Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Friendship Picnic with Herbed Turkey Meat Loaf

We did not journey far for our Sunday picnic, taking the first opportunity of the day when the heavy rain showers subsided to travel some 15 miles to Friendship Hill National Historic Park and picnic under a shelter.  Our menu today included:

Herbed Turkey Meat Loaf
Potato Salad with Bleu Cheese
Blueberry-Peach Cobbler

The meat loaf recipe was inspired by Rachael Ray.

Herbed Turkey Meat Loaf 

(Serves 3)

Wrap the grated zucchini in a clean wash cloth to squeeze out extra moisture.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor to grind and blend.
Form into 3 round loafs-about 1/4 cup each.
Bake at 400 F. until internal temperature of meat reaches 165 F.  (Check at 30 minutes.)
1-6 ounce turkey tenderloin
1/2 medium zucchini, grated 
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup fresh basil
2 garlic cloves

Blueberry-Peach Cobbler

(Serves 5)

Combine fruit and juice.  Place in bottom of baking dish greased with an olive oil spread.
3 cups fresh blueberries and diced peaches (combined)
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Combine flour and sugar.  Mix in 1 beaten egg and melted buttery spread.  Scoop over fruit in baking dish.
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
6 tablespoon Earth Balance Buttery spread, melted

Bake at 375 F. for 30 minutes.

For the picnic, the cobbler was garnished with yogurt and honey, then with grated nutmeg.  At home, the cobbler was served warm with vanilla ice cream.

Our picnic today was at Friendship Manor National Historic Park in Point Marion, Pa.  This was the home of Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury in the days of Thomas Jefferson.  There is a beautiful mansion, historic displays and walkways with wild flowers.

We did not roam the grounds today, but enjoyed our meal under a shelter.





  1. We have lots of zucchini from our garden , will have to try this. Sounds good!!

  2. Looks like a fantastic picnic party. Thanks a lot for sharing these photos here. We hosted our holiday party last week at one of best garden party venues in Atlanta. It was a fantastic event and enjoyed it fully.