I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something about meatloaf that makes me feel uncomfortable. I don’t know if it’s because it’s meat in a loafy shape or if it’s because the word “loaf” is kind of weird. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe it’s because meatloaf is so moist and tender and fluffy and not really meat-like. It's more loaf-like but meat flavored. I don't know. I have to not think about it when I'm eating meatloaf or I start to think it's gross, even though my taste buds are telling me it's good. My neurosis manifests itself on only my second blog post. Nice. Anyway, I’ve decided to try to conquer my fear of meatloaf. It’s an American staple, after all. I’m going to test a few different meatloaf recipes and report my progress.
I tried my first one this weekend. It’s Pioneer Woman’s favorite meatloaf recipe. Find it here http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/09/my-favorite-meatloaf/.
Speaking of Pioneer Woman, I love her so much. I wish she were my best friend. Sometimes I sit on my own in my room and imagine our lives together. Okay, not really, but I sincerely enjoy her.
Tangent over. It is way good! I like the addition of the bacon on top. +1 point. The parsley and parmesan combo is positively divine. Be still my heart! +1 point. The sauce is to die for. It might be my favorite part. +1 point. But it was ultra light and fluffy, which set my craziness off on an all-time meatloaf-panic high. -1 point. Plus, I think I didn’t put enough salt in it, but that’s my fault, not hers. No deduction. Not like it matters. Points mean nothing here. I give it 3.757 out of 5 stars. Try it! Meatloaf is our friend.