Thursday, December 17, 2015

Potluck meat loaf

7am - I am in my kitchen to prepare the meat loaf for this afternoon's 4pm potluck party. The management of Guava Gardens apartments hosts a pot luck party for tenants every month.

Does it seem a bit early in the day to begin a meat loaf that will be served late this afternoon? There is method in my madness!

About an hour before the potluck party begins, I will cutup the now cooled meat loaf. Then fry the meat loaf slices so that the top and bottom of each slice is a bit hardened. Freshly cut up meat loaf has a tendency to fall apart which becomes a mess. When the slices are lightly fried the meat loaf will get reheated and each slice will hold together much better.

I have prepared a bowl of sauce for the meat loaf and will spread sauce on all the slices as they are set into the serving dish. There will be more sauce for party goers who want it.

Nicely rounded meat loaf shaped in orange mixing bowl.

Sauce added, ready for 15 minutes more in the oven.


  1. Looks yummy George!

    Hey, did you ever make it to Valle de Bravo when you were exploring Mexico? I think you would have loved it here.

    1. Hi Kevin!
      My summer home camp was pretty close to Valle de Bravo. However, I never visited.

      I see on your blog that you and Ruth are there right now!


  2. I also grill the meatloaf slices. That works too.

  3. Sounds like a great recipe. I am sure those slices will disappear quickly. Enjoy your potluck.

  4. Wonder if I can make it from Chico down to Georges party in 5 hours? Oh well, I can dream. Copied your recipe Geo and will be trying soon.

  5. Your meatloaf will be the best. Perfectly cooked. You used an iron skillet, too! Estra points for that. Love you, George!

  6. All I can say is "Yum"!

  7. I'll have to add another yumm!to that one George, looks like a winner!