Quarantine Meals Rankings 23

Dear internet,

At long last I made Meatloaf. My recipe: 1 lb ground beef (90/10), 1 pound ground turkey, a handful of panko bread crumbs, a handful of dried onion flakes, then some garlic powder, 2 eggs, salt and pepper. I usually add Worcestershire sauce, too, but we don’t have any. 1 hour ten minutes at 375 F. It was kinda tough but all right. A 7/10 purely because I love meatloaf.

With sweet potatoes microwaved 18 min in their jackets and a fresh sliced tomato salad dressed in olive oil, salt, and vinegar.

yours,

Daya

meatloaf sweet potato sliced tomatoes
Much like the meatloaf, the tomatoes were tough

 

Quarantine Meals Rankings 18

Dear internet,

Sometimes you don’t feel like cooking so you make a microwave dinner. I made the Amy’s Black Bean Tamale Verde meal. I added some corn tortillas I fried. The tortillas were fine, not the regular kind I buy, it was just what was available. When you buy tortillas on line, the website includes a photo of a person with the tortilla for scale. Probably they have had too many complaints when people expect a giant burrito-sized tortilla and ended up with a taco-sized tortilla.

This is like a 7/10. I like Amy’s meals and this one tastes pretty good although it’s not very photogenic. I scooped the tamal and rice out of the tray because I don’t like eating out of a tray, it makes me feel motion-sick like I’m on a plane or something.

yours,

Daya

Amy's black bean tamale verde
There is a book titled Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto. I disagree with that title, you can never have too many tamales!

Quarantine Meals Rankings 16

Dear internet,

We continue the celebration of the triumphant return of our electric pressure cooker with the following recipe: Meat and Potatoes.

Cook a chopped onion or two, 3 pounds beef stew meat, and salt/pepper/garlic/tomato paste and 2 cups water for 60 minutes. Uncover and add cubed potatoes and cook under pressure 5 minutes more.

meat and potatoes in the pressure cooker
The tomato paste gives it a nice color

In the future I would cook the beef 45 minutes, then add the potatoes and pressure cook 5 minutes more.

10/10 Delicious

yours,

Daya

Quarantine Meals Rankings 15

Dear internet,

I call this one, Second Breakfast. Equally good for lunch or dinner,too.

just scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and toast with strawberry preserves and butter. Usually I like the pasture-raised eggs, but i’m just glad to have conventional eggs at this point.

40 seconds is too long for the bacon..or is it? crunch crunch crunch

10/10

 

yours,

Daya