October 27, 2011

Meatloaf Miniatures

Meatloaf dinners will always be fond memories I have of growing up. My mom made the best meatloaf of anyone I know... and I mean that, literally. I know some people say their mom is the best cook ever, but I'm not saying that. My mom didn't always make the best of the best things, but she did a couple things totally right. Her meatloaf was one of those things. Her BBQ chicken was another (yum!).

Unfortunately, I never got the chance to learn from my mom, and she was not one to use a recipe. Or if she did use one, she would alter it and then never write it down. In fact, it's kind of surprising that I have a "favorite" of anything my mom made, because each time it was guaranteed to be just a little bit different.

Regardless, back when she would make meatloaf for dinner, I had no need to watch her make it - I mean come on, I was 14 and knew everything, and besides, my mom would be around forever.

10 years later, I would give anything to know how she made her meatloaf so incredibly addicting. I would also give anything to hear her scold me for not asking her for the recipe or how I should have watched her cook those many, many times. But that would just lead to me crying, so let's not discuss this anymore. ha!


I found a recipe on Taste of Home that I thought looked fun... mostly because I am a sucker for anything made in a muffin pan! I love that they cook for a LOT less, and while overindulging is definitely a risk, you just can't help but smile at their miniature size!

I definitely am going to keep this recipe and do it again. The only thing I need to work on it smashing the meat more into each cup because they kind of just fell apart. I literally got the best picture (which is quite frankly sad) of the only 2 that came out into perfect "muffin" form.

Click here for the link to the recipe!

I also found this cute little idea on Pinterest and decided that since I had all of the ingredients, I would make them! I just used melting chocolates, marshmallows and crescent rolls.

Deeeeeeeee-licious! :) The crescent roll was buttery, and added to the sticky marshmallows and sweet chocolates... it was the perfect after-dinner snack. Even Joey ate one! Which is great, but at least I only made 2. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Love the 2 new recipes! The mini meatloaves look so cute and I have to try the crescent rolls smores-like dessert.