Meat-Filled Monday

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While I aspire to a more meatless meal time (sort of), I remain surrounded by a group of young men (and their pops) who really want to eat meat at mealtime.

It doesn’t mean they don’t love the veggies nestled up next to the meat—it just means that meat tends to be the main event, plain and simple.

Out of the blue, my hubs requested Salisbury steak for dinner with a mushroom gravy. This recipe is so old school and Stouffers throwback—that I was sure it’d faded into the history-of-the-homemade pile. Utilizing a recipe we printed in MSL on bringing back the TV dinner, I just added some mushroom to the gravy.

But here’s the surprise:

I posted a picture to Instagram (follow me @madhungrylsq) and naively asked the question if anyone under 40 knew of this recipe. Like I said—I assumed it to be so old-school that it hadn’t even come back yet! But—there were several comments from my twenty-something peeps saying YES—they did know and love this recipe. Of course, many credited their grandma’s for turning them onto it. Funny how what goes around comes around. Meanwhile, I think my husband hopes that we will add this to weekly rotation, which– now that he is hooked on it—can be his cooking contribution, don’t you think?

  • Debbie January 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    My kids love this meal. It must include mashed potatoes and peas & carrots. I needed a quick meal one night & made this. For awhile I couldn’t make enough of it. I’ll think I’ll make this during the week. Thanks for the idea.

  • Roberta January 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    So what’s going on with Mad Hungry?


  • Tim January 15, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Com’on Lucinda ! You can do better than creating a counter meatless Monday slogan. This is so unoriginal and uninspired. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve used some of your recipes and they do work. Stouffers? Really? If this makes you qualified to work for MSLO then please… Hire me!

  • Kait January 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    My 14 month old LOVES this meal! I serve it to her over egg noodles with broccoli. I’m working on the next generation of Salisbury Steak eaters and makers.

  • NYY fan as January 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Tim- If you really know what Lucinda is about then you would not be criticizing her. Her meals are inspired by her family, and real life. I would so much rather have stouffers lasagne than my mother in laws. believe me you would feel the same.

    Love the idea I will add this to my list . I remember when Martha made this on the show, it was a big hit.

    Can’t wait for the new cookbook.

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