Happy Halloween! And welcome back to this week’s theme, Why Didn’t I Think of That, the story of a young woman’s journey through the pages of success born from the hands and minds of her foodie peers that she’s not jealous of at all – their cookbooks.
In my head I sound like Ira Glass. And even though he’s the total opposite of female, I’m kind of diggin’ my faux head voice! It’s even kind of staccato and punchy, you know the way he does?
I’m a wee bit excited about today’s guest. And I’m a wee bit jealous of the length of her legs, her dewy sun-kissed complexion and her ability to make kid food glamorous and runway ready. I mean really. Her frickin’ grilled cheese sandwiches are even sexy.
Please welcome, the stunning Catherine McCord of Weelicious!
(and the crowd goes wiiiild)
“Now, Catherine, before we begin, can I ask where you got that adorable checkered green shirt that you’re wearing on the cover of your cookbook?”
“Oh, Bev! I can’t even remember. But I’ll tell you what, because I adore you so much, I’ll just go ahead and give you all my clothes, makeup, jewelry and heck, my kids too!”
You guys, I just read that sentence and I’m realizing how much of a psychopath I really am. Please don’t report me.
Okay so the cookbook! It’s fantastic. Super simple recipes for impatient freaks like me. Everything is approachable and especially fun for the WEE ones in your life. (sorry)
I made her Mexican Turkey Meatloaf because I am ca-raaaazy about any and all things Mexican.
Plus any opportunity to say “meatloaf” is just too vital to the human soul to pass up.
I absolutely loooooved this meatloaf. I willy nilly’d noneth with her recipe. It’s cheesy, turkey-y, salsa-y and it danced around in my belly like the ghosts of Halloween past.
In other words, you needeth this booketh.
Mexican Turkey Meatloaf:
(recipe from the Weelicious cookbook)
What it took for 2 mini meatloaves (or one big one)
* 1 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup grated carrot
* 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
* 3/4 cup chunky salsa (plus more for drizzling)
* 1 pinch coarse salt
* 1 pinch garlic salt
* 1/2 tsp ground cumin
This is so difficult. I hope you can follow. Ready? Here we go.
Combine everything in a bowl. Mixy mixy with your hands. Divid mixture in half and form leetle loaves with your hands on a rimmed baking sheet (that you spritz with a little cooking spray). Wash your hands.
Stick that thang in the oven (preheated to 400) and bake for 45 minutes.
Serve the loaves drizzled with a little more salsa and a good crunchy green salad!
P.S. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win the Picky Palate cookbook! Now I sound like Pat Sajak. Not sure how I feel about that.
P.S.S. Still working on getting my site back the way it used to look. And what’s weird is, I can’t even remember! Ugh.
P.S.S.S. Watched Grave Encounters last night. I might not ever close my eyes again.