Friday, January 15, 2010

Meatloaf Melt

I really hate housework. I'll admit it. I didn't get my Mom's cleaning gene. Our house was always clean and organized-it had to be because it was so tiny. She worked full time after I started first grade but still made sure the house was always clean-both dirt wise and clutter wise. Me, I make sure the dirt isn't there-counters wiped off (when I can find them), toilet is always clean (I'm a freak about that-ewww) and the like, but the clutter? Eh, I can live with it. I tried to go to bed early last night so I could get a good 8 hours of sleep and get up today and hit it. I had 4 loads of laundry to do, at least 2 sinkfuls (?) of dishes that can't be washed in the dishwasher, the boxes of Christmas decorations that just need to go about 25 feet out the garage door into the closet out there and some baking I wanted to do. Good intentions, good intentions. I slept for about 4-1/2 hours and then Dude and I were both awake. We watched "Living with Ed" on Discovery and then several "Property Virgins" and "My First Home" on HGTV and "Holmes on Homes" on whatever channel he is on. Then Food Network. I had such a headache and backache I had to get up and move and take aspirin. I had some breakfast, did one load of dishes and washed and dried two loads. Then I had to lay down since I was so tired I couldn't think straight. Slept a couple hours and then played on Facebook for 2 hours.
Dude went to work and suddenly I realized I hadn't eaten lunch and I was starving. I seriously wanted a bologna sandwich, but having no lunch meat in the house I needed to find something else. Hmmmm, I have some leftover meatloaf that Dude didn't take with him to work. I loped a hunk of bread off the French loaf on the island, grabbed some cheese and grilled it up in my grill pan. I would have used the panini press, but I had dishes drying on the counter so I just used the grill pan and another pan on top.
I enjoyed it with some Davinci Pinot Grigio. It was an okay bottle. Not very sweet, but no oaky taste, a pretty clean finish. Good with a salad or chicken I'm sure, but I had it with beef-that is how I roll.
It was really good; however I had sliced it into thick slices last night for dinner, so it was pretty thick for the panini, but I couldn't get it as squished with the grill pan versus the panini press, so that may have contributed to the thickness. I would also use more cheese. My Havarti was sliced pretty thin and it needed a little more creaminess. And I swear, I don't know why it looks so pink. It was cooked through to the correct temp last night, so please know it was not medium rare meatloaf.

12 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

I love the idea of a meatloaf melt. That is pure genious!! It looks wonderful. I am an anti clutter person.. it drives me nuts for some reason.. The picture of you and your girls with the caption going to see Jason Aldean is such a lovely photo, you look gorgeous!

buffalodick said...

That looked great to me! My wife loves meatloaf..

A Year on the Grill said...

Looks yummy...

And the housework thing... I am worse than you, but I did marry well. My hobby is cooking, it gives me pleasure. Really and truly, my wife's hobby is cleaning

Debbie said...

I love leftover meatloaf...so good on a sandwich the next day. I don't like clutter but it doesn't faze my husband, which drive me crazy!!!!

noble pig said...

That looks delish and I am so hooked on house hunters I can't turn it on without becoming totally distracted.

Bob said...

Nice, meatloaf sandwiches are the bomb. I'm afraid I don't have a lot of sympathy for you for it being so thick though. :D

Sorry to hear about your pains, I have a bad back myself so I can sympathize.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Oh Tami, this is phenominal!!! I am hanging on to this...my family will be crazy over it, hell i will be too!

Lea Ann said...

omg this looks incredible! I'll be saving and cooking this one!

grace said...

oh tamilyn, great idea! i like what you come up with when you're forced to improvise! and the wine is a very classy touch. :)

Monica H said...

mmm- meatloaf sandwiches. never had them warmed up though.

oh and Mike Holmes= yummY!

buffalodick said...

Made a meatloaf Sunday- probably turn mine into spaghetti tonight..

The Blonde Duck said...

I love meatloaf, and I love melts....oh yum!