My first mistake was instead of saying something along the lines of, "I have a great meatloaf recipe," it came out more like, "I can make marriage meatloaf!" Of course after that introduction, I had to explain that if I he ate this meatloaf he would decide to propose to me. Not the smoothest of of hints.
We still went out and bought all the ingredients for the meatloaf (along with focaccia and 3 different cheese, aka the essentials). This was on Sunday and since we had a dinner with his family for Mother's Day, we decided to make it on Monday. I can home from work Monday and basically started cooking (if you remember, that's the reason I was late posting on Monday.)
I assembled all the ingredients and realized I had a lot of chopping ahead of me. So here's mistake number two. Not wanting to chop everything myself I recruited the boy to come help me. He did help with everything except the onion. He's allergic to onions, or really the chemical that makes you cry in them. Assuming they are cooked really well he's ok to eat them, but chopping onions makes his eyes water more than most. He did help with chopping, to which he said something along the lines of, "I don't think this counts as marriage meatloaf if I have to help cook it. I think that pretty much makes in UN-marriage meatloaf"
I did get everything chopped and cooked and mixed and ready to go into the oven, with one slight problem. When we went to the store we bought meatloaf pans, both permanent and disposable. Turns out after reading the recipe we didn't need meatloaf pans but parchment paper to put on a cookie sheet. But we decide to use the disposable ones. We though we'd be clever and poke holes in the bottom to allow the fat & liquids to drain.
Unfortunately, it wasn't quite a success. If we had made a loaf on the cookie sheet it would have had a dome type shape which allowed the fat to drain off. While the hole in the bottom did help with that, since we had a flat top there was a good bit of fat on the top that couldn't escape. Not the nicest of images, sorry for that.
The actual meatloaf was really good. Nice and most, and I loved the pieces of red pepper!
My attempt at Marriage Meatloaf
P.S. I'm really hoping Kris makes it through tonight! I'm crossing my fingers for a Kris & Adam finale!