Saturday, November 17, 2012

Meat the Loaf

"Let's have meat loaf tonight!"

The perfect suggestion landed in my ears with a welcome smack.  Meat loaf, indeed.  Why hadn't I thought of that?

Of course, with meat loaf there's always a problem and the problem is that we EAT IT ALL!  I could make 40 pans of meat loaf and we'd sit there going through a case of ketchup and 5 bushels of mashed potatoes chomping through every last one.

Is meat loaf that good?

Well, mine is!

The basic blueprint is simple:

hamburger and sausage, about half and half or whatever you have.
sautéed onions, one or two or whatever you have
carrot or other veggies or whatever you have
breadcrumbs or oatmeal flakes or whatever you have
What's-this-here-sauce or whatever you have
egg or no egg or whatever you have
salt, pepper or curry powder or gunpowder or whatever you have

Mix it in a bowl or on a board or in or on whatever you have.
Throw it in a pan, wrap it in foil or toss it in the oven in whatever you have.

Cook it at 350 or 360 or 375 or in a Dutch oven on a fire or use a blowtorch or whatever you have.
Cook until done, unless you like it rare, or unless you like it well done or whatever you like.

Serve with mashed potatoes, ketchup and two bottles of wine.  That's a requirement.

Enjoy, or whatever you like.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it.  Whatever.

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