Sunday, June 19, 2022

GOOD FOOD AND HOBART SUNDAY

2nd Man sent this picture while I was at the farm yesterday...I drove back as fast as I could, LOL.  

Homemade meatloaf

He made his wonderful meatloaf.  It's loaded with veggies, carrots, onions, celery, mushrooms, and then breadcrumbs, some Italian sausage combined with ground beef.  Oh, and topped with bacon!  It's so good.

Also, as you can see, we do like we always say, if we're going to heat up the oven to cook one, we'll make two and slice one up for later freezer meals.

Meatloaf dinner

Here is a slice, served with a side of broccolini he chopped up and mixed with corn and sautéed them together.  It was a great meal, definitely comfort food.  And bonus, meatloaf sandwiches today!

Hobart says hi

Hobart was relocated, per his request, to the table with his afghan.  It's a special treat from time to time.  He's too "senior" to jump all the way up so we pull a chair out and he can make it in two jumps.  We know exactly when he wants this as he will look at us and then back up at the table and then back at us.  Because...

#notspoiled


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  1. Not only does that meatloaf meal look look scrumptious, but Hobart is looking mighty alert for this picture and happy!

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    1. He sleeps so much I always have to try to remember to catch him awake so you all can see that he is alert, ha!! Thanks meatloaf was wonderful.

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  2. Hobart is looking alert-expectant-hopeful. Love him!

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    1. Thanks, he has never been much of a people food eater, except for chicken, ha.

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  3. That is one delicious-looking meatloaf – 2nd Man really knows how to make a beautiful plate of food. What a meal to come home to!

    Y’all are such good parents to your sweet senior Hobart – you’re making each day of his life so happy. When my senior cat could no longer jump onto my bed, I got him some steps – I still treasure hearing his little footsteps and then seeing his ears peek above the bed as he climbed up to be with me.

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    1. Thanks it was very good. And yes, we have a set of steps at the end of the bed too. We always say 'click click click' when we hear him coming up and down, ha. That's what we say, he's older and there aren't many things he "asks for" but let's make it a happy one when he does. We've always done that with our cats and they've lived good long lives. I think they know, don't they?

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  4. I am going to make meatloaf today. Your meatloaf picture makes my mouth water. Does Hobart smell meatloaf?

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    1. He probably does but he doesn't like it. Never much of a people food eater. Which is good, more for us, ha ha. Meatloaf is so good.

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  5. THeHub always laughs when we go to a restaurant with meatloaf on the menu, because you can bet the ranch I will be ordering it.

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    1. Tell him you have to experiment and taste test so as to make sure yours is still the best! Ha.

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  6. I love bacon wrapped meatloaf and this one looks delicious!!

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    1. Bacon adds a great element, the flavor melts into the meatloaf and adds a great "extra" when you bite into it.

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  7. Never put so many different veggies in meatloaf. I usually stick to onions, peppers, celery, and an egg to bind the breadcrumbs. May have to try this with ground turkey.

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    1. He uses a little hand pull chopper to get them pretty fine. The mushrooms and onions and carrots and celery just kind of blend in (the carrots, due to their color, do stand out of course). It's really good. Oh and when we remember we'll add some peppers too if we have them on hand.

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  8. I was going to make meatloaf today, and I just did--ground beef, oatmeal, can of spaghetti sauce, onions, bell pepper, salt and pepper. I was going to use tomato sauce but could not, so use a can of spaghetti sauce. Years ago, I used lots of catsup in meatloaf and crushed saltines. I figure oats are healthier and so is plain tomato sauce.

    Tommy did not get to see your meatloaf because he would want bacon on his, too.

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    1. Well yours sounds delish!! Bell pepper is good in it too. He uses dried bread crumbs but crackers have been known to be in there instead. You know spaghetti sauce would be a nice flavor as well. We might have to try that.

      And no worries on the bacon, we'll keep it our little secret ha.

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  9. Who couldn't pass up a great looking meatloaf like that?

    Hubby just mentioned the other day about wanting a meatloaf.
    Have never made mine with mushrooms in it but I do add Italian Bread Crumbs, finely diced celery, finely grated carrots, diced bell pepper, along with grated onion; giving bits of onion, along with the onion juice to give more of onion flavor and I do add 1 egg to may mixture;(if making small batch) I also do a bacon basket weave and cover with my own homemade BBQ sauce.
    Few minutes before getting out of the oven, I put it under the broiler for a couple of minutes or so.
    I pretty much make my meatballs the same way. Making 1 large mixture all at once; about 1/2 for meatballs and other 1/2 for meatloaf.
    Enjoy your day. Stay cool and stay safe.

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    1. The mushrooms he dices up really small and they kind of act like "more meat" and they have the same meat color (once cooked) so you kind of just make the meat go further in a way ha. Yep we broil the same way at the end.

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  10. Does 2nd Man have an actual recipe for that meatloaf? I absolutely LOVE meatloaf but haven't been able to replicate my mom's. This one looks amazing!

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    1. He kind of makes it up but it's almost always the same, I'll get it from him next time he cooks it and have a post just for that.

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