Boo Boo La La and I were sitting in the kitchen - I was making her lunch.
Honey ham and a Red Delicious Apple please mom!
I sat down with my coffee and a banana, very Grandma Bye, and she asked me what I was making for dinner.
Meatloaf, meatloaf, why is it always meat, steak, chicken, meat....(ticking them off on her fingers and flipping her hair)
Says the girl who wanted Honey Ham, I reply.
But its HONEY! and ham.
Uh, okay. And my meatloaf is turkey and pork and all kinds of goodness. Just you wait!
I started with a tablespoon of minced garlic and 1/2 cup olive oil, tossed in thinly sliced onions - four HUGE ones so I could have leftovers for the freezer - a tablespoon of thyme, S&P and TIME. I carmelized those bad boys for 45 minutes slow on medium heat in my Le Crueset.
See - this is early on.
I then cut up four JUMBO tomatoes and two small shallots - sprinkled them with S&P, a half teaspoon of basil, and two tablespoons of olive oil - ROASTED at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. After I took them out of the oven I spun them in my blender until smooth. Voila, my "ketchup".
I put one pound of ground pork, one pound of ground turkey, two eggs, two teaspoons of dehydrated basil, 3/4 cup of panko breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup of the carmelized onions and 1/2 cup of the blended tomato and shallot into a bowl and mixed it all together - I did add a pinch more S&P at this point as well. I then formed the mass into a loaf shape on a cookie sheet and spread another cup of onions and the rest of my "ketchup" over the top. Into the oven to bake at 375 degrees for one hour. (Feel free to vary the onion/tomato on top or mixed in to your liking)
And she ate it ALL up.
And I got this sandwich for breakfast.