Meatloaf recipes, anyone?
Eating has been a challenge, what with the oral surgery I recently had. Finding things that work has been sheer trial and error. Puréed soups work; oatmeal does not (too many little pieces). Jello works; ice cream does not (too cold). If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve already heard me mention fried eggs, which just kind of slither on down the throat without much effort at all. But second to that comes meatloaf, which DH bought ready-made at the market in part because he likes it but, yes, also because he thought it would satisfy me. It did. It was just soft enough, smooth enough, hearty enough. Was? Try is. I’ve been on a meatloaf kick all week.
My mouth is healing, and still I want meatloaf. Is this the latest, greatest comfort food? I remember eating it when I was growing up. Back then, ground beef was mixed with bread crumbs, peas, or spinach, then bound together by eggs or Campbell’s soup. When my kids were little, I made microwave meatloaf with ketchup and brown sugar on top. Flash forward to this week. DH brought home a turkey meatloaf that was 5-star – this rating coming from him as well as from me, and he usually resists ground turkey. Of course, I have no idea what else Whole Foods added to make it taste so good. I mean, really, I am so not able to identify ingredients in something that’s all mixed together.
But now I’m determined to get a meatloaf recipe into SWEET SALT AIR – which, if you recall, involves a food blogger. Can you help me out here? Do you have a favorite meatloaf recipe? It has to be simple – i.e., not too many ingredients but preferably something that includes an herb or two. What I’d really like for the book is one whose main ingredient is seafood. I’m not quite sure what the best binder would be – eggs and crushed Ritz crackers, maybe? But hey, if lobster mac ‘n cheese is hot in upscale restaurants, why not lobsterloaf? Salmonloaf? Clamloaf?
BTW, if you give me a recipe that fits the story, it’ll go into SWEET SALT AIR with your name. You know, so-and-so’s whatever loaf. Are you game? (Wrong word – game – but you get the idea.)
And hey, I haven’t forgotten about sex. I promised I’d blog about how I write sex scenes. And I will. I need to write one or two other scenes first, and get through the holidays, but right after the first of the year, I’m on it.