We managed to cook three times this week. And while that’s probably average for us during the winter, coming off of the last month it felt like we were cooking all of the things. I loved it.
Sunday – Perfect Meatloaf with Chipotle Ketchup from Ruhlman’s Twenty and Garlic Smashed Potatoes
What was phenomenal about this dish: The Chipotle Ketchup. I will happily make this again for any and every situation.
The meatloaf had a great flavor, but 2.5 lbs of meat (we used ground turkey) and a water bath later, I wasn’t teriffically impressed. Like it was good, but for a total of two hours spent prepping and cooking the darned thing, I want it to taste like it is made of gold.
Monday – Tomato Curry from Nigella Kitchen with Rice, Roasted Broccoli and Trader Joe’s Garlic Naan
Easy and from the pantry. We lived on the wild side this time and threw in a jalapeno because, sometimes you just need to add a little extra heat.
What I didn’t realize is that there’s another vegetarian curry recipe in this book that I don’t recall making! So I think we’ll be actioning that next week.
Thursday – Meatloaf Tacos with Guacamole
In all seriousness, if you’re reading this and STILL haven’t actioned from-scratch guacamole, check yourself before you wreck yourself. Because it is heaven in a bowl.
What we did to reincarnate this: I broke up the meatloaf with a fork, watered down our chipotle ketchup, dumped the whole thing into a pot and heated it up.
They were delicious, but probably also the messiest tacos I have ever eaten in my natural life.
How do you usually reincarnate meatloaf?
And because I’m still looking for one, what’s your favorite meatloaf recipe?
Don’t forget, #BeerWeek hasn’t stopped yet – we have a whole weekend of festivities planned! Yes, that means it’s probably time to burn your skinny jeans. There’s Mads’ Beer Battered Shrimp Tacos, Allison’s Spicy German Mustard, Ale Soaked Sweet Potato Fries, and Maple Ale Ice Crem, Megan’s Schnitzel, Beka brings us home to Outlander Brewery, Anne’s Pumpkin Ale and Pretzel Caramels, Lauren’s Pale Ale Shrimp Po’ Boy, Madeline’s Pumpkin Beer Bread, Kirsten’s 5 Minutes with a Home Brewer and Jeanne’s Dark Chocolate Espresso Stout Cake with Caramel & Kahlua Whipped Cream.