see you on the dark side.
My mom asked me why I have been cooking so much and I thought, yea why have I been? I came to the conclusion that I have something against leaving things to die, like food rotting. I've not only wasted so much food this year, rather my whole life, but it's like a challenge figuring out what I can make with a few ingredients hanging around in my fridge.
I came across this awesome meat loaf recipe ( "Ma!! The meatloaf!!!" -- Wedding Crashers) and since it's so easy to make and I have to feed my boyfriend I decided that the rotting onion in the fridge would do the trick. Now, I know you girls reading this are probably thinking "ew, meatloaf? meat? fatty?" .... yea, it's not the greatest but I try to make it healthier by using turkey meat and honestly, when you live with a guy you can't make salads and think that's going to hold his appetite down. I had to alter a lot of my eating habits to compensate for not only him, but my time and money. Here are some (crap mobile) pictures of my meat loaf prep.
Here is what you need, I am sure you get the picture. I used the japanese style breadcrumbs from TJ's only because it is what was leftover in my pantry.
Step 1: Saute chopped onions with olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh thyme. Once the onions are translucent, add a little less than 1/3 cup of Worcestershire sauce, 3/4 cup of chicken stock, and a teaspoon + 1/2 of tomato paste.
Take ground turkey (1.5 lb) and put in a bowl with sauce from above and 2 whisked eggs and some breadcrumbs. I usually see how much liquid is in it and if it is really juicy I add more breadcrumbs. Then in a casserole dish I used my hands to shape it in a rectangle and put a little ketchup on the top (totally optional, the bf loves it). I also put a bowl of water below it so the top wouldn't crack. 325 for 1.5 hours. BAM, so good. I made it the other week with spicy cooked carrots... steam for 8-10 mins, make a sauce of lemon juice, olive oil, cayenne, salt, cumin and parsley.
Here is a meal I prepared for us one summer day; it's fried green tomato BLTs with oysters and hot sauce. I'm dreading walking into the cold kitchen to make chili verde for Christmas dinner. Pictures to come on my chili verde cook off tonight!