Saturday, August 25, 2007


What an intense last couple of days at work, and right when it was getting to be time to leave. Glad the week's over. Whew!

Right now I have a meat loaf in the oven for tomorrow. Haven't made one in a while. I'm not really much of a meat loaf fan myself but B. likes them. So I've spent a lot of time experimenting with different recipes to create one that I really like. (B. likes them all, except the one I put hard boiled eggs in.) I use a basic salsa meatloaf recipe (a Betty Crocker recipe from the Internet) but use Italian bread crumbs (not a whole lot) and also add Worcestershire sauce and regular prepared mustard. It's got loads of flavor. And I like the way the salsa bakes on top into a thick goo (much better than ketchup). Also, I bake the meatloaf free-standing in a regular roasting pan lined with slices of bread, rather than in a loaf pan, in which the meatloaf sits and boils. I prefer a little crust on the outside. Tonight I added some fresh thyme I had in the refrigerator. We'll see what that does.

Believe it or not, I got a lot of meatloaf pointers from Steve Gilliard's blog (before Steve passed away).

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