When the older 2 weren't being very inconvenient I did manage to get a couple of meals in!
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On Wednesday I made meatloaf. I was never particularly sold on meatloaf until I discovered this recipe from Cook's Illustrated. It's by far my favorite meatloaf ever. I don't bother with the ground veal and just use a good ground chuck. Also, double the sauce because the sauce is the best part. I use it on my meatloaf and then dip my mashed potatoes into as well.
Of course, meatloaf isn't a meal without mashed potatoes. The Pioneer Woman's mashed potatoes are still my favorite and the extra calories there may be are so worth it. I lightened it up a bit by only using 1 stick of butter and only a little skim milk instead of the cream and can't really tell the difference between my version and the full fat version. These mashed potatoes are amazing! I always put a good dash of whatever seasoning suits me on top. This is one of only 4 foods that the Tornado will actually eat!
Next week looks less crazy! Competitions are done, all the appointments that had to be rescheduled when the city shut down due to snow are finished. So I'm hoping we can eat at home a little more both for my bank account and my waist line!