Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Dinner for Lions

Tonight Tim has Lions and he has asked me to make dinner for them. So he promised everyone meatloaf, so I'll be making that later today. I love to combine beef and pork together (50/50) with whatever else sounds good at the moment. I usually add egg, breadcrumbs, parsley and onions (and of course salt and pepper!) what comes after that is the mystery! I have picked up a good little trick along the way: Pinch off a small piece of the meatloaf mixture and fry it up in a pan with some oil. This is your best way of finding out what your meatloaf needs while you are still in a position to fix it!

Of course you can't just have meatloaf for dinner. You have to have potatoes. But I am not much of a fan of gravy. Don't get me wrong, I love a good gravy, but I just don't feel like making any. So I picked up box of sweet potatoes instead. I was going to bake, skin and mash them but I think my life will be infinity easier if I just bake them and let everyone do what they want to them.

I will do something for a salad, not sure yet what that will be. I am also going to send some rolls along for dinner. I loooooove me some dinner rolls with a thick slice of butter melting in the middle of a roll. Mmmmmmm. So here are te rolls I am going to make for this evening. I wanted something simple that wouldn't take a lot of my time shaping and rising and rolling and all that stuff. So I chose these: Classic Dinner Rolls - Fine Cooking Recipes, Techniques and Tips.

Lastly, my favorite part of almost any meal is dessert! I wanted to bake a cake, but unless I use a mix I have run out of time. So I think I'll make some bar cookies that I have been eyeing in "Baked: New Frontiers in Bakin" by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, their Peanut Butter Crispy Bars (page 133, if you have the book). I think I will also send the leftover chocolate truffles from Linda and Steve's 40's Wedding Anniversary Party. Now that was fun!