I had a crappy week, and felt really tired thinking about what I might want to write today. The only topic that qualified itself in my mind was the stupid meatloaf. But then I thought NO. That is so boring. You can't even make a funny turkey sandwich reference post about it because that shit has been done to death.
Oh, you want to hear it?
K. You were warned.
The other night I gave everyone a choice for dinner: meatballs, chicken stir fry, or pork tenderloin. Oh, or I guess I could make meatloaf, I said.
Prologue: I'd made it a few months ago on a whim when Clara wasn't home and my boys loooooved it. There was barely enough for the three of us that last time, no leftovers.
So when the majority vote fell to meatloaf on this recent night, I had myself a conundrum. I had picked up two packages of ground turkey, because I LOVE ground turkey and it was on crazy sale. I thought I should double the batch, right? But I paused, because for God's sake there are only 4 of us, one of whom has chronic stomach ailments that make meal planning uniquely challenging. I wanted the second package for tacos or pasta sauce or something. One loaf would be enough, I was making plenty of sides and it irritates the hell out of me how my family doesn't eat leftovers. But what if it was a huge hit, and we could have meatloaf sandwiches! Yu-um. Double batch, baby.
(oh my god this is so boring)
But alas...I made a fatal mistake with this loaf... I chopped rather than diced the onions. This led to an overly crumbly loaf! I am partial to the hand formed loaf on a sheet pan rather than the loaf pan, but that's probably not important. Either that or it is vitally important, but it's in the past so let's move on. It tasted delicious, but it looked like hell. There were leftovers.
Epilogue: I googled uses for leftover crumbly meatloaf, and decided to make a glorious sounding meat sauce over pasta. everyone was very polite. There are leftovers.
How does this relentless yet excruciatingly dull story about meat prove that the universe be funny? When I looked back at April blog posts for an indulgent Flashback Friday, this is what I found:
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009