Tuesday, March 29, 2016

For those who have children who don't like meatloaf

I know I am all about sharing my meatloaf recipe but there are those who have family member (specifically of the tiny heathen variety) who are picky. Browsing through the internet I stumbled upon yet another comic from Fowl Language Comics that reminded me of the days when the trio here are not in the mood to eat. Do some days you have this occur? If so, how do you handle it?

Video to accompany cooking music

If you like to have something to watch during your prep of the simple and easy meatloaf recipe, I have included the video for Meatloaf's "I Would Do Anything For Love." Are you a fan of this man's music? Would you deny that this song is a classic?

Cooking music for making meatloaf

Some people like to have silence when they cook but I am not one of those people. As the kids like to bounce in and out of the kitchen (I mean seriously, what kids don't?) I choose to have some music play as it helps me to focus. So what better choice for making meatloaf than the band by the same name? Here's one of the songs I be bopped around to from the man known as Meatloaf himself, I would Do Anything For Love.

Meatloaf photos - before and after

Simple and easy meatloaf recipe that results in the tiny people loving it. Here are the photos showing the uncooked followed by the cooked:

Check out the recipe here and give it a try. If picky tiny people ranging from 6 to 13 approve, it must be good.

Meatloaf recipe - The Kids Actually Like It!

I'll be honest, the trio are picky eaters. It is a challenge getting them to eat prepared meals some days. When I first made meatloaf for dinner I was skeptical on them actually eating it. I was joyfully surprised when all three ate everything on their plate! Below is the recipe I use for my meatloaf. Give the recipe a go and let me know if it goes over well for your family.

2 1/4 pounds ground beef
1 egg
1 medium sized onion, chopped
1 2/3 cups milk
1 3/4 cups dried bread crumbs
16 ounces mushrooms, sliced (if not using fresh mushrooms canned will work just as well)
4 ounces shredded cheese (any kind will do)
2 ounces shredded cheese (optional)
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup mustard
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste


1. Preheat over to 350 degrees F
2. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients. Season your mix with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste and place in a lightly greased 5x9 inch loaf pan, OR form into a loaf and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
3. (optional) Sprinkle 2 ounces of shredded cheese evenly on top of your meatloaf.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour.

Pretty simple, yes?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

On slow weeks I feel like this

Well, it has been a slow week in social media land here so there has not been too much traffic. Weeks like this I feel like Dicky...
Comic provided by Fowl Language Comics.
While you wait for things to pick up here, think of it like this: I’m working out my answer like it was Final Jeopardy.

Audio provided by Orange Free Sounds.

Enjoy this oldie but goodie during this slow week

Not a whole lot is going on here and I apologize for such. For now, enjoy this feel good oldie but goodie and I'll be back soon with more fun.

Slow week but never fear, for something exciting shall appear soon...

Slow week, stay tuned

It has been a slow week in social media and I apologize for that. There hasn’t been too much outside of the norm this week. It has just been constant here. Things are beginning to be put in motion. Just stay tuned…

Catchy music to move you down the road

During a leisurely drive on my day off from being Mister Mom, the girlfriend and I were grooving to new Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Deadpool is good to watch for a day with no tiny people

Check out this Deadpool trailer and think about seeing it on a day off from kicking butt and cleaning house. You’ll be glad for the fantastical opportunity to have a little you time.

Enjoying some Waffles Incaffeinated on a well-deserved day off

What Mister Mom does with a day off

Recently I had a day off from being Mister Mom while the girlfriend also had off from work. We started the day off with going to Waffles Incaffeinated and having some amazing waffles as well as tasty coffee. We took a leisurely drive, took in some tunes, visited the mall to do some shopping, took in a movie, and caught up on some television. It may not have been as exciting a day off as some may have but it was quite enjoyable and I’m glad to have had a minor reprieve.

In case you need a visual

In case you like visual images to help get you excited, here is one of the promotional movie posters for Kung Fu Panda 3. I highly recommend seeing it!
Poster courtesy of Moviefone.

An audio review of Kung Fu Panda 3

Here is a review from Korey Coleman on Kung Fu Panda 3.

What is Kung Fu Panda 3?

If you haven't seen any commercials on television (or online) for the film Kung Fu Panda 3 check out one of the trailers below:

Voice cast of Kung Fu Panda 3

For those unfamiliar with faces to go with voices of the characters in Kung Fu Panda 3, here is a photo of the cast at the Kung Fu Panda 3 premiere.
Photo courtesy of The Indian Express.

Family movie night - Kung Fu Panda 3

Yesterday the girlfriend and I decided we would have a family movie night at the movie theater. The children were asked to agree on a movie for the family and the consensus wound up being Kung Fu Panda 3. Here is a brief description from the search result on Google: “Living large and loving life, Po (Jack Black) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he's going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor (Dustin Hoffman). After reuniting with his long-lost father (Bryan Cranston), Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai (J.K. Simmons), a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.” (https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=kung+fu+panda+3) As I had not seen any of the movies in the series I checked out the official Kung Fu Panda 3 site so I could get at least a degree of familiarity with the characters and the franchise. It was an exciting time enjoyed by all of us. Now I need to go back and watch the first two. I'm thinking that may be on the agenda over the tiny people's Easter break.

Another fun way to enjoy a day off

What’s another fun way to enjoy a day off? Catching up on a more adult version of Harry Potter, that’s what! Have you seen The Magicians? If so, what have you thought of it? If you haven't I highly recommend it!