When I met Daryl, he wouldn't eat meatloaf. I love meatloaf, but I went without. I didn't want to make a whole loaf just for me! We used to get Schwan's food delivery, and one of their frozen products was individual meatloaf portions. It wasn't the same. I would get Lean Cuisine meatloaf meals, but again - just not the same as pulling one out of the oven. We watch Bobby Flay's "Throwdown" show and one of the challenges a few years ago was meatloaf. Bobby's version looked so good, even Daryl commented on it. I immediately went out to find the recipe. Success! He likes it!!
Tonight my house smells like comfort food. I made the Bobby Flay Roasted Vegetable Meatloaf w/Balsamic Glaze recipe and paired it with mashed sweet potatoes and corn. I boiled one potato, chopped, in salted water until soft - about 15 minutes. I warmed 1/4 cup half and half, and put 1.5 Tbls butter in the mixer bowl. Using the paddle I mixed the butter and potato until it started to mash, then added the half and half. After that I added a teaspoon sugar, salt and pepper to taste, and some fresh ground nutmeg. Mix it in and serve.
The only way I've changed Bobby's recipe is that I use whatever vegetables I have. I try to make sure it's about the same amount. Typically what I have on hand is carrot, onion, garlic and red bell pepper.
~ Enjoy ~