Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bento 257

This morning was easy because #3 took a box of cookies to school and I'm sending her a pizza for lunch afterwards. The two elder girls class begin at 10.00a.m and I had time to go back to sleep and wake up again to pack a bento for #2 and breakfast for #1.

I made a meat loaf last night so it's meat loaf sandwich this morning. The capsicum and onions gave the meat loaf a sweet and flavorful taste. Yum Yum.

There is also a pear and some lady fingers in the bottom box.

Yesterday, mum and I baked orange cookies using a cookie press.

Meat loaf

I was bored last night and tried my hand at making meat loaf. I browsed through several recipe websites and finally figured that I had to improvise on the recipe because I didn't want to shop for the unavailable stuff.

This is a good reference for the cooking method although I didn't follow the ingredients to the tee. As you can see the picture below, the ingredients I used was minimal and available at home.

My recipe:
250 ground beef
250 ground pork
1/2 cup cream
1 tbsp Lea & Perrins
2 tbsp tomato sauce
3 heap tbsp bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Celery
1 large yellow onion (chopped)
1 red capsicum (chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste.

Saute the onions and capsicum in some EVOO. Allow to cool. Set aside.
Use hands and mix the meats and the rest of the ingredients together well.
Mix the onion and capsicum mix with the meat mix last.

I didn't have a small loaf tin so I used this round glass container.
I set the oven for 180 C and baked for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Below was the outcome.

Not only looks nice but tasted absolutely delicious!! First time and a great success too! Love the taste and texture.


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