Feels good to be back in La Cucina, though, this trip has thrown me off. I’m trying to catch up with friends, redecorate the apt and get back on track and it’s not leaving a whole lot of room for culinary exploration. Also, I’m pretty sure I was in a state of severe jet-lag when I went to the grocery on Sunday, I didn’t exactly do a stellar job of shopping for the week.
If you’re here in Boston like I am you know that it’s been dreary and rainy. A day like that calls for a warm, comforting meal. I’ve had some ground beef hanging out for awhile so I decided to go for the good ol’ june cleaver standby, meatloaf. Oh I know, it’s not fancy or high-brow or even very exciting in terms of food, but it’s good and easy.
I didn’t exactly follow a recipe so there’s no link to that, but I’ll give an overview.
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup breadcrumbs (from 1/2 whole wheat roll in food processor)
2 tablespoons milk
2 cloves garlic
1/4-1/2 cup chopped onion
salt & pepper
Soak breadcrumbs in milk, mix all other ingredients in a large bowl, (only use 1/4 cup ketchup, reserve other 1/4). Add breadcrumbs and turn out onto baking sheet lined with foil and form into desired shape. Put in a 400 degree F oven for 40-50 mins, basting twice with the remaining ketchup, et voila. Dinner is served. Let the meatloaf rest for about 10 mins before you slice. I also made some mashed potatoes and green beans. Again, I know, booooring. But I like it, and it’s just me right now so that’s all that matters. 🙂