Hence, I am changing my adventure. Instead of cooking 10 Julia Child's recipes, I am going to cook 10 recipes from the Joy of Cooking cookbook that my dad got me for Christmas a few years ago.
On Tuesday night, I got a craving for meatloaf. Brief side note on meatloaf....when we were kids, my step-sister and I loved meatloaf. My brothers, on the other hand, couldn't stand it. One night, my mom gave the boys the option of eating spaghetti instead of meatloaf. This was completely out of character, as we were expected to eat what we were served. We all went into the kitchen to see what was up. My mom pulled out a margarine tub full of spaghetti....and NIGHTCRAWLERS! She had seen a news segment about soldiers somewhere eating food contaminated with worms, and she thought it would be a funny joke. After that, Ben and Michael were perfectly happy to eat their meatloaf.
Anyways, back to my craving. I looked on-line for a good recipe and couldn't find anything that sounded right, so I figured I'd go the old-fashioned way and look in one of my physical cookbooks. It's been a long time since I've cooked from a cookbook and not just off of Pinterest. The Joy of Cooking had a good-looking meatloaf recipe, and an hour later, I had meatloaf.
|All ingredients in the bowl|
|Making a mess|
|The recipe called for breadcrumbs or quick-cook oats. I didn't have bread crumbs, so I tried the oatmeal...very good!|
|Into the oven....|
|....and out of the oven|
|My finished meal|
One recipe down, nine to go!