Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Every Now and Then I Get A Little Bit Lonely... (Stewart's "Now and Then" Ketchup-Glazed Meatloaf)
Sorry about the title, I was never one to pass up a Bonnie Tyler reference...
Here we have Stewart's "Now and Then" KETCHUP-GLAZED Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes. I am writing KETCHUP-GLAZED in all-caps because I have been saying it in my best "guy shouting descriptors in a commercial" voice.
I find various foodstuffs to be very sad. Not so much sad in and of themselves, but sad because of how my mind's eye pictures them to be consumed. This convenience meatloaf (KETCHUP-GLAZED) falls firmly into my category of sad foods. This is a meal to be eaten over the sink by a recently divorced father of two while he drinks away the pain.
First of all, I was thoroughly disappointed with the KETCHUP-GLAZE. It was more of a ketchup-film. Maybe a ketchup-smatter... The milky mashed-potato-water was likewise a little unsettling.
But in for a penny, in for a pound. I kept going!
The meatloaf isn't that bad. I mean, it's a flaccid gray mess... But certainly not the worst convenience meatloaf I've ever had. However, the mashed potatoes were unforgivable. Rehydrated (then frozen) potatoes with a smattering of what appears to be green crepe paper on top. Sort of an odd musky flavor too (there is also the issue of the mashed-potato-water)...
Ah well. I had to have it. For better or worse, I try every new thing that Stewart's puts out (I sort of like the cold brew coffee...). Also, after all of these years I have maintained my unhealthy interest and obsession concerning meatloaf (and the meatloaf arts).
I am as unchanging as the hills.