Saturday, March 10, 2012

Meals One and Two

Here I am at the beginning at my Meat Buy Adventure.  First, I apologize for not having photos of these first two meals.  My muse didn't speak up quickly enough for me to take photos of the first two delightful meals.

Our first meal was Italian Meatloaf made from fresh ground sirloin.  Yes, I said fresh ground sirloin.  When I picked my order at the butchers, he cut up the Top Sirloin while I was standing there into five top sirloin steaks and the remaining pieces were fresh ground.  If you've never had fresh ground beef, you must give it a try.  (A side note: all of the meat from Janetos is fresh.  There is no pink slime in any of it).

Anyway, this meatloaf is awesome.  You must follow Cinnamon Girl's directions about cooking the meatloaf on a large roasting pan instead of loaf pan.  Lucky for me I was able to have one lunch yesterday and one more lunch today.

On Friday night Hotel Man and I had a stay at home date night.  I marinated one of the Top Sirloin steaks in Bourbon Brown Sugar Freezer Marinade and cooked it for our meal. I put the steak and marinade into a oven-proof pan and cooked it on high heat for five minutes on one side and two minutes on the other side.  Then I put it in a 450 degree oven for five minutes.   It was awesome.  I served it with Trader Joe's Harvest Grains Blend and green beans.  There was enough leftover for one lunch.

Meals to date:
  • One main meal from ground sirloin, plus two lunch meals
  • One main meal from Top Sirloin, plus one lunch meals
  • Running total: two main meals, three lunch meals
This coming week I may be cooking two meals.  One for Mr. E, mommy and daddy and me.  One for Hotel Man and I on Friday night.

Sweet P

1 comment:

Denise in PA said...

Mmmm, meatloaf is one of my favorites! That Bourbon Brown Sugar Freezer Marinade sounds delicious also!