Monday, August 17, 2009

Now, that is what I call comfort food!

Tonight was meatloaf night. I don't serve meatloaf very often because Oscar isn't a big fan. However, it was a standby for my family when I was growing up, so I make it once every six months or so. Most of the time I cook to Oscar's tastes, so when I make this, it's one of the few times I cook to my own tastes. The only think missing here is the rice that the broccoli should be sitting on, and the hollandaise that goes on top of the broccoli and rice:-). But, I figured there was enough fat and carbs in this meal, so I refrained.

The meatloaf is my Dad's recipe, but with some embellishments. Instead of bread crumbs or saltines, I crushed Wheat Thin Fiber Select crackers. I was also liberal with the milled flax seed to add some omega-3s. It didn't seem to affect the flavor at all. I will say that using the Wheat Thins made adding salt unnecessary. It turned out pretty good, but a little salty, since I wasn't thinking and added the salt that was called for in the recipe.

Add in some fluffy homemade mashed potatoes, fresh corn on the cob, and some broccoli to justify the fat in the meatloaf (lol!) and you've got yourself a meal!

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