Monday, October 25, 2010

The Meatloaf Challenge

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

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.


  1. Weird. That is the second pioneer woman reference I've heard in two days. What is the universe trying to tell me?!

    By the way, meatloaf is glorious. I fully support your experiment.

  2. Before either of us read your blog, i told Dan I was making a pioneer woman mexican pizza recipe. That's not counting the first pioneer woman reference, in which I asked Dan if he would like to become Marlboro Man and revive the Jackson Cattle Ranch.

    She is the greatest. Also, you.

  3. Ya that is interesting. My mom is also in love with her. I think all of her "new additions" are a direct result from her books. I have even flipped through one of them.

    The Universe.

  4. I'm so glad you have a blog now Lace! I'll definitely have to try the meatloaf recipe. I'm not much for it either. I've never really appreciated it for some odd reason. Welcome to the blogging world; I can't wait to read more!