Ohhh, who lived in an oven in apartment 1G?
Edible and scrumptious and moist was he
If dining on Spongebob be something you wish
Then get your meatloaf creation onto a dish!
Yes, yes, call me yet another food blogger trying to get attention with some whacky idea. I'm not looking for a book deal (but if you feel like offering me one, I won't turn it down. I like Amy Adams, but I'll need someone less dainty to play me in the movie). OK, back to meatloaf. Why meatloaf?
Meatloaf is the perfect food. Besides being delicious and all-American------
It's FUN! My kids love to get their hands messy in meat! When they help make their food, they're more likely to eat it. Which brings me to...
It's Sneaky. Meatloaf is the ultimate place to hide veggies. Just give 'em a whirl in the food processor before adding to your meat. My veggie of choice--peppers Not do they add excellent flavor and nutritional value, but they help keep your meatloaf nice and moist. A good trick if you tend to be a meatloaf overcooker!
It's Controversial. People can be very opinionated about meatloaf. Gravy or plain, everyone's got a preference. Some insist the meat must be a combo of ground beef, pork, and veal, while others maintain any one type of meat is fine. I like making meatloaf all ways--the recipe isn't the point in this blog, it's ze art!
It's Versatile. Add maple syrup, cumin, and fennel and you've got a meatloaf that tastes like breakfast sausage! Add ketchup, worstershire, beer...hell, add whatever you've got in the fridge. Very hard to go wrong. Slice up leftovers the next day and make sandwiches, tacos, etc.
It's Art, Baby. If you can make shapes out of dough and cakes and decorate them, why not meatloaf? If you've never thought of meatloaf as an art form, time to hit the supermarket and get started!