Victor’s favorite meal.  Gotta love a man with simple tastes.

Meatloaf is another of those meals where I don’t have a recipe. It’s meatloaf. But while I make a pretty standard loaf most of the time, I do like to mix it up now and again. Like tonight.

Tonight I took a couple slices of bacon, a small onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 carrot, a handful of mushrooms, some parsley, and a stalk of celery and put them all into the food processor – along the lines of duxelles.  When it was all finely chopped, I sauteed it until the bacon was cooked and the whole shebang was cooked through. I added a bit of salt and pepper because I always add a bit of salt and pepper.

When it all had cooled, I added it, a cup of cooked oatmeal, and 2 eggs to the ground beef, shaped it into a loaf, and baked it off for an hour at 375°.

I have to say it came out pretty good.  Victor seemed to enjoy it, as well.  Lots of monosyllabic sounds coming from him as he ate!

There’s plenty left for meatloaf sandwiches tomorrow, too.