Good recipes to share with friends.
Meatloaves are ridiculously easy to make and sorely lacking at most potlucks I’ve been to. I’d never rectified this, but feel like the tide may turn in short order.
Making this dish piqued my interest in other one-dish recipes that would suit potlucks. I’ve done lots of casseroles and some salads that could be considered one-dish. I think I’ll have to pull out some of my “happy homemaking” era cookbooks, which seem to specialize in such recipes, and try some of their recommendations.
Looking at these cookbooks reveals how much I complicate recipes, and how much more accessible ingredients are nowadays than several decades ago. I love trying out a few different spices and vegetables in recipes, making the list of ingredients grow quite long in some cases. There’s something to be said for simplicity; I tried my best with this meatloaf not to go too overboard.
For the music today, I’m not going to choose a song explicitly titled “Me Myself and I” (although there are a few hip hop and R&B songs with that title). Instead, I’m picking out a song by hip-hop badass Erykah Badu called “Love of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)” because she has mad style, references a lot of other artists and still manages to keep it simple.
It’s good meatloaf making music, so let’s get started.
Meatloaf, Myself and I
Good for an eight-person potluck.
(inspired by Nita Holleman)