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Monday, May 03, 2010

Pizza meatloaf, umm good!

Good morning.
Yesterday, we ended up with about 3/4 of an inch of rain. A nice soaking rain. And it ended early in the day. I was able to work in the yard in the afternoon. Did some weeding and potted up another 10 plants.
Here's a tulip I've got blooming right now.

Isn't it just picture perfect?
And I've cut some branches off my Pussy Willow tree to root and pot up. I place them in a bucket of water to root.
I cut a bunch of them because only about half will 'take'. As soon as roots start growing from the stems, I'll pot them in potting soil. Regular garden soil would be too 'heavy' for the new roots to grow through.
And for dinner, Craig made a new variation of his meatloaf. He called it Pizza Meatloaf. You start with the basics, meat, eggs and bread crumbs. He used Light hot Italian turkey sausage instead of ground beef, and added in some diced tomatoes. Then he spread it out on wax paper, and added mozzarella cheese, diced turkey peperoni, and mushrooms. Folded it, and placed it in a casserole dish, and topped it with tomato paste and baked.

When done sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top. And here's Craig with the finished dish.
And I've discovered the trick to letting me take his pic....a couple of glasses of wine! hehehe
And it was real yummy! And another little hint. When you use low fat stuff in cooking, you tend to get a lot of water and this casserole was no different. So about 2/3 of the way through the cooking, suck out the liquid so the meat will dry some and hold together better.
And I'll post some more flower pics tomorrow!


  1. Uh, the bucket on the back porch looks "classy".

    The pizza meatloaf looks yummy!

    The tulip looks like radicchio.

  2. I wondered how you got Craig to pose and actually smile. :)
    Shame on you, haha.
    Have a good week!