I'm finding as I type up my mom's recipes from her assorted recipe cards, the main instruction after the list of ingredients is, "Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly." So simple and yet you'd think she slaved all day over some of this stuff. The thing is, she had all day to slave over this stuff since she wasn't working.
Here's a good one:
Quaker Oatmeal Meatloaf
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef or turkey
1 cup tomato juice
3/4 cup uncooked oats
1 or 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
1/4 cup chopped onion, sauteed
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Heat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients; mix thoroughly. Press into a 8x4" loaf pan. Bake 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink and juices run clear. Drain. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Try it, or if you have another Mother recipe for meatloaf, please post it!