Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Audacity of Making the President Out of Meatloaf

Happy 1-year anniversary of your inauguration, Mr. Obama!

I made a bean paste by reducing black beans with soy sauce to enrich the black color for the hair and jacket. The soy sauce gave the beans a nice flavor--a bonus!

I kept the meatloaf simple: beef, turkey, onions, eggs, breadcrumbs, and garlic. Obama is quite tasty--who knew?

The eyeballs and shirt are mashed potatoes, and the tie is ketchup.

Photography by Joe Orecchio.


  1. elyse this is completely amazing. i think you should be on the today show or something. you are incredible. keep up the good work!

  2. Elyse, Clara and I are breathless.

    Astounding work. Yeah, get this girl her 15 minutes.

  3. evan suggests you make the musician meatloaf out of meatloaf.

  4. You know, Sari, oddly enough, I hadn't thought of that! I most definitely will.

    Thanks, Jonathan and Clara!

  5. I don't think Meatloaf plays an instrument, so we shouldn't call him a musician. BUT Yes Elyse you Must make a Meatloaf out of Hell.

  6. I love the lips.