food I learn to make! Meatloaf! Yeah, laugh it up, fuzzball,
but I've never made meatloaf before. Good meatloaf is
gooood. What I made on my first try, and of which you
see a cupcake-sized serving in this picture, is good,
but my Mom gave me some suggestions to make it better,
so I'm going to hold off on posting an official recipe
until I try her ideas.
(But if you really want a quick recipe, here's what
I did: take a pound of lean ground beef, an egg, half
a cup of breadcrumbs, a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon
of rolled sage, and a couple tablespoons of tomato
paste. Dice up half an onion real fine. Chop up a few
inches of broccoli stalk equally fine. Mix it all
together. Put it in a loaf pan, making it about 2 inches
deep. Cover it all with tomato sauce or ketchup.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Serve with more ketchup.)
And then there's more stuff: steamed
broccoli and baked
Purple Peruvian potato, which I'm not sure is actually
Peruvian but it sure is purple; some mango; a giant
mutant strawberry that I couldn't bear to cut up; and
some tamarinds, which
are good for freaking out my coworkers.