What's For Dinner Wednesday
Don't get me wrong, there has been the occasional meatloaf that I've enjoyed. Those usually are ones that take the concept and go far afield. Southwest style, Gyro style, and that sort of thing. So it was a little surprising last week that we were watching "Diners, DriveIns and Dives" and I started drooling. It's a given that Ed was already coveting the loaf of meat-he loves the stuff.
What was it about this one that got me to actually WANT it? They showed a loaf wrapped in bacon, wrapped in parchment and foil and baked. Now, their meatloaf recipe didn't really appeal (currants? In a meatloaf?), but the gears started turning. Pork fat could definitely improve the dish. How about some cheddar cheese rolled in the middle for a Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf?
Now we're talking. Thus I started making a basic meatloaf this afternoon. As I was mixing, I was thinking I needed some Worcestershire Sauce. When I opened the fridge, something else appealed instead. Bob and Maureen had given us a bottle of Peter Luger steak sauce, a yummy concoction with tons of horseradish in it. That would be good. In it went.
It turned out REALLY good. Moist (thanks to the bacon, tasty (the steak sauce) and not quite as cheesy as I'd hoped. The bacon added a great flavor. The better part was that initially, Gameboy turned up his nose at it, but even he liked it.
Here's a tease for tomorrow's Tasty Thursday column. I didn't have pictures of my homemade brownies, so I put the step by step of making from scratch!