Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I'm not a fan... never have been.  Oh well, my husband loves it, so I thought I would be a wonderful wife and pop something in the oven so that when he got home from work it would be ready.

*side-note, just figured out a week or so ago how to pre-set my oven to start at a certain time and cook for a certain amount of time! Score!!! It's awesome on the nights that I have my dumb classes (which is a whole OTHER post...)*

I found this great recipe (or so I thought) online with chopped tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers.  It even had oats in it, and then the 'topping' had brown sugar.  Brown sugar makes everything great.... right?!? 

Apparently not.  It didn't 'loaf' itself.  It was kinda crumbly, and he said it was to 'chunky'.  He asked why I didn't just use the package that was in the pantry.... and didn't understand that I was trying to be a domestic Goddess.   So, apparently I suck at picking out a good recipe (I really am not that great of a cook, though I'm trying). 

I'm trying to prepare more of our meals from scratch, partly to save money, partly to eat better, partly to become a better cook- expanding my horizons if you might. 

However, I'm SO looking forward to tonight... no cooking....and movie watching... and quiet (no snoring) sleeping... because my husband is driving to the closest base to test for his next rank!  Though, I know it will be nice to have him back the next night!


  1. Good luck to your husband!

    I've gotten burned with online recipes - they never taste as good as they look.

  2. Good luck to your hubby!

    This post made me literally laugh out loud. I hate meatloaf also and have had those thoughts that even though I cook often, that I would be quintessential "good wife" to pop meatloaf in the oven. I thought yummy about the brown sugar (because I too thought that it made everything taste better) but will take your advice and skip it. :)

  3. The best meatloaf is simple. Caramelized onions, meat, and crushed crackers.

    I can see how someone wouldn't like it, though. It must be one of those tastes you NEED to acquire in childhood, otherwise it just isn't understood.

  4. Good luck to your husband!!

    I love my mom's meatloaf, but it's very basic and doesn't have a sauce (just basic gravy). She always made it with homemade cinnamon apples ... mmmm. I am sorry your new recipe didn't work out. I can totally see why someone wouldn't like meatloaf though -- it sure looks weird! =)

    Also: I saw your link at the top to vote for your shelter, but I don't really understand how to do it. What do I type into the Shelter Name spot?

  5. I always have a hard time with internet recipes if they don't have a picture. If there is a picture I seem to do better.

    I have been thinking a lot about you. Especially since it looks like I am slo losing my pregnancy. I am so sorry this all has to be so hard. I wish you much comfort as you move to your next step!