The Cooking Chronicles: Man-loaf

This guest post was written by Mack, an Edmonton-based geek who fancies himself a part-time foodie. You can find him online at his blog, and on Twitter.

It all began a fortnight ago when I was hungry for some Grade A Alberta beef.

I decided to consult the 8-ball which told me to check with Sharon. She said she wanted meatloaf. So off we went to the gleaming silver mecca known as “The Superstore”. I wanted to buy Coke but Sharon forced me to buy ground beef instead. We also purchased the other necessary ingredients.

When we got back home, Sharon decided to kill a tree by printing off the recipe. I learned how to chop and onion and was surprised to find out that it didn’t cause me any tears. Sharon did most of the work and I was given the most difficult job of all – mixing everything together in the big bowl with my bare hands (grr).

Next, we got an epic fail for not having a pan to cook the meatloaf in. So we plopped it awkwardly on a tin-foil covered cookie sheet. We spread ketchup on top of the loaf and put it in the oven.

One hour later…(ding!)

We took it out of the oven and it looked pretty bad but it tasted good so I was glad. Like every other meatloaf I’ve had in my entire life, all I could taste was beef. The vegetables inside seemed to disappear. I’m convinced you could cook meatloaf with plutonium and it would still taste like meatloaf.

I still owe Sharon a meal. Maybe I’ll make veal!

Meatloaf with mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes

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