Just Another Meatloaf Monday

Just another manic meatloaf Monday!

As we were grocery shopping yesterday, Ryan picked up a pack of lean ground beef and looked me with a little smile on his face. “Meatloaf???”

How could I not want to make our beloved BBQ meatloaf (that we also made here)? Why would I not want to enjoy this classic comfort food, perfect for this out-of-control cold weather we’re experiencing in Orlando?

While I got to work prepping the loaf, Ryan built another fire in the fireplace. Ooooh warmth!

Pre-Mixed Meatloaf

Once the meatloaf was ready, we piled our plates with the loaf and some steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots.

My Plate

This meal is so satisfying. I’ve had a couple of friends make it and everyone has given it rave reviews. Cooking Light makes some mean recipes!


Every now and then I try something that I think will taste pretty decent only to be blown away by how delicious it truly is.

My latest discovery?

Jello Mousse Temptations

Dark chocolate decadence. Do you even have to wonder why I bought this?

I expected the little dessert cup to taste chocolatey and decent, like the other Jello pudding cups, but OH WOW, it was phenomenal and tasted sooooo indulgent.


What foodie product have you recently tried that completely exceeded your expectations?

I’m sure it sounds like I’m Jello’s daughter or something with this little love-fest, but I promise I’ve received $0 or incentives to promote this product… it’s just really that good. It’s rich, creamy, light and airy all at once. Try it, and if you hate it, send it to me. 😉

Your Pet’s Diary

I received this email today and as a dog (and cat!) lover, I just had to laugh and share it with all of you:

What Pets Write in Their Diary

Excerpts from the dog’s diary:


Your Dog's Thoughts

8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm – Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm – Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm – Milk Bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm – Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Excerpts from the cat’s diary:


Inside Your Cat's Thoughts

Day 983 of my captivity…

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.  They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.

Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape.  In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet.  I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of.  However, they merely made condescending comments about what a ‘good little hunter’ I am.  Bastards.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight.  I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event.  However, I could hear the noises and smell the food.  I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of ‘allergies.’  I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking.  I must try this again tomorrow — but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches.  The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released – and seems to be more than willing to return.  He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant.  I observe him communicating with the guards regularly.  I am certain that he reports my every move.  My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe.  For now…

17 Responses

  1. I have been DYING to try that mousse! I definitely have to pick it up now!

  2. mm the meatloaf looks so great! I am def making that for Jason soon!! wowwza, 60 calories?! it does look so decadent and thick!! thanks for the review!!

  3. My husband loved that meatloaf when I made it!

    The pet diaries had me cracking up! I needed a good laugh. 🙂

  4. I used to hate meatloaf, but now I really love it! Your’s looks delicious!!

    I’ve seen those jello cups and haven’t tried them yet, but woah, it looks so good!! 🙂

  5. Haha cats and dogs are just so different! It cracked me up how every dog ‘thought’ has an explanation point!!

  6. I’ve been dying to try the mousse – haven’t got it yet!!

  7. Oh my gosh, I just DIED LAUGHING reading the cat excerpt 🙂 SOOO true!!

  8. That cat diary is hilarious! Those mousse cups look great! 60 cals is pretty low too!

  9. I’ve got to try that meatloaf recipe! I love meatloaf. That email is so cute. My sister will love the cat part.

  10. I love that email. It is seriously SO TRUE. I do have to say I still love cats, though!

  11. I’m going to find that Jello. Sounds delicious!

  12. wow htat pudding sounds really good!! & so does your dinner 🙂 i loove fires, lucky girl!



  13. That cat diary got probably written by our cat.. 🙂 I always suspect him from having some evil plans going in his cute little head. In my imagination, he always speaks with a proper posh English accent.. not sure why, he just does. 😉

  14. I love pudding! My favorite is Kozy Shack Rice Pudding…so good AND gluten-free! 🙂

  15. I’ve seen that chocolate mousse but haven’t tried it. I’ll have to now!

    I’m a words girl like you, math isn’t my thing!

  16. I just cried reading the cat diary! So true…very mischievious creatures.

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