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?
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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?
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.