In honor of reaching the triple-digit subscriber mark, I made a meatloaf for you based on a recipe from 100 years ago, in 1916. Inspiration for this recipe is from http://www.recipelink.com/msgbrd/board_1/2012/AUG/10449.html.
I didn't want to deal with meatloaf drippings or frying bacon as part of the gravy, so I substituted the drippings with melted butter, which really makes this dish indulgent(read: unhealthy).
Plus the source recipe didn't have any spices to speak of. When I tasted the can of cream of mushroom soup I bought, it was really bland. That's why I added salt and black pepper to the meatloaf. But nothing more exotic than that, since i assume most Americans 100 years ago didn't have easy access to stuff like turmeric(which colors Trix cereal now, can you believe that?) or cayenne pepper.
Sadly I have no living relatives who were alive in 1916 so I couldn't ask my family. It's just an educated guess.
Not only is the meatloaf delicious but I found joy in a different editing style for this video. You don't hear my voice because "talkie" movies(where you hear actual people talking) didn't exist until 1927, I believe. Obviously the video is in black and white since it would be another 30-40 years before any sort of movie or TV show was in color.
I especially love the Silent Era effects in iMovie, which is the editing software I use. The thumbnail maybe mostly in color but the actual video isn't so please don't be alarmed.
Of course, this won't be a regular editing style for future videos. I really like talking to you all. Plus food in color is so much more appetizing than black and white-tinged food.
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the actual meatloaf:
1/2 a sautéed onion
1 beaten and whisked egg
1/2 cup of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup of breadcrumbs
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 pound of 93% ground beef
For the gravy:
The rest of the 10 ounce can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
3 tbsp. of melted butter(I melted my butter in the microwave for 20 seconds)
1/4 cup of water
1. Put all meatloaf ingredients into a large bowl.
2. Mix the ingredients up so that everything is distributed evenly among the mixture.
3. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
4. Form 2 loaves from the meatloaf mixture.
5. Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 60-65 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
6. While the meatloaf is cooking, put all gravy ingredients into a small bowl. Mix the gravy ingredients up until you get a gravy with a consistent texture. Don't worry about any white lumps you see, that's just part of the soup.
7. When the meatloaf is done cooking, pour the gravy on top of the meatloaf.
8. Serve with carrots and more gravy for dipping the meatloaf in(that's why I did anyway). Bon appetit!