Between recuperating, standing up to bigots, defending human rights and being a semi-super mom I managed to outdo myself in the kitchen today. I made this fantastic to-die-for meatloaf as well as some yummy cookies. My house smells wonderful. Smellovision should be brought back just for the wonderful smells coming from my kitchen today.

Cornbread Stuffing
1 box Jiffy Corn Bread Mix prepared as a loaf or muffins
1/4 onion
2 stalks celery
1 red pepper
2 or 3 tbsp beef broth
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp butter
1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion, celery, garlic and red pepper. Add broth, honey and salt and pepper. Remove from stove and place in bowl. Crumble up cornbread, cut in butter and mix with sauteed ingredients.

To-Die-For Meatloaf

2 lbs lean ground beef
3/4 of an onion, chopped
1/2 red pepper
2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup cubed bread crumbs toasted
1 cup beef bouillon
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 eggs
1/2 tsp Penzy’s Prime Rib Rub
salt and pepper to taste
Sharp Cheddar Cheese

In a bowl place the bread crumbs. Prepare bouillon and pour piping hot over bread crumbs. Add onion, red pepper, garlic, salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Let cool (this is a good time to make the stuffing mixture) before adding eggs and ground beef. Mix well. Place half of the mixture on a cookie sheet or lasagna pan and make a sort of boat out of it. Place the cornbread stuffing in the boat and cover with the remaining meat mixture.

Bake at 350 for about an hour. Remove from oven and place slices of cheddar cheese on top and put back in oven for about 4 minutes or until bubbling but not where it has melted away. Remove from oven and try to keep the kids and dogs from tasting it until you can serve it.

Heath Bits Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe is on the back of the package but I added lots of extra love to them.