Friday, January 22, 2010

Major Triumph!

It finally happened! The day that I've so longed for is here! I just can't believe it!

If you've followed my blog for very long, you know that I've had less than stellar results in the kitchen. I'm not a bad cook--I'm just not a very good one. I tend to have more than my share of mishaps.

Since my skills are less than I desire, my confidence is also a little lacking. I've blogged here about my problems in coming up with suitable dishes to bring to our church potlucks. As I've mentioned, I'm a middle-of-the-road kind of cook. I aim for mediocrity and hope not to be the one who produces food that everyone avoids.

As I am not the first name that comes to mind when looking for recipes, imagine my surprise and joy when someone actually asked me for a recipe this week! In fact, two people actually asked me for recipes. Actually, they asked me for two different recipes! Earlier this week someone asked for the recipe for my venison stew. Then, also this week, for random dozen, I mentioned that my favorite dish to fix is Italian meatloaf. Incredibly, someone asked for that recipe too! Two recipe requests in the same day! I feel the need to warn you that life as we know it may be coming to an end.

In the meantime, here's the "recipe" for Italian meatloaf. Will you be less impressed when I tell you nothing's measured?

Mix 2 lbs. of ground beef with onion salt, pepper, italian seasoning, one egg and italian bread crumbs. Press the meat mixture out into a rectangular shape on top of a sheet of aluminum foil. Line the meat with pepperoni slices and grated mozarella cheese. Use the foil to help fold the meat roll together, pinching ends and sealing seams tightly. Bake in a 9x13 dish at 350 degrees for one hour. Remove from oven, slice and top with Ragu pizza sauce.

Now, lest you think I'm going to get a big head, I will assure you that I am as unsure of myself as always in the kitchen. We have another church fellowship this Sunday, and I signed up for my usual so that I can hold my head high.

Once again, I'm bringing the ice.


  1. Thanks for the recipe...I can't remember if I asked for it but I know I wanted to. Have a great weekend!

  2. ooh! that sounds really easy....I need easy recipes...and a good meatloaf never disappoints!
    Except no 2 people every make meatloaf the same way...isn't that weird?!

  3. Bringing the ice beats taking your food dishes back home practically full! Trust me, been there, done that! lol

  4. Funny. My husband is cooking for all the men in church tomorrow. We'll see what he comes up with. Last time he cooked for all the men, they ate things like fried squirrel and venison something or another. I'm just glad I'm a woman!

    Your recipe sounds good! I'll have to try it. I make meatloaf different every time and I have no idea why.


  5. Meatloaf is always made differently, isn't it?

    I have had many disasters in the kitchen.

    Oh, well! :)

  6. You are so funny! What can go wrong with ice, lol! (Well, unless it melts).

    Somebody asked for two recipes? Woohoo, be still your heart! I am kind of that way with cooking too, so totally not a gourmet.

    Thought you'd get a kick out of the fact that I overslept and missed church today (you can read about it on my blog).

    As a fellow pastor's wife you know how hard it is for us to sneak in unnoticed, lol!


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