Saturday, November 14, 2009

Small Kitchen Stories: Warm Cottage: Meat Loaf

A baked dinner and stoking my little wood stove is the fastest way to warm my cottage and my starved-for-Summer soul.
Bomb into town on a Friday.... pick up the ingredients asap.... roll into the cottage and have a cozy home and meal by the time the beds are made.
The Route 1, One-Stop-Shopping Quest-Request Presents: Meat Loaf al la Giant Foods.

Meat Loaf Mix: Giant Foods brand: ground pork/veal/beef meat loaf mixture or just beef works too.
Wild Rice/Black Rice/Red Rice: Lundberg brand in the organic section.  It is pre-cooked, sold in a small tub, and is ready for the microwave.
Egg, 1
Favorite Additions: Chili Sauce or Ketchup, Mustard, Soy Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, Barbecue Sauce...... you get the idea.

Microwave the rice for 60 seconds: put in a big bowl
Add in everything else
Mix, mix, mix until the mixture is more coming together than falling apart.
Dump into a "Pam" sprayed baking dish.
With your hands form the meat loaf shape.

Now add:
Yellow Baking Potato: cut in half, placed cut side down, snug up to the meat loaf.  You might want to grease the skin side with butter or olive oil

Bake at 375 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes.

Ta Da!

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