1 lb ground lamb
1/2 lb ground lean pork
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups course soft bread crumbs, firmly packed
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 eggs beaten
1 cup lamb broth* or milk
1/4 cup melted butter

Combine all ingredients except 1/2 cup bread crumbs and the butter. Mix thoroughly and press the mixture into a loaf pan (8 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches). Mix together the butter and the 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, and pat over the top of the loaf. Bake in a moderate oven (325 to 350 degrees F) for 1 1/2 hours. Before turning out, let loaf stand for 15 minutes to absorb meat juices. Garnish with parsley or mint.

Makes: 5 servings

The good is the greatest rival of the best. ~ Nellie L. McClung

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the Lamb make thee? ~ William Blake

* When purchasing lamb buy some extra bony pieces to prepare the broth.