It's good to be back in my cooking groove. I was very much into cooking when something unfortunate happened, forcing me out of the kitchen and confining me to my bed. I was out of the game for more than three months and I don't know, I just got lazy. Sure I'd whip up something from time to time but would be too lazy to grab the camera and blog. But people do get tired of eating the same food cooked by the helper-- and suddenly I'm back. Yep, I'm sweating it out in the kitchen again. Seems like I'm not the only one happy about the comeback. Naddy and Nanawu are liking it too!
I chose this meatloaf as my comeback entry. Nothing fancy, nothing gourmet. It's comfort food. It's simple and easy to make, it's loaded with protein and I can sneak in my veggies. The meatloaf itself is pretty plain, deliciously plain if I may say so. The real star for me is the glaze. It breaks the monotony of the meatloaf. Another thing is the slices of bacon blanketing the meatloaf. It's a wonderful surprise for the hubby who automatically likes anything with bacon. I used Pioneer Woman's meatloaf recipe and as expected, it didn't disappoint. I halved the recipe and it was still good for two meals for three adults and a toddler plus the hubby's lunch box. Of course, we had it with veggies and truffle mashed potatoes plus rice so it was stretched that far.
Here's the full recipe, I substituted the parsley with a bunch of basil leaves but I don't think it made any impact on the meatloaf.