Just two questions

1.  What’s “meatloaf?”  I thought he was a singer.

2.  How do you resurrect it/him?

Mothers can be so embarrassing, especially when they never quite master the local lingo but insist on using it anyway.  I should know.

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5 comments on “Just two questions

  1. karen1945 says:

    Now, that’s just hilarious. I wonder if he did call her. My mother had all the latest hip lingo down pat, and that was just as embarrassing in its own way.

    “Meatloaf” is what it says it is. It’s a loaf of ground meat with spices and tomato sauce. Here’s my personal recipe (stuffed meatloaf) which the family loves.

    Meat Loaf with Tomato Gravy

    • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
    • 3/4 cup of bread crumbs (I use 1 cup oatmeal since I’m gluten intolerant)
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1/2 cup of catsup
    • ½ of 8 oz can of tomato sauce
    • Salt & pepper to taste
    • ½ tsp. celery seed
    • ½ tbsp. diced dried onion
    • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 large potato, cooked and mashed, seasoned with salt, pepper & margarine
    • 1½ cup grated cheese
    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    Mix until all of the ingredients except potato and cheese until well distributed. Place ½ meat mixture in a 2 quart baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray. Put the potatoes on top of first layer. Sprinkle cheese on top of potatoes. Top with rest of meat mixture. Pour other 4 oz. of tomato sauce over top. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until well done. If you are going to serve right away, then allow to set for about 10 minutes before serving. Slice and serve with tomato gravy.
    Tomato Gravy:
    • 1 can diced tomatoes
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
    • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    • 1/2 cup water
    Melt the butter in small pan on the stove, add the flour and stir until smooth. Cook for one minute. Slowly the remaining ingredients and stir constantly until nice and thick. Cook for one more minute. If too thick, add a little water until desired consistency is reach.
    Recipe serves 6-8 people.

  2. karen1945 says:

    Oh, BTW, you can use any ground meat – it doesn’t have to be ground beef.

  3. Miko says:

    Okay, that is going to feature in one of my cultural lectures. People always ask me about American food.

    What else do you serve it with, for example salad or boiled veges?

  4. Karen says:

    Salad, veges, whatever we’re in the mood for. Except for greens, it’s a meal in itself.

  5. Miko says:

    It sounds like it’s pretty filling. I’m going to give this recipe to the JJs cook next week. Let her do all the legwork! She’ll be thrilled anyway as she has a couple of grandkids being raised in the US as Americans, and she’s worried about how to feed them when they come visit this summer (I warned her to lay off the octopus). I’m really looking forward to trying it myself.

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