And just like that, it’s a new year. Happy 2018 everyone! We are three days in, and feeling better than ever. Us girls at Blooming Bites decided to unplug for the Holidays, and boy did it feel good. As much as we love what we do and staying connected, everyone needs a break at some point. For two weeks we put our social media and blog tasks on hold, and spent real quality time with our friends and family. Of course the cooking didn’t stopped, but it never does. And in my free time, I perfected the most delicious and juicy meatloaf recipe ever. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to my version of Meatloaf Cupcakes.
And no it’s not a meatloaf flavored cupcake, because that does not sound appetizing. It’s a very traditional meatloaf recipe shaped as cupcakes, with mashed potatoes piped on top. Did I mention we have an incredible mashed potato recipe to go along with this already juicy post? We said we wanted to start this year of with a bang. And one of my New Year’s resolutions is to get more organized with my meal planning.
I literally just purchased a simple and affordable meal planning notebook, in addition to a life planning notebook to go along with my other New Year’s resolution which is to get more organized in my personal life. It took me a hot minute to find what worked for me, so if your curious check out this Meal Planner, and Life Planner. For more specialty planning accessories, check out Erin Condren’s website. It’s my new favorite website and has since prompted another New Year’s resolution to be more mindful of my spending habits. Que my very surprised face opening the credit card statement this month, Oops!
What is so great about this meatloaf is it’s very cost efficient. We all could use that after the Holidays, and feeds my husband and I for 3 days. And it’s that good you will want to eat it for 3 days. A few key factors are a must when making meatloaf, so listen up. Most recipes call for bread crumbs, but what they don’t often tell you is to soak the breadcrumbs in milk for 15 minutes before adding to your meat. It’s not an appetizing texture once it’s all combined, but results in very moist meatloaf. Another trick is sauteing all vegetables in butter until halfway cooked before adding to your meat. Make sure to give the vegetables enough time to slightly cool before adding.
I gotta say there is nothing worse than flavorless dry meatloaf, and this recipe will result in none of that. Full disclosure, definitely adding this to the meal plan as soon as it arrives! And not just my weekly meal plan, i’ll be serving these at my next dinner party as well.
I am so excited to start fresh this year, and improve upon parts of my life I feel need improving, starting with organization, budgeting, and I am still trying to figure out a game plan for exercise but baby steps. We hope this is the best year yet for all of us, and you can count on us being here with new and delicious recipes weekly. Happy New Year everyone!
Quote of the Day: “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt