A mother-daughter conversation on food and cooking (mostly)

Monday, April 7, 2008

A Meatloaf Request

Last time I made Grandma's meatloaf, about a year ago, Lawson confessed to me that he did not like meatloaf. I had to eat the whole thing myself over the next week. It was not too much of a burden. But I was surprised: usually Lawson will eat everything, just like me.

Well, the recent family visit to Arizona and the meat-free week must have done it, because last week he said he was ready to try Grandma's meatloaf. So I made some. Here's the recipe.

Here it is pre-oven, with strips of bacon on top.

When Lawson saw it cooling after I took it out of the oven, he said "When do you put the tomato stuff on top?" But this is a tomato-free meatloaf recipe. So he had to douse each piece of meatloaf in ketchup in order to recapture his childhood meatloaf memories. He ate four slices.

I ate more reasonable amounts of meatloaf, with no ketchup (despite having my own ketchup-drenched meatloaf memories from childhood), and with a tomato-arugula salad with mint, lemon, and olive oil.

But now we're going to have to hunt down the best tomato sauce-glazed meatloaf. This fortuitously timed Ask Metafilter thread should help.

1 comment:

Kris said...

I haven't made meatloaf for years, because we prefer Grandma's. Though I used oatmeal and Worcestershire sauce, ketchup was never an ingredient--it was served separately at the table.