Here’s something new that I’ve been doing since school started two weeks ago – menu planning! Yup, in my almost 16 years of motherly existence, this is the first time that I’m actually planning meals seriously.
The kids, being older and wiser, just won’t settle for alternating fried egg and tocino breakfasts now. Adobo lunch boxes don’t excite them anymore either. To make sure the menu doesn’t get tiring, we thought of planning the meals.
Menu planning actually isn’t as intimidating as it appears. Here’s how we do it.
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My first experiment on Cheese and Sausage Meatloaf was a hit with my 3 biggest fans – Patchy, VGood and Hub (lol, who else??) – except that there was a lot of meat juices (“nag sabaw”). On my second attempt, I drained the ground meat well before mixing it with the other ingredients. This seemed to do the trick.
This cheese and sausage meatloaf is fuss-free , can be prepared ahead of time, tastes good whether warm or cold, and makes for great school lunch (baon).
Plus it’s a sneaky way to disguise fiber – there’s a cupful of oatmeal in there! Leftovers also make great sandwich fillers.
And because I used oatmeal instead of wheat flour, this is a gluten free meatloaf recipe!
Here are what you will need to make a medium-sized cheese and sausage meatloaf good for 4 to 6 persons: Continue reading Cheese and Sausage Meatloaf | Weekend Cook