Saturday, January 9, 2010

Meat Loaf (muffin cups)

Audrey made meatloaf in muffin cups for her mother tonight. She really did a majority of the work with her mother acting as an assistant. They made fresh breadcrumbs in the blender, chopped onions and tomatoes in the food processor and then mixed everything together. Audrey needed a little help getting the ingredients mixed completely and she forgot how to crack an egg. After that she spooned the mixture into the tins all by herself and then added the topping unaided. It was a little messy but not enough for her mother to need to step in.

Audrey is really improving her cooking skills mainly due to the fact that she has the chance to work on them regularly. She was not able to cook as much through the holidays but she found time to bake and make homemade gifts (see previous post.) She also had fun learning to prepare her favorite meal; hot dogs.

Rosemary Meat Loaf
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Make bread crumbs
  2. Chop onions and tomatoes (she did not have sauce)
  3. Mix ingredients
  4. Place in muffin tins
  5. Pour sauce on top
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Assist Audrey
  3. Place in oven 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the ground turkey, bread crumbs, onion, egg and milk. Season with balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and rosemary. Press into the prepared pan. Blend together the tomato sauce, brown sugar and mustard; pour evenly over the top of the loaf.
Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until juices run clear when pricked with a knife.
Audrey's mom ate a few but Audrey decided not to eat. She is two and goes through periods of not eating.


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