Winner, Winner, What’s for Dinner?

“I have always said that I don’t care for uppity food and I can’t cook it.” ~ Paula Deen

Sense and Sensibility

In all my excitement sharing the news of tonight’s Super Harvest Moon I forgot to announce the four winners of Jane Austen’s novel, Sense and Sensibility. They are:

  1. Vikki — September 26, 2012 at 11:21 am: ” Oh how I love Jane Austen Would love to win. Thanks.”
  2. Jennifer — September 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm: “I’m in!! :-) What a fun fall read…”
  3. Tedra Raden — September 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm: “I would love to win a copy of “Sense and Sensibility!” I’ve not read it but would love too – I’ve seen the movie and love it! Please enter me in your drawing!”
  4. Kelly — “My daughter and I are now on a Jane Austen kick! We watched Pride and Prejudice and promptly went and started reading the book to compare. Sadly, we don’t have Sense and Sensibility…one of the “famous” six. Consequently, we would love to win!”

If you’re a winner, please e-mail me your address and I will have your book on its way to you this week. We will share our views on the book in a month, so don’t set it on a shelf. Crack it open and start reading when it arrives!


We are having Paula Deen’s Old Fashioned Meatloaf for dinner. I started using this recipe a few months ago and it was a big hit. What’s for dinner at your house?


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7 Responses to Winner, Winner, What’s for Dinner?

  1. Laura Ingalls Gunn September 30, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Today is Sweet Boy’s birthday and he wants shrimp for dinner. :)

    • Karena September 30, 2012 at 11:08 am #

      Congrats to the winner! A salad with chicken, tomatoes, strawberries, zucchini, shredded fresh Parmesan and balsamic vinegar sounds good! I will have to try the meatloaf though!

      Art by Karena

  2. Cass at That Old House September 30, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    Hi Deborah!
    I hobbled down to my antiques booth this afternoon — broken toe, and bandaged arm from minor surgery — and Howard helped me bring some more furniture and “smalls” — I hadn’t been able to replenish for about 10 days because I’m kinda useless all by my lonesome for fetching and carrying.

    But my darling daughter and husband cooked dinner — burgers and zucchini on the grill, steamed corn on the cob, carrot slaw and a bit of mac and cheese. Now that is comfort food, and there ain’t nuthin’ uppity about it! I love Paula. One of my closest friends could be her clone, only from Jersey.

    We ate late enough that Howard grilled by candlelight as the Harvest Moon shone overhead.
    So neat — but too chilly to be outside for long!

    It’s been a rocky September, so I’m hoping for smoother sailing in the coming month.
    Hope all is well with you, my friend — Cass

  3. Cass at That Old House September 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    Forgot to say — Paula’s recipe is identical to my Mom’s — she began using oatmeal in meatloaves in the 50s. How funny; it’s just like I grew up with, and still make.
    Although I leave out the peppers, as did my mom. Sorry, Paula, but they just don’t belong.

  4. lisa moran/Bilancia Designs October 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Hi Deborah~
    I actually met Paula Dean at her restaurant in Savannah, Georgia. She’s EXACTLY like she is on TV, maybe even “bubblier”, if that’s possible! :)
    Being Italian, I love to use very good, parmesan cheese in a lot of my recipes that I want to give an extra “zing” (like simple mac & cheese) and meatloaf is one of them. I use (hard) Italian bread, a few dashes of worcestershire sauce, an egg, onions, seasoned bread crumbs, lots of parm cheese, and spices…put a small slit down the middle and add some ketchup and bake. 15 mins. before it’s ready, I whip up my mashed potatoes (home made, of course :) and scoop some on the top of the meatloaf and finish baking in 350 degrees. It gets a “thin” crust on the potatoes and for some reason, the taste of those potaoes is just unbelievable!

    What a great idea it would be if you listed a favorite meal almost every family has made in their household at one time or another, and asked people to give their family recipe for that particular dish. How perfect for the Fall … when everyone is really into the baking and cooking mode. I always love to hear other people’s recipes for good, old fashioned dishes.

    Hope you’re enjoying this amazing weather we’ve been having, Deborah.
    What a great time of the year to take a long drive to… say… maybe an antique barn…. somewhere in North Jersey??? Hint…hint… :)

    Have a wonderful week! XO

  5. Zuzu October 3, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Salmon & salad – favs. :)
    Congrats to the winners! Wasn’t the moon beautiful?
    ~ Zuzu

  6. Sue in Atlanta October 10, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    Have you ever tried Giada’s sun dried tomato feta turkey meatloaf…..comes really good if you don’t over cook it (which I have on occasion)….very tasty..I add rough chopped mushrooms to it and the Boss doesn’t even know he’s eating turkey meat….ofcourse will pretty much eat anything…..

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