Heads and Tails


I’m cleaning up my email and desk and have a few loose ends to tie up:

1. My Mom’s Mexican Meatloaf Recipe

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 beef bullion cubes
15 ounces of ground turkey
4 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup chopped bell pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon chili pepper
Dash of pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a 9″ skillet, heat oil over medium heat, add onions, peppers, garlic and bullion cubes. Saute until onions are translucent. Mix in turkey, veggies and all remaining ingredients (minus tomato sauce). Transfer to a large bowl and shape into a loaf. Top with tomato sauce. Cook in a 8″ square pan for 45 minutes, or a loaf pan for 12 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes: I browned the turkey first to cook off the fat and then boiled the meat in beer for 10 minutes. It gave the entire dish a kick and used up some left-over beer from bread baking that would have otherwise gone down the drain.

giraffe pattern

2. Dude. I had a letter to the editor published in the Sunday New York Times. Schweet! It was in response to this Op/Ed piece.

full zebra,

3. Faux fur for the January/February Finn and Donk Sewing Adventure project? Oy vey. Tell me someone else is not using faux fur. I’m thinking a chunky knit. Yes, that means I’ll be knitting a sewing project, but I just can’t imagine fake or real fur, for that matter, in Arizona.

zebra pattern, close up

Kinda glad I didn’t wear these shoes when I was photographing this sweet striped beauty. And don’t ask me to explain why these are okay and faux fur isn’t.

4. Do you have a Foreman grill, or something comparable? I’m considering splurging on the Griddler, but would love some recommendations. What do you use? I can’t use an outside bbq.