I started my journey about two weeks ago along with a life long friend. We are determined to keep each other on track, though our strategies differ somewhat. I know that I have a weakness for desserts and sweet treats as well as pasta and home baked breads. I have given those things up for now, but I am looking to learn alternative ways to still enjoy them with different ingredients.
As I find recipes that I try and like, I will share them.
One of the things I do to help myself is to do the majority of my food preparation on the weekend. I will spend 3-4 hours in the kitchen and cook everything for the week, so all that is needed is a quick warm up. Keep fresh veggies for munching at hand as well, for those times that I just want to gnaw on something but am not really hungry because those calories can add up fast!!
Last weekend I made meatloaf patties. These have been perfect for packing in my lunch for work as well as quick suppers this week. How many of you like cold meatloaf...go ahead raise your hand, it is okay. I like it too and it makes a great sandwich.
In thinking about the big game day tomorrow and many of you having parties, I thought that these would be great for sliders for a party, so if you are looking for something a little different, get yourself some mini-buns and give this a try. Obviously, you'd need to make them smaller, but I'm sure they would be a hit.
I have already posted the meatloaf recipe on the blog. You can find it here. The only difference is that I measured out my meatloaf mixture into 4 ounce patties and topped them with the following mixture and baked them in the oven in a broiler rack.
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar (I used Whey Low Gold to lighten the calorie count)
2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
Mix the ingredients until smooth and brush onto the meatloaf patties and bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 35 minutes or until done.
I used the convection feature of my oven for baking these so definitely check them for doneness by cutting into one and continue to cook if it needs more time.
If you are making slider sized patties, I would suggest reducing the time to 20 minutes and check for doneness.
....and that's What's Cooking at Cathy's ~ Enjoy!