After making a couple of meatless meals last week, not completely intentional, I figured it was time to make something a little heartier. I also decided to take advantage of the early autumn weather and say hello to comfort food season. Personally, I could not think of a better way to usher in the cold, blustery days of autumn then to make a hearty meal with meatloaf loaded with sweet roasted garlic and fresh, fragrant rosemary as the star.
Ryan and I went out to lunch on Monday and during lunch I asked him “what do you want for dinner?” This might seem like an odd question to ask during lunch but what can I say I am always thinking about my next meal. He is used to this quarky characteristic of mine so as he slurped his ramen he began to think. His first response was meatloaf. I immediately started suggesting different ways to make it, because you know me, I can’t always be traditional. So after a not so enthusiastic response to my Italian version, I suggested a roasted garlic and rosemary meatloaf and if you could see the plate that he ate off of you would know that was a winner.
PS Ryan says the leftovers makes GREAT meatloaf sandwiches.
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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