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Adventures in home cooking... - The Rancho Commons
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Adventures in home cooking...
My wife doesn't really mind cooking, but it isn't one of her favorite things, either. Actually, she says it is prolonged preparation time and time spent cleaning up that she most dislikes. One of the ways she has tried to remedy this in the past was with a cook book that offered meals that were very quick in their preparation. I called these meals, "Speed Feed." They were okay, but not excellent. BTW, when she wants to, she cooks very well. But, she also has a tendency to "throw stuff together" at the last minute. This is what happened with the meatloaf.

She decided to try a new meatloaf recipe which had applesauce and ketchup in it. It turned out well and tasted excellent. However, there was one small characteristic that is noteworthy. We were out of ketchup, and she didn't realize this until it was time to add it. Actually, we weren't out, but all we had was this...



Image borrowed from the web!


Sooo...

The meatloaf looked like this! Bwaaahahahahhahahaha!

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Comments
thunderslug From: thunderslug Date: July 3rd, 2004 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow. That's deeply disturbing. Even with my longstanding love of all things loafy. Meat, too.
mcbarnes1970 From: mcbarnes1970 Date: July 3rd, 2004 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I know you said it tasted good, but DAYAM! That just looks sooooooo wrong on soooooo many levels.
alphapythia From: alphapythia Date: July 3rd, 2004 06:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Oh my pregnant belly! *woozy*
From: recycling Date: July 3rd, 2004 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh, that's fantastic. :)

How did the kids react when they came to the table and saw that?
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: July 4th, 2004 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, because I realize the value of raising my sons with the proper taste, gross = cool, so they loved it! I had some of it last night at work, too, and I believe it may have been the best tasting meatloaf I've ever had!
From: recycling Date: July 4th, 2004 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Right on. :) I used to do things like that from time to time for my nephews with different food coloring. Blue macaroni and cheese, yellow hamburgers, etc. They loved it..
mygyzmom From: mygyzmom Date: July 3rd, 2004 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Just so you know...

I now have TWO brand new bottles of REGULAR ketchup just waiting for my next cooking adventure!
schmimi From: schmimi Date: July 7th, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, okay. See, I'm from Santa Cruz. I am used to things like soy cashew zucchini loaf being served up for dinner... so that honestly just didn't look that weird to me. I was expecting bright lime green or something really shocking. :)

That, and I've been a really sucky commenter lately. I don't have a good explanation... I read *everything* people on my friends list post...and I think about it and then... by the time I've figured out what I want to say, it just seems too late... like the moment's gone by. I don't know.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: July 8th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Soy cashew zucchini loaf. It always surprises me the things vegitarians will mix together and call food in their never-ending attempts to avoid "gross" meats.

But then, NC is about as far from Santa Cruz, in so many ways, as you can get. So, to each his/her own.

Allie was so grossed out at the color of her own cooking, she had to go lay down after supper because she was nauseated. In person, it looked like regular meatloaf that was left in an unrefrigerated cabinet for about a week. But, it tasted excellent. I took it to work a couple of nights later, and I believe that is the best meatloaf I ever ate!
schmimi From: schmimi Date: July 8th, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I made that up. But it's not that far off from real food I've eaten.

I used to live with a guy who was vegetarian... he wouldn't eat anything that had eyes. He didn't appreciate it when I inquired about potatoes. :) But, I did only cook vegetarian food for a long time and still don't eat much meat.

I don't think the color would bother me. Fuzzy meatloaf, on the other hand...
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