Friday, January 18, 2013

Vegetarian Meatloaf and some terrible news

Hi! Happy Friday! Paul has this weekend off so we're actually excited about it being Friday.

Yesterday I did 4 miles on the mill. I almost talked myself out of running several times, even after I had my running clothes on. I just didn't feel like it and i was a bit achy. I compromised and did 4 miles instead of the 6 I had planned. While I was running I heard some terrible news. Ellen is moving to a new time and will be on at 3! I have no idea how I'm going to get through my treadmill runs now. I can't go to the gym at 3 because the kids area isn't open then. I know, some people have real problems but I'm bummed.

I don't know why but meatloaf has been sounding good lately. I haven't felt like spending $7 on organic ground beef though so I decided to come up with a vegetarian meatloaf. I made it up as I went along, it's not perfect but it's pretty good. Paul and Lorelei liked it too.

Vegetarian Meatloaf:
1 package tofu-press the liquid out
1 1/2 cups cooked lentils*
1 small onion-diced
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
5 Tbsp ketchup
3 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Add all ingredients to a medium sized bowl, mash it all together using your hands.
Spray pan and bake at 400 for about 40 minutes**
*measure out the 1 1/2 cups of lentils after you cook them. I wasn't sure how much I would need so I cooked 1 cup of dried lentils but didn't use them all. 3/4 cup dried lentils might be enough.
**I baked my loaf in a bread pan, if you use a shallow baking dish you may not need to bake it as long.

Today I had a rest day planned. I had a doctors appointment this morning. This is how we get through them...

After that we went to say hi to Paul at the hospital and then had lunch at Panera. Someone cute stole my bread!

And poked her finger into a cupcake when we were ordering. I felt obligated to buy it after that. It was big, and heavy, and delicious.

This afternoon we did some yoga and some napping. Tonight we might go to some ice festival. We're pretty wild like that.

1 comment:

  1. We are having an ice festival, right here in the house! It is a balmy 56 degrees - my toes are white, praying I don't bump them for fear they may fall off!! LOL