Monday, May 16, 2011

Pictures of our Townhouse

So everyone has been waiting for pictures of our new place so here ya go.

Lets start with the outside....
There is a lovely Cherry Blossom Tree that welcomes us home each day.

The townhouse was built in the 1980's but it has a great deck and it is still pretty nice inside...

I am looking forward to getting a fire pit and comfy chairs to put out here.

We have awesome neighbors..they are the sweetest people.

Three levels and a finished basement =D

The first floor has the kitchen, dinning room, and a cute sitting area.
I would like to put a sleeper sofa in here one day soon. =D

Stainless steel appliances!

On the second level is the guest bedroom, the guest bathroom and Michael's office (aka the man cave).  The guest bedroom is ready for guests now that we have a brand new mattress for my grandmother's bed from the 1800's. It is so wonderful to have it out of storage. =D

The top floor is all master bathroom and the master bedroom

The basement is the family room for us and quite frankly it is where I spend most of my time.

So..there you go.. the 5 cent tour.  If you ever want to visit D.C. just let us know! We would love to have you! 

Much Love, Alison

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Mushroom Meatloaf

So, I thought I would share with you all another successful meal from the Entringer Kitchen. Tonight, I was wondering how to make heads or tails out of the randomness in the refrigerator. As I googled recipes, I came across this one and decided to tweak it and see what Michael thought of the end result.


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs (You can substitute with oatmeal)
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 cup ketchup (You can substitute with cream of mushroom soup)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
 In a large mixing bowl, combine ground meat, minced mushrooms, oatmeal, onion, ketchup, eggs, and salt and pepper. Mix well. I thought that I would post how finely I minced the mushrooms and what it looks like all mixed together.

All ingredients mixed together

Minced Fresh Mushrooms
I used my new pampered chef mini loaf stoneware. It was amazing because the portion size was perfect for two people and I was able to freeze the rest after it was finished cooking. If you are using your favorite meatloaf pan the recipe could probably fill two meat loaf pans.

 Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes at 350 degrees, or until done. Using my mini loaf stoneware it was done in an hour. Internal temperature should measure 160 degrees F (70 degrees C) when done. I boiled some fresh corn on the cob and called it dinner.

If you have any recipes that you think I should try let me know. I am always up for new food ideas.