Babe inspects our Harvest Meatloaf just before it goes into the oven this evening.
"That was a delicious dinner. I love meatloaf," commented Tuck after sharing taste-testing duties with Baby Cakes during supper tonight. See recipe and calorie counts for Harvest Meatloaf, the latest entry in our Cold Turkey Cookbook, below.
A jewel in the crown of a foil-lined baking pan ready for baking.
Seeing an opening, Baby lunges for Tuck's plate.
1/4 cup Pepperidge Farms cornbread (or other favorite) packaged stuffing = 57 calories
1/4 cup fat-free chicken broth = 1 calorie
5 cloves roasted garlic (or chopped raw) = 20 calories
3 oz (the size of an average hamburger) lean ground beef = 116 calories
1 Italian sweet sausage = 268 calories
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste = negligible calories
TOTAL for 2 servings = 224 calories = 112 calories per serving
Mix stuffing, broth and garlic together in a medium bowl. Using a fork or your hands, thoroughly blend in sausage and hamburger, and season with a dash of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Shape into a perfect oval (above photo), place on foil-lined baking pan -- for easy clean-up -- and bake 35-40 minutes in preheated 350° oven. Cut in half to make two servings.
After extracting as many samples as possible from Tuck's plate, the Babe came over to our side of the table for further experimentation.
This one really sticks to the ribs, and, as our sis says, "Meatloaf IS the way to a man's heart." Next time we'll press a cube of Havarti into the center for a surprise-inside effect.