I thought when I got up this morning – looking out the window and seeing gray – that it was going to be a beef stew dinner.  And then I went outside.  65° was definitely not stew weather.  Plan B was Meatloaf.

Meatloaf is and will always be one of my favorite foods – and this particular combination is Victor’s favorite meal.

There’s no such thing as a recipe for meatloaf.  It’s ground beef with onions, bread crumbs, some catsup, splash of mustard, worcestershire sauce, garlic, S&P and an egg or two to bind.  Bake until done.  If you want to get fancy, you can buy the ground beef/pork/veal mixture, but I’m usually a ground beef purist.

The gravy is mushrooms, butter, flour, red wine, and broth.  Funny that I will use every and all fat from every and all birds, fowl, and animals, but I never use the fat from meatloaf to make gravy.  I can’t think of a reason why not – other than I just don’t care for it.  Oh well.

I ate way too much and am now on my way in to make more cookies.  At least it will keep me from eating cookies for a while.  I’m stuffed.