Sometimes it just gets ugly on the dinner front.  Saturday night it was just my wife and I and we were scheduled for grocery shopping on Sunday.  So, like Old Mother Hubbard, I went to the cupboard and it was pretty close to bare.  Armed with tomato soup and elbow macaroni I set out to make a meal.  With a little help from my friends at Google we had a great meal.

Tomato Soup Spaghetti Sauce

  • 2 cans tomato soup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 cup water; (up to 1 cup)

Cook hamburger and onion til burger is done. Add everything else but water – combine. Add water until slightly thinner than you want sauce and simmer until desired thickness. Serve.


This is a simple work week recipe for a great tasting meatloaf.  No special ingredients, no chopping — it’s all in the stuffing mix!

Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 – 50 minutes

Ready In: 60 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs 85% lean ground beef (or meatloaf mix)
  • 1 package Stove Top Chicken Flavored Stuffing Mix, 6 oz.
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of your favorite spaghetti sauce (I use Hunt’s Zesty & Spicy)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Coat an 8 X 8 baking dish or loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. Mix together all ingredients.
  4. Pat down mixture into baking dish or loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes at 350 degrees F.
NOTE:  I use the remaining spaghetti sauce over the meatloaf slices and accompanying rice or egg noodles.