Veggie Meatloaf

Tuesday Thoughts

We took the dive last night. We started our journey to vegetarianism– well perhaps not total vegetarianism, but now we are going to try and have one dinner a week (the only meal we eat together) where we will not eat meat. I don’t want to give up that protein so we will find other alternatives. Now in the grand scheme of things we do that from time to time. It happens around pasta — where we will eat Spaghetti and we don’t always need meat with that, but this will be more intentional and I hope that better eating habits will come out of it.

So last night I made veggie meatloaf. It was actually pretty good.

Here is the recipe:
1C Sliced carrots
3/4 onion
garlic
3/4 c catsup
1/3 C breadcrumbs
2 large eggs
2 12 oz package of meatless ground burger

I basically put the carrots, onion and garlic in the magic bullet and then combined everything else and put it in the oven. I cooked it for 45 min at 350.

Now it turned out good (even though I was told that the meatless ground burger was gross) 🙂 and we liked it. We had mashed potatoes with it and corn. Granted it finished cooking at 7:45 and I was at a church council meeting. So Katie took it out of the oven and I ate when I came home. But I liked it a lot and Katie was very surprised because she liked it too. So I hope to keep this up, so we need something else that has been time tested so please let me know if you have something for us to try.

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I want an iphone more now than ever. I think my Treo 650 is dying. A few days ago my screen went blank on my Treo – I had to restart it a few times before it came back on. I was nervous but then I was okay. I took it to the AT&T store and they said unless I brought it in with it not working there was nothing the could do. I left a little frustrated but feeling okay (on top of everything else my 1 year warranty is gone). Well yesterday, I did not charge my phone overnight. So it was running out of battery power, I tried to charge it in the car but it would not charge – so my phone “died” — again I did not know what to do with myself, I could not check my e-mail (I was expecting some) and I could not make phone calls (which I needed to do) I felt hopeless, lost and I was devastated. (Okay maybe I am overreacting a bit). I decided to come home, charge it and the world would be right again. Well it would not charge at home either!!! I tried and tried but there was nothing I could do to charge it. I was even more frustrated and I was planning on going back to the AT&T store to see what I can do. I don’t know if it is my battery (I have the original) or my Treo or what. All I know is that I feel that my days are somewhat limited with my Treo and I need a plan.
I would love to get the iphone, but I know we don’t have the money for that and I even though there are plenty of people happy with the first version of the iphone I want to wait to see when version 2 comes out (I am thinking close to Christmas time) or at least when the first update for the iphone comes out and I want to see what they add.

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I have been making progress on my Approval Essay. I think I have 2 out of the 5 sections done. I still have a lot of work, but I am working at D&D the rest of the week so I can work up to midnight before I go drive and that will give me a solid 4 hours a night to work on it. If I get one section done a night I will get everything done to send to Tom by Saturday. Then I can finish my other paper over the weekend and I will be good for my trip. I will bring them with me to read and go over but I won’t worry about bringing resources to write.

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Well this is a good place to stop – off to the gym!!

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One thought on “Veggie Meatloaf

  1. joe! hey there – i should be getting in bed, but I just noticed that you posted on alaina’s blog… did you also notice that she’s in Decorah??? you are such a great guy – I thought it was so sweet that you encouraged her. hope you’re doing well… like reading about your cooking adventures… keep it up!
    Johnna

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