Stella: Sometimes I just do not have a filter for my mouth. I apologize for comparing your meatloaf recipe to barf and then saying barf was better. What an insensitive person… Indeed your lunches are always better than mine. (Although sometimes I have time to put a little mayo on the bread, but most of the time I don't!) I just think everything about meatloaf is disgusting. The word meatloaf makes me have a gag reflux itself.
Loki: Meatloaf makes me think of the cartoon, Garfield. Talk about word-association. I don’t particularly love meatloaf, but Big T likes it (or claims too anyway.) When you have to plan meal after meal after meal… sometimes you have to mix in new things. We rarely eat it so it was different. I always have left overs… When cooking for just 2 people you always have leftovers! Big T doesn’t EVER eat them. But, I save them anyway thinking that I will eat them. I usually don’t either so we waste a lot of food. Baby Blue had meatloaf last night too and she liked it.
Stella: I think I read a statistic somewhere that Americans end up throwing away 60% of their groceries. Isn’t that interesting? I am just full of useful information sometimes. And you save food because you grew up in a house with Nana Bess who saves things like Ramen Noodles. (They cost 16 cents!!!! You can afford to buy more! Throw it away!) Why don’t you just start making smaller portions? Americans are so fat because we all think we have to have this huge full plate of food & know nothing about correct serving size proportions. On a side note, I tried to get Nana Bess to watch the “Super Size Me” documentary on McDonald’s, but I think she turned on House Hunters instead.
Loki: For real, have you watched it before? You will never eat at McDonald’s again! Yes, I know we are off on our portion sizes. It is just hard to cook smaller portions. I have always said that I will cook the same amount when I have a family of 4. I have a hard time because I was raised to clean my plate! Even if the portion is twice what I need, I will consume it. It's hard to leave food on your plate. Hence…my love handles.
P.S.- Nana Bess is addicted to House Hunters.
Stella: Did you know that after that documentary came out McD's stopped asking if you wanted items super-sized? Of course they did! The man gained 24 lbs in only 28 days. It then took him 13 months to lose that weight that took ONE month to put on!
And here is a picture that will make you never want to eat McDonald's again if that wasn't enough. That pink, goopy, snake thing is mechanically separated chicken, and it's used to make chicken nuggets and patties. And if you didn't think that was bad enough, it's crawling with bacteria, so it will be soaked in ammonia. The ammonia makes it tastes terrible, so it's then flavored with artificial chicken flavor. After that, it's dyed white so it looks like chicken again.
(Chicken nuggets are the only thing I ever get from McD's. I feed them to my precious baby too. I'll probably still continue to eat them. Isn't that disgusting?!)
By the way, while we're on this subject, reading "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair was the highlight of my senior year. It's about the meat packing industry in 1906 (for all of those who were not in AP English.) My friend & I wrote a parody about it called "The Bradley Story" and published it for the entire English class. It was a big hit. That's how cool I was in h.s. I still have a copy if anyone is interested. Poor Stanslovas got eaten by the rats...
Loki: Eww! Gross! I never get the chicken nuggets and I am GLAD. I watch this show on the BBC channel about fat people and how much they consume in one week. The host, Jillian, always makes them look at the stuff that is actually in their food... Sorta like those nuggets! Except she would show them a chicken head or a pig's snout with the hairs still attached. Talk about vomit inducing! I have vomitted enough for a lifetime when I was prego with Baby Blue. If you are interested I can give you a list of which things are worse coming up... I will never again it noodles. :)
I can't believe that we forgot to close this post without a picture of Lady GaGa's meat dress! We want to know what foods make you sick!