"Well, it's kind of got the texture of ground beef, but it isn't really, it is so yummy, and really healthy for you - solid protein and lots of vitamin B. It can be used for, like, well, anything that you'd use ground meat for, like tacos, chili, pasta sauce, pizzas. Y'know, stuff like that!"
You can see the problem. That won't fit onto a label. And it kind of doesn't make our mouths water. And we made the stuff up. And we love it. Y'get the picture.
So, it's time for this blog to get a little interactive. Post your ideas for a good slogan / short description as a comment at the bottom of this post. C'mon, you can do it. Serious or funny, give it a try, who knows, maybe we'll use your slogan on the label and when we make a few bucks, we'll send you a few free samples. Or our forever gratitude. We'll see... give it a shot.
Now for the title of this post: MEATLOAF!!
Well, I (Jason) like meatloaf. I have fond memories of growing up eating meatloaf slathered in ketchup with tater tots and, most likely, broccoli. It's good. It's nurturing. Shana, on the other hand, does not have fond memories of meatloaf. I don't know exactly, it's got something to do with Star Trek... That, and the fact that she doesn't eat meat, means that we don't have meatloaf in our house. Ever. Well, I've changed all of that! I cannot wait to get home and have a big slice of Veggie Crumble meatloaf. (I may even stop by the co-op for some tater tots!)
I had a Veggie Crumble meatloaf sandwich for lunch already. I closed my office door, heated up the sandwich in the toaster-oven, put on some good music, and relived some great old memories. What a treat!!
I'll post the Veggie Crumble Meatloaf recipe as soon as we are officially selling the stuff. Stay tuned!
AND, I've been told that a blog entry just isn't as, well, good, without a picture. Judy, any tips on photographing food would certainly be welcomed! BUT, the truth is, even the most gorgeous meatloaf isn't all that attractive. Let's be honest. So, I tried taking a bunch of meatloaf pictures, and spent a ridiculous amount of time arranging things on a plate, exchanging plates, getting the brown of the tater tots 'just right', making the 'perfect' dollop of ketchup, trying different garnishes, etc. (not to mention the lighting, background, eesh.) I still like meatloaf (or CrumbleLoaf, i guess), but it just isn't photogenic.
SO.... to keep our readers happy, I will post a picture that is completely unrelated to CrumbleLoaf. And, simultaneously, I will hope to engage the readers with even more interactivity. What, dear readers, is this: