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Meat! Cameras! Mothers! Oh my.

Argus C3, example #1
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Dinner last night was crazy good.


Turkey Meatloaf with a mushroom-wine reduction.
It's got probably half the calories than its beef and full cream counterparts. I'd guess about 6 to 800 calories for two slices and about half the sauce the recipe makes below.
    Meatloaf:
  • 2lbs ground turkey.
  • half of a medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 3-ish ounces bread crumbs
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 6ish ounces pesto.
  • 2 tbl savory
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 slices bacon (turkey or pork)

Preheat oven to 375. Sweat onion and garlic until translucent.

Add turkey, onions, garlic, savory, bread crumbs, egg to large mixing bowl. Fold by hand until stuff is incorporated. Add goodly amounts salt and pepper.

Flatten turkey goo into a rectangular shape onto a plastic cutting board. Spread pesto over goo and sprinkle with about half the mozzarella. Roll up and put into loaf pan. Cover top with slices of bacon (long ways).

Put into oven for 50 minutes. After 50minutes, add remaining mozzarella to top of loaf, turn heat up to 400 and cook until internal temperature hits 165. Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes.

    Sauce:
  • 8 to 10 fld oz (little more than one glass) nice semi-sweet white wine.
  • 3/4 c sour cream.
  • 1/2 c plain yogurt
  • Three sprigs fresh rosemary.
  • 2 cups minced mushroom of choice (I used portobella).
  • Olive oil.

Heat oil in large saucier over medium heat.. Add mushrooms and cook until they give up their juice.

Add remaining ingredients, stir well to combine. Simmer over low heat for 45 minutes. I recommend tasting regularly after 30 minutes and adding extra seasoning as needed.

I love Fall what hard. This is my preferred season, slightly chilly with frequent light rain. I've felt just so good this whole week overall, especially compared to the last few weeks. Everything just seems happier. I've recaptured that happy, creative spirit. I think i need to move to colder, rainier climates. Seattle. Vancouver. (Apparently Victoria has everything i want).. Pacific Northwest in general, I suppose.

I even talked to my Mother yesterday. She and I had a great photography chat. Apparently her first camera was Brownie 2 (I think from her description) and her first "real" camera was an Argus C3 she got from her grandfather. She highly recommend playing with double exposures with the Argus since you can just keep cocking the shutter. :) She also told me about something she used to do with a gray card. Something about exposing at a really, really fast shutter and small F stop a roll of film to a gray card. This apparently tempers the highlight layer of the silver halides so that your highlights exposure a touch slower which keeps much of the detail visible. (Anyone heard of this? She said Ansel Adams did it but I couldn't find any information on it.)

I think its all this camera a-go-go that's keeping me perky.

Well, that and my cute girlfriend baking incredibly good spelt/buckwheat cookies last night. She'll probably post the recipe to healthmadfood like I did for the above. (nudge)

I'd really like to go phlogging today. Silly work.



And I renewed my WPR donations. I'm now donating $500 a year to them, up from $360 last year.
I &hearts WPR.

Random: I went through a looked at my wisdom teeth extraction photos recently. I seem to have gained a lot of weight since January. I look really skinny in some of the photos.
My teeth were extracted on Jan 23rd and blogged about it everyday with pictures.

And crap. My Flickr account expires in 4 days. D'oh!
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rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: September 12th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Meatloaf=yum!

great looking recipe! It makes me sort of drool-y...
I suggest not mixing ground meat like crazy, but 'just enough'. It makes it more tender and helps keep it really cold.
But pesto and mozz and bacon? Chomp, chomp!!

Em.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 12th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Meatloaf=yum!

A better description would be "fold with hands" as that's what I did. You're right, that keeps it more tender.
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: September 12th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Meatloaf=yum!

Touching the ground raw meat and egg yolks and dry crumbs all at once is my favorite part about making meatloaf. Really. I'm very tactile.
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abmann From: abmann Date: September 12th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Uh.. yeah. That sounds pretty tasty....
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