While it’s not quite time for cool weather and indoor cooking, Hurricane Harvey brought us (among other things) a rainy, 70 degree weekend. At our house this meant 2 days indoors with crafts, Netflix, and food. Comfort food that is.

Is it any wonder? Turns out chicken soup really is good for colds. Chocolate actually lowers stress. Like they said in the Atlantic, “Certain foods promise solace as much as they do fuel”. So, during holidays, rainy days, and natural disasters, it’s no wonder that people who can hit the stove top, do. The Waffle House chain is famous for being open 24/7. Even during storms: “In the case of Harvey, Waffle House “jump teams,” restaurant managers from Ohio, Tennessee and Georgia, headed to Houston to keep the grills going — in some cases doing the shifts of storm-stranded local employees.”

Well, we are back to our normal summer sunshine and heat, but south and central Texas hasn’t lost the need for comfort food since Harvey let loose on our state. With that in mind, we are sharing Beba’s Pfresh Meatloaf recipe. Make it today for friends and family or in a few weeks when there’s a chill in the air:



  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup / 1 medium onion
  • 1 1/2 lb ground meat (we used venison)
  • 1 cup Mild Tomato Salsa
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients together
  3. Add to an 8×6″ loaf pan
  4. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until done

We made french fries and a Green Jalapeno & avocado aioli for our fresh meatloaf and a mushroom gravy for our leftovers. What are you pairing with your loaf?