Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mr. Hawthorne Serves Up A Plate Of Comfort.

Mr. Hawthorne purchased the fixin's for a meatloaf the other day at Food Lion. Whenever I make meatloaf I use hamburger meat and ground pork, but Mr. Hawthorne, apparently looking out for his boyish figure, picked out hamburger and turkey.
He chopped up the last of our peppers we picked before Irene.
I would have given them a finer mince, but that's just me.
Half a chopped onion.
The first egg in.
This is the whole wheat bread I made during Hurricane Irene. That's what I do for my readers. After I battened down the hatches, I MADE BREAD! Just to see if I could. And I could.
Mr. Hawthorne! Are you using my Thai Kiwi knife for cutting bread?????? I love my Thai Kiwi knives. They're cheap and razor-sharp. Thanks again, Zzzadig, for introducing me to them. People, never use your good knives for cutting bread. Bread will dull your knives. Always use a serrated knife for bread. When I make meatloaf, I use Ritz crackers. Different strokes for different folks.
Mr. Hawthorne has his whole wheat bread crumbs ready, the peppers, the onions, one egg, and a can of Hunt's Meatloaf Sauce.
I suggested he add in another egg.
Next, add in about 2/3 can of the Hunt's meatloaf sauce.
Best way to mix the beef and turkey, peppers, onions, and eggs is by hand. Notice, Mr. Hawthorne has de-blinged.
Add in whole wheat crumbs.
Hand mix.
Press mixture into loaf pan. This went into a 350 degree oven. After about 45 minutes, start pouring the grease out. Top with the rest of the Hunt's sauce. Cook until the internal temp reaches 185 degrees.
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This is just what I needed. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Imagine a plate with a slice of meatloaf and a plop of mashed potatoes with a big glop of butter and some swirled-in heavy cream and lots of fresh-cracked black peppah. Stay tuned for my favorite- meatloaf sandwich. Yes, Rosie has risen to the heights of the Food Network. She will show you, step by step, how to make a meatloaf sandwich. Look out! Rosie is off the hook.

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