9/21/2009

Hello all, John here.

Not much new going on. Derek went to work, I stayed home and searched for jobs, and surfed most of the day… I was thinking about washing the motor home, but I wasn’t nearly that ambitious, and it was getting too hot out for that kinda work. The rest of the week is supposed to be considerably cooler. The weather has been much cooler, which is a nice change!

A/C Update, the “HPotIW” suggested that since the temps weren’t so high but the humidity was to try to run the A/C with just one compressor. I did, and that seems to have solved my freese up problem. I did kick them both in most of the day today, but I will be turning it off shortly.

Speaking of the “HPotIW”, seems is having some health issues and we both want to wish him well. In his Honor I made my gourmet “Winnebago Meatloaf” for dinner tonight. Partly for the long standing joke of the 10 pound meatloaf we made in our first trailer for one of the first camp outs we went on with the RRV group. It is a conglomeration of several recipes that I have collected, and seems to be the one that works the best for me. Derek should add it to the Recipe Guide soon. but here it is…

1 lb of ground Beef, the leaner the better.
1/2 lb of Italian Sausage.
A small can of Mushrooms
A Small Onion
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tbl Oregano
3 tbl of Worcester Sauce
2 tbl Black Pepper
2 Eggs
1/2 cup or so of bread crumbs
4 or 5 slices of cheese, I like Kraaft White American for this, because it melts nice and doesn’t get greasy.
Some Catsup

I Saute the mushrooms and onions off first, but I have made it from raw too, and it works fine, I just think it ads some flavor. Cut up the onions small, and the can of mushrooms I tend to chop up some too if you didn’t buy the small ones. Throw it all together, sans Bread Crumbs, Cheese, or the Catsup, and mix well. Add the bread crumbs slowly till it becomes a “Moldable Mass” Form into a Loaf Shape, and place in a flat pan. I like to use a bigger pan than needed so the sides don’t touch, and the edges get crispy. Cut it down the center, and lay in the slices of Cheese, then squish it back together, and reshape back into a loaf. Coat the top with the Catsup, and I normally sprinkle some Oregano over the top too.

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The HPotIW's Honorary Winnebago Meatloaf

I bake it in a convection oven at 350 for about an hour. Yours may be quicker or not so quick… When done, let it rest for a while before you cut it. You should end up with this…

So that’s all I got. Hope all is well.

John

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