It seems that people lead such busy lives these days, so its only natural for people to want some comfort food now and again. Next time you need a good dose of comfort food, try this Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf! Especially since we are heading into Fall time now, and the weather is becoming a little bit colder, people are craving more foods like this meatloaf. Something that reminds them of meals that their moms used to make, something hearty that will fill them up. Just like the name of the food blog implies, Full Bellies, Happy Kids. This meal is something that the author makes when her family is in need of some good comfort food. Usually that is what we tend to associate with a happy household and family, kids with full bellies and happy minds.
Meat loaf is one of those things you either love or you don't. I personally have never really loved it... But it was one of my parents favourite meals to make, so it got served at our table more frequently then I would have enjoyed. As well as shepherd's pie which I was not too fond of either. Lots of kids don't really tend to like meatloaf, but this one with the cheese might be a safe bet, because kids tend to like anything with cheese on it. I remember just not liking it because the meat was dry and I didn't like the taste of it, I have never really liked beef, so that would be one other reason why. Many more kids are showing that they don't enjoy eating meat. It's ok if kids don't eat meat, it might even be healthier for some. But you need to make sure that they are getting enough protein from other things.
Meat loaf actually goes way back to the 5th century if you can believe it! Who would have thought it was such an old favourite. It was made with minced meats. It's a Belgian and German dish but it is enjoyed in variations all over the world. Some places they wrap their meatloaf in ham before cooking it, sometimes with a hard boiled egg in the centre, and as we know it in North America, it is served with ketchup or a special sauce. It was actually voted the 7th most popular meal in 2007 in the US! It just shows how many people actually truly love this meal! So this recipe could be a very popular one.
Sandra is the curator and creator of the Full Bellies, Happy Kids food blog. She is a wife to a retired Air Force Sergeant and a stay at home mom to two kids. She and her husband Curtis, have been married for 15 years now, and they met on the Internet while she was living in South Africa, and he was in the United States. She believes that living life to the fullest means enjoying each and every moment, and making the best of what is right in front of you. They now live in the country, surrounded by mountains, and Sandra loves to share her recipes, ideas and inspirations with people all over the world!