Monday, February 04, 2013
Tonight I made meatloaf.
For some of you, especially those of you who know me, this may seem a rather simplistic statement. But, in fact, it is only the 2nd time in my life that I have made a meatloaf!
The first time was a few years ago when we were having friends in for dinner - I decided to make a meatloaf as part of a sort of sit-down salad buffet. Unfortunately, I can't remember what I did, except that I think I used both pork mince and pork sausage meat.
Today I used beef mince and cumberland sausage (a specialised pork and herb sausage).
I followed (well, sort of) a recipe this evening, whereas last time I made it up from a load of different recipes.
My younger son is currently devouring his dinner!
His meatloaf was served with: broccoli, shallot & garlic, mushroom, and par-boiled fried potato - and a big dod of mayo.
I did put his slices of the meatloaf through the frying pan at heat, just to give some colour to each side of his slices.
I'll have mine with the same par-boiled fried potatoes, broccoli, shallot and garlic, a few mushroom, and some halved heated small tomatoes.
I may take some of last night's left-over mayo, probably as this dish is ?relatively low fat?
Last night was a fish platter meal for my son and me.
(Don't worry - hubby is up at his Mum's just now, trying to get her car sold for her).
Son and I had: store's own flakes of smoked salmon (so much cheaper than slices), big prawns, a rollmops, and a herring fillet in creamy dill sauce (Lidl). We had that with homemade garlic bread (well the garlic butter was homemade, on Costco ciabatta). My son had a big load of salad leaves and a sliced 1/2 avocado. I had tomato, olives and garlic and my half of the avocado.
I "made" 2 mayos - 1 plain mayo mixed with fresh lemon juice; and a sort of marie rose - mayo with tomato puree, a skoosh of Worcester sauce, and a dollop of coarse grain garlic mustard.
Yes, it ended up high on the fat count, but soooo tasty.
I tend to think of food values partly on a daily basis, but also to some extent on a weekly basis. So I don't necessarily need to chide myself for a blip like that yesterday. Just so long as it doesn't happen too often.
Btw - the recipe for the meat loaf tonight was from a recipe page I came across a couple of days ago during my ongoing decluttering. I found a small pile of 6 or 7 pages of quick recipes from a magazine I stopped buying about 20 years ago! And d'you know - I'm keeping all of the sheets, because there's still at least one recipe per sheet that I want to cook! And I can only reckon that these are the same recipes for why I kept the pages.
Thank goodness I have already, just the other day, started to keep a new folder of recipes: for all my various sheets of menu ideas, as well as some recipes for back-up.
One of the few actively useful things that I have managed this week.
I'm still keeping a low profile, with my lurgy.
But I am definitely feeling better, within myself, on an almost daily basis - so I just need to •not• overdo things and •not• get this back for a 3rd time.
I need to watch what i eat, and make sure that I'm eating enough, at the moment. Apart from last night's fish dinner, i don't think I have been eating enough - and I haven't had the energy to do the daily tracker.
Enough moaning - I just have to keep on ensuring that I have at least 5 of fruit & veg daily, and good protein. all the other stuff can fall into place.