Tuesday, April 8, 2008

IoM Wrap-up

I can't believe I forgot to post this!

Here are a few pix from the Ides of Meatloaf, both Evil Twin's East Coast extravaganza and my own humble West Coast happening.

Dig Evil Twin's apron! She made it herself. :)

And isn't the stuffed Jello amazing? That's a Twinkie in there, folks. This was Evil Twin's daughter's creation. Definitely on my menu for 2009.

As for my own celebration, I did use instant potatoes as required by doctrine but I won't make that mistake again. They're impossible to pipe! I cheated by roasting baby carrots instead of opening a can of carrot coins. Yes, canned LeSeur peas would have been more traditional, but they're nasty. Apparently I've become a pea snob.

The jarred gravy was simply vile. Mr B had suggested making gravy from the meatloaf drippings but I gagged at the thought. Too bad, 'cause he was right. I don't eat gravy often, so when I do, it had damned well better be worth it. That abomination from a jar was definitely not worth it.

Despite my whining, IoM 2008 was a rousing success. My secret dream is to make it Back East for Evil Twin's 2009 celebration. Whoo-hoo!


  1. I totally need the Meat Cake recipe!

    I think my arteries hardened a little(along with my nipples) just looking at it!

  2. Lee --

    Meat Cake was healthy. I hate to admit it. It was ground turkey, which has a better texture and holds up well to forming/baking/decorating.

    You can find the recipe here:

    Double it to make the large meat cake featured on the East Coast.



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