I came real close to breaking every rule of the Rekindle the Fire series this week. Tom tossed up a softball with his last post giving me ground pork, bacon, eggs and cheese to work with. I came really close to using all four ingredients and doing a bacon-wrapped cheesy meatloaf, but at the last minute decided to leave out the cheese and bacon and make a more traditional meatloaf as a precursor to Older Daughter’s birthday dinner.
More traditional doesn’t necessary mean ordinary. Instead of ground beef I used ground pork, and where most folks use bread crumbs as a filler I chose to use oatmeal. Somewhere along the way I realized that there are a lot of ingredients that went into this meatloaf:
- Ground Pork
- Ground Bison
- Italian Seasoning
- Tomato Sauce
I’ve been known to add other things to meatloaf in the past, but figured that was enough for this post. However, there was some nice sautéed lemon-butter spinach and mashed potatoes that were also on the dinner plate.
There was only enough meatloaf leftover at the end of the meal for one decent sized sandwich the next day. I think when I make Older Daughter her birthday meal (she has requested meatloaf, bacon mac and cheese, and some other side that seems to have escaped my memory) I will sneak in a couple of extra meatloafs (meatloaves?) for sandwiches.
Of course I’ll have to hide them well so they don’t grow legs and disappear when I’m not looking. Oh and Tom, when you read this feel free to choose from any four of the ingredients above…