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How much meatloaf

BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
edited 5:09PM in EggHead Forum
Being as I often give Egged food to others, how many lbs. of meat (for a meatloaf) do you think for a family of 5, 2 adults 2 teenage boys and one teen girl???

I'm thinking 3 or 4 but what do I know??? :whistle:

Thanks
Bordello

Comments

  • 3 lbs, any leftovers use for sandwhiches
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Thanks,
    It was just a guess on my part but I figured better a little too much then to be short.

    Regards,
    Bordello
  • DnormanDnorman Posts: 117
    You said two teenaged boys. I would do a ten pounder.
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    :woohoo:
    They are going to end up skinny like the cook. :whistle:
    It's sure a possibility though. I've made ABT's for them not knowing how many and Mom told the only 1 each. Bet that didn't go over big as they loved them. :cheer:

    Cheers,
    Bordello
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Thanks Richard,
    Looks great, being as I'm sure they would reheat it do you know if when slicing, will it hold together??? While I don't mind too much if my meatloaf will not hold together some do.

    Thanks,
    Bordello
    Still thinking about the legs in the chicken.
    Sir LONEY, Keeper of the Bordello
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    two adults, plus two teenagers and another.... i'd go at least 4 pounds, probably five, or two three pounders at the same time. i know we like leftovers at my house, especially meatloaf.
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Hmmmm???
    I'll maybe do 4 so I allow for shinkage. :laugh:
    Thanks for the input, like I mentioned, better too much then too little.

    Regards,
    Bordello
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    would love to see your final recipe. i'm always looking for ideas for meatloaf!
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Not quite sure yet but will post whatever I end up doing along with a couple of pictures. I don't ever know till I start one so and sometimes take few things from one suggestion and maybe something else from another.

    Regards,
    Bordello
  • I do a two pound loaf for three (two pretty big eaters)....With a bit of left-over, but not much ;) .
    Two teenaged boys may tip that :ohmy: . I would go with four pounds or maybe more. More is better than not enough :whistle: !
  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    I always do 3 pounds. We're a family of 3 as well, but ours are all boys. (22, 21, and 19 right now.) My boys are light eaters, so with 3 pounds we sometimes have leftovers. Sometimes not. Just depends.
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