Friday, October 3, 2014


I pulled The Campus Survival Cookbook off the shelf this week because I wanted to make a meatloaf, but I was a little short on time and energy. This recipe looked simple enough.

I'm not sure how many things I've made from this cookbook, but for some reason I'm really fond of it. It has really good basic instructions and recipes for beginners, 1970s style. 

The Campus Survival Cookbook, 1973

It contains some funny written tidbits and has some cute illustrations scattered throughout the pages, too.

Boy! Can you cook!

I once saw the follow-up, The Campus Survival Cookbook 2, at a library book sale for a quarter and passed it up.  I still regret that moment of cheapskatery. 

chambers 90c stove range

I halved the milk because it seemed like a lot, but otherwise I followed the recipe as written.  It turned out fine (good texture, flavor), but it was a little bland, in my opinion.  I think the addition of some bacon, minced onions or bell pepper would help it quite a bit. 

Meat Loaf (Printable Recipe)

from The Campus Survival Cookbook

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
3 tablespoons chili sauce or barbecue sauce
3 slices bread, torn up small
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup

Preheat oven to 350F.

Measure everything except first 2 ingredients into pan or bowl. Beat with a fork to mix well.

Add ground beef. Squish everything together with hands until well mixed.  Pat down until smooth.  Cover with chili sauce or barbecue sauce.

Bake at 350F for one hour.  Remove from oven.  Pour off excess fat before serving. 

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