Sharing the simple things

A Thanksgiving Meatloaf recipe, courtesy of M.V. Center for Living.

Thanksgiving meatloaf incorporates everything you love from the traditional meal. —Katie Vieira

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I work at the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living as the executive assistant, but the highlight of my day is joining the Supportive Day Program, a social and engaging program for older adults living with dementia or other challenges of aging, for lunch.

I sat with a lovely client the other day, who shared her recipe for Thanksgiving Meatloaf. I happened to have all of the ingredients at home, so thanks to her, my family got to try a new and simple recipe. I absolutely love to see what people hold onto!

Thanksgiving Meatloaf

1 to 2 lbs. ground turkey
1 box of stuffing
1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce
2 eggs

Mix it all together, setting aside ⅓ of the can of cranberry sauce. Transfer to a loaf pan and spread the remaining sauce on top, before baking at 400° for 30 minutes.