Ok I have to start with saying… WTF with the Oscars?!?! I thought Lord of the Flies or Rings or whatever and Hobbits part 1, 2, 3, 4…587 were the only things that could put me to sleep so fast… but no, Oscars 2015, you win an Oscar for the most boring Oscar show ever.
Oh, and side note: Do NOT waste money on a ticket to see 50 Shades of
Lame Grey. I haven’t even laughed that much watching comedies. Seriously.
Annnnnnndd movie/TV critic Marilyn is signing off
This whole blizzard mishegas that’s been sweeping the nation has been, well, annoying.
P.S. (Brett, I promise that’s the last time I’ll try and use Yiddish terms…)
Here in good ole Texas, our horses are getting too cold to trot us on our merry way to work/school and we have to stay home. Also, our Cowboy hats might possibly be ruined from the rain. We simply cannot risk that, everyone who watches TV knows, all Texas residents wear their Cowboy hats and ride our horses to work daily!
So, when your horse isn’t capable of getting you to the local market, you find stuff in your freezer and pantry for a throw together meal.
Errrrr…. ground turkey? Sure. Ummm there’s some ground pork? Sure. We’ve got a few carrots in the fridge.. Ok….ummm…. an egg… k. Buffalo sauce…ok.
Buffalo Turkey (with a hint of pork) Meatloaf
Meatloaf is one of those amazingly delicious dishes that reminds you of your childhood. Like a delightful box of Mac n’ Cheese, a hearty slice of lasagna, some fried chicken nuggets, or homemade biscuits and gravy.
Within the D family, we have taken in a few new family recipes that Brett grew up with:
1) Kim’s Thanksgiving Stuffing
2) The D Family Pudding Pie
3) Chicken Dorito Casserole
4) Cheesey Broccoli Rice Bake
… there are many more, but those are the ones that stick out to me.
To finish my point, I think meatloaf is a staple growing up. Whether it be traditional with a ketchup glaze, or a clean eating spinach packed turkey meatloaf, it’s just always comforting!
My Hubby and I love a good comfort meal on a crazy day like this:
And trust me, I’m not comparing our paper thin layer of sleet to any mess that others are dealing with around the country. I know we’ve got it pretty easy!
So… time to check the freezer and fridge! (Thanks again, mom! That FoodSaver is a tummy saver on days like this!!!)
Ground turkey? Check.
Ground pork? Check.
Cream cheese? Check.
Buffalo sauce? Duh… Don’t you know me but at all?! There’s ALWAYS buffalo sauce in our fridge.
I guess I should have just named this meatloaf “Frozen Sh!t from the Freezef Loaf”
I need to brag on my Hubby for a moment. He made me that cutting board!!! Amazing.
Yes, I keep buffalo sauce in a condiment bottle… I wasn’t lying when I said it’s always on hand in the D hizzy haha.
I wanted the carrots reeeeeeeally finely diced, so I used my trusty ole Ninja to avoid losing a chunk or three chunks of a finger.
Ok, I’m not going to lie to you… the next picture is not very appetizing, but shows the consistency of the meatloaf mixture. Basically… you just combine everything together and mash it up… Then scrub your hands 47 times because the slime won’t seem to let go. Blegh.
And ahhhhh my beloved Frank’s sauce enters the picture. Yesssssssss!
I had my meatloaf pan ready and lined with foil and all that. Well, It was a bit more turkey than I should have used. So I ended up having to make what I can only classify as a meat cake… not to be confused with a Beef Cake:
I don’t know who made this lovely masterpiece of meaty goodness (..?) but it sure as hell was not me.
But, I must say, now that I’m thinking about it… how awesome would it be to show up to a baby/bridal shower filled with snooty women and your one job is to bring the cake… and you show up with that. Baaaahahahahha! Hell, just do it once and you will never be assigned that task again! #WINNING all the way around. I think I might be onto something here.
Meat Cake? The only thing I could add to make that worse is call it “Moist Meat Cake.” Ew.
- 1 lb ground turkey, 99% lean
- ½ lb ground pork sausage
- 1 Egg
- ¼ Cup cream cheese - softened
- ¾ Cup buffalo sauce - divided
- ⅓ Cup Panko bread crumbs
- ½ Cup finely diced or shredded carrots
- 1 Tsp onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a foil lined baking dish or a meatloaf pan
- Add both meats to a bowl
- Add egg, carrots, Panko, onion powder, cream cheese, salt and pepper to taste to bowl
- Take your rings off and go to town mixing
- Add ½ of the buffalo sauce and gently fold in to not overwork the meat
- Add meat mixture to pan of choice and cover with foil
- Bake for 50-55 minutes
- Remove from oven and allow to cool at least 20 minutes, still covered
- Slice and top with the reserved buffalo sauce
Have a lovely and safe weekend!