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Its been a snowy day here in Calgary, and thank $deity for that. I don't like winter... but if I'm gonna have it, it should have some snow. Lots of snow. More snow the merrier. (which is why Calgary's so damn dry usually... because I want it otherwise)

I ended up going to the store for some meal ideas.... and that of course involves getting out on the roads. The roads aren't in great shape. Quite a few cars in the ditch. I hopped in the ol' ranger... fired it up, popped it into 4WD and took off. While that truck has no business being on the road in anything more than a light mist in 2WD, in 4, she's as sure footed as a mountain goat. Absolutely no problems getting around. Bring on the snow, Ma Nature... me and the Truck are ready for it.

Of course, a snowy day calls for comfort food. And what is more comfort-foody than meatloaf?

1.5 lbs of ground beef
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup milk
1 beaten egg (take that, egg!)
1/4 onion (recipe calls for 1/2 onion or equivalent dried, I don't like that much onion)

Spices: Salt, pepper, a little garlic, parsley, worcestershire...I also put in some sage, and some mrs dash.

Knead it all together to a common consistency.

Dump it in to a loaf pan.

Coat the top in ketchuip.

Cover the ketchup in rashers of BACON (because bacon makes everything better)

Bake for at least 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

It will be served here with some mashed spud and green beans.

Oh and it makes a wicked sammich the next day.


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Dec. 8th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
That sounds delightful. I made some boring yet wonderfully tasty chicken + mushroom soup + rice concoction.
Dec. 8th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
it was sooooooooooooo good. i inhaled mine.

i used to make a dish like your chicken one. i think it had white wine in it, too. it was called chicken parisienne. of course, now that i don't eat chicken, it languishes in the recipe box. if you want i can give you the details.
Dec. 8th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
I mix the ketchup into the meat before baking, and will also often add some barbecue sauce.
Dec. 9th, 2008 10:28 am (UTC)
Added to my memories for future noming.
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