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!