Meatloaf is one of those all around comfort foods that brings me back to a different time. Two images always are evoked. One is of my mom making it. The other is being in a diner, but oddly a 50′s style diner and I know that never happened.
Friday I went to Gene’s for some naturally raised ground beef. Today, I mixed it with mustard, rolled oats, organic toasted bread crumbs, and Stonewall Kitchen’s Maple Chipotle Marinade and organic eggs. Besides filling my place with delicious cooking smells, it tastes incredible. Too incredible. Now I remember why I don’t make it too often. When you live by yourself, it’s easy to keep taking “one more piece.”
Next time I make this, I’ll make sure I have company. And I think some sweet potato mashed potatoes and cole slaw would be perfect! And yes, I baked it in an Emile Henry dish. Perfection!