50s Prime Time Meatloaf

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The other day while I was thinking about Disney World, I started looking through recipes on AllEars.Net.  Deb has an excellent collection of recipes for foods that are served in various WDW restaurants.  I made note of several that I want to try, including this meatloaf which is served at the 50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  The meatloaf was easy to make, flavorful and moist.  As a bonus, it made so much I turned it into two loaves and froze one for another time.

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

We celebrated my oldest daughter’s birthday with Sweet and Sour Chicken. The recipe is adapted from the More with Less Cookbook.

Gather up your ingredients:

For the marinade:
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. soy sauce

1 lb. pork or chicken, cubed (I used 4 boneless chicken breasts)

To stir fry later:
1 clove garlic, minced
4 slices ginger root, finely chopped
1 green pepper, cut up
1 onion, cut up
20 oz can pineapple chunks, drained (reserve the juice)

For the sauce:
3 Tbs. vinegar
3 Tbs. brown sugar
2 Tbs. soy sauce
1 Tbs. cornstarch
the reserved pineapple juice

Mix up the marinade and add the chicken or pork. Let it stand 20-30 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.

Combine the sauce ingredients and set aside.

Dredge the meat in cornstarch. Fry on all sides until brown. Remove from the skillet and keep warm. Stir fry the garlic, ginger and vegetables in oil, 2-3 minutes. Add the sauce and cook just until the sauce thickens and clears. Return the meat to the skillet. Serve with hot rice.

I keep thinking I need to double the pineapple and sauce amounts, but I haven’t done it. We would like more sauce than what the recipe makes.

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