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13 March 2009 @ 09:54 am
I made meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner last night. How 1950s am I? Well, you know, except for the fact I'm a guy and I was doing the cooking. And that I'm blogging about it. But still!

Turns out meatloaf can be super tasty. Got a nice fresh-ground beef-pork-veal blend from the butcher. Cooked it on a bed of bacon and doused it frequently with a sweet glaze. Turned out quite nice. I'm kind of regretting halving the recipe, because we only have enough leftovers for one more meal. Tonight, I'm going to cook up some Brussels sprouts to have with them. Never cooked those before either.

On a side note, I needed some milk for the meatload, and looking at it realized I hadn't had a drink of the stuff for something like two or three years. Just soy milk. (My 1950sness is fading by the second!) So, I got curious and drank some. Wow, milk is crazy good. You can actually taste the fat in it!

Listening to: Heroes
Entry-Level Positionpkthunder on March 13th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
For the Brussels sprouts, roasting is great. Cut off the yucky stem end, halve them, toss them in olive oil and salt and pepper, spread out on a cookie sheet and roast at 400° for 20 minutes or until they're as brown as you like. In our house, the crispier the better (but not burnt).

If you're feeling adventurous with the milk products, I cannot recommend enough Cream-braised Brussels Sprouts. We "lighten" it up by using half-n-half instead of the heavy cream.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green tikiassmonkeydiary on March 15th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
I roasted them just like you said, but a bit longer. They were delish. Thanks!