Yesterday I ordered a Shipt delivery. I got the ingredients for turkey meatloaf and taco soup with turkey instead of ground beef. For supper I made the turkey meatloaf in my convection oven.

Turkey Meatloaf:

Put together the meatloaf ingredients (ground turkey, egg, milk, breadcrumbs, onion, salt & pepper). Then pour the mixture (ketchup, mustard, brown sugar) over the top and cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour.


  • 1 and 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • chopped onion
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dried bread crumbs
  • salt & pepper

Top Of Meatloaf:

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of ketchup
  • mustard

How do you make meatloaf? I love to hear the variations people use when making meatloaf.


I finished the book I was reading so I’ll be starting a new one today.

An Anonymous Girl:

I’m going to read “An Anonymous Girl” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. It was a New York Times Bestseller.

Book Summary:

Looking to earn some easy cash, Jessica Farris agrees to be a test subject in a psychological study about ethics and morality.

But as the study moves from the exam room to the real world, the line between what is real and what is one of Dr. Shields’s experiments blurs.

Dr. Shields seems to know what Jess is thinking… and what she’s hiding. Jessica’s behavior will not only be monitored but manipulated.

Charlie & Ivy:

I haven’t shown new photos of Charlie and Ivy lately. Charlie is still going to acupuncture once a week.

On Monday I took him to Dr. Poteet for x-rays and a general checkup.

Ivy is now up on the cupboard in the living room staring out the window. She’s either there or on her cat tower looking out the back.

She likes to climb into my lap a lot now. It took her several years to get to this point. Now she luxuriates in being on my lap while I pet or brush her.

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  1. I made meatloaf just last week. Sometimes I use a combination of ground beef (organic, grass-fed) and turkey; other times the beef and pork. I don’t have a certain recipe – I just throw things in that I think will make the meatloaf taste good. Sometimes I put in sauteed onions and peppers or shredded carrots. I also add a little ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. I also add spices/herbs such as thyme and parsley. Sometimes oregano. Just depends on what I feel like throwing in! I’m a cook-as-you-go person. I have never used milk in my meatloaf. That’s a new one to me!

  2. My Dad was a cookware salesman, for many years. He sold Lifetime Stainless Steel cookware and we have always made our meatloaf in the frying pan. Burger, eggs, crushed crackers, chopped onions, tomato sauce, mushrooms and celery leaves on the top.
    I wouldn’t know how to make meatloaf in the oven.

  3. When I make my meatloaf I use 1lb ground chuck and 1lb ground pork, chopped onions, 4 slices of bread, cubed, breadcrumbs, 1 cup milk, 1 egg. After I form it into 2 loaves I put tomato sauce on top and bake on 350 for 1 hr.

  4. So many yummy ways to make meatloaf. Recently I began grinding up some of my dehydrated onions, bell peppers, celery and other spices to use in place of crackers or bread…my I love that combo!! Also a small bit of worchestershire sauce is nice. It is yummy to have that topping you mention here too. Also, at times, if using turkey meat, I also add some pine nuts which also are an added dimension of taste and texture!!

  5. Hi what type of oven do you have. My wall oven went out and can’t be fixed because of age. So I’m considering a convection. Do they work as well in your opinion have you baked cookies or cakes and the like. Would really appreciate the info thanks have a great day Gloria

    1. My convection is a Kitchenaid and I love it. It is quite a bit taller than the Breville I had, so not as much clean up. I haven’t cooked baked goods, just meals.

  6. My grandmother used Quaker oats instead of bread crumbs. She also put finely chopped carrots. I make it like this now but also use bell pepper, onion and an egg. She was making sure that I was eating my carrots although I didn’t like them as a child. Pretty smart grandmother.

      1. Sometimes I add grated carrots to mine too…grated finely, they cook up and are not seen really. Yet add to the taste.

  7. Brenda, I have a Cuisinart electric oven with bake, convection bake, air fry, broil, and toast settings. I find that it gets much hotter than my gas oven if I set it to the suggested temperature. Do you have to adjust the heat in your oven?

    1. I saw a recipe a pretty normal recipe for meatloaf on The Kitchen, but Katie used Stovetop Stuffing for the binder. Haven’t tried it but it sounds good.

    2. If I put it the suggested temperature I typically cook it in less time than it calls for. Sometimes I set the temperature lower though.

  8. I have used Turkey for years and use oatmeal in it as a binder. I’ve never used milk. Maybe I will try it. Always top with ketchup and brown sugar. That’s the best! And love cold oatmeal sandwiches for lunch!!

  9. My go-to recipe for meatloaf comes from I love the name of the recipe: Yes, Virginia There is a Great Meatloaf. I changed it up a little. I substitute minced dried onion for the regular onion because my son hates the texture of cooked onion. Also, I use half ketchup and half barbecue sauce where the recipe uses only ketchup.

  10. The furbabies look adorable. Nice to see pictures!
    My meatloaf is very similar to yours; I like to use Italian breadcrumbs on occasion and I don’t use any toppings.

    That book looks very interesting.

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