MEATLOAF

“MOM! THE MEATLOAF!” Whenever you say “meatloaf” in our family, it must be a reenactment of Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers. It’s a rule.

Such family rituals will likely be detriment to Mya’s hope of a life ofΒ normalcy. (Eh. It’ll only make her stronger. Right?!) Also, since I didn’t grow up eating meatloaf, I’m not sure as to what exactly it should look like or taste like, butΒ my little family approves. My “secret weapon”? Steamed zucchini!

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The steamed zucchini is a must and makes it moist, bringing theΒ various flavors together.Β But if I don’t have carrots or cheese, I’ll still make it and it’s still pretty tasty. (Mya is served sans BBQ.)

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What meatloaf mixtures have you concocted? Any “secret” ingredients you’d care to share?

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Eric
    July 11, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    This looks delicious, I wanna try it.

    When you say you flatten it… how flat we talkin’ here? Usually meatloaf is a few inches tall… are you saying you pat it down so it’s just a thin layer ‘o’ meat on the cookie sheet? Like a big meat cookie?

    *Drools*

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      Mark
      July 12, 2014 at 10:39 PM

      Mmmm…meat cookie…

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        Ashley
        July 13, 2014 at 4:32 PM

        You and Eric are on to something– the ultimate man’s dessert. Although I wouldn’t advise dipping that cookie in milk. Ew.

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      Ashley
      July 13, 2014 at 4:25 PM

      It’s probably 1.5″ thick down the center. And I try to form the loaf so that it’s an even thickness throughout. I added a RAW vs. COOKED pic to post, but it’s still hard to see how thick via photo. In any case, it’s pretty difficult to mess this one up– if I can do it, you can do it! I’ll make it for you next time you come over. πŸ˜‰

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