ritz® crackers, and add a half-teaspoon of salt. Or use saltines. Also, this recipe works very well with equal portions of beef, pork, and veal instead of the ground chuck.


3 lb ground chuck
1 one pound jar mild salsa
2 cups cracker crumbs
1 egg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Form into loaf shape in a 9x13 pan.

Bake, uncovered, for one hour and ten minutes. Let stand at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Serve with macaroni and cheese or scalloped potatoes for a side dish.

Yield: enough for dinner and two days' worth of sandwiches.

Earlier recipes:

Mary's Cookies Of Racial Harmony
Liz's Mexican Lasagna

If you have a recipe to share, feel free to post it in our forum!