When HP and I were first married I made meatloaf for dinner. He was a little skeptical, but he tried it – and loved it. Then I went on an eBay kick and I sold his meatloaf pan :O. Uh Oh… I reassured him I would get another pan (a stone one instead of non-stick), and I did. But, meatloaf takes so long to cook that I didn’t make it very often – much to his disappointment.
Then I discovered a little secret – – > use a muffin tin.
I made our favorite recipe, but cooked the meat’loaf’ in a muffin tin for 30ish minutes. It came out beautifully! Again he was a little skeptical. When I told him knowing the serving size was easier this way (2 cupcakes = one serving), he got a silly little grin on his face and warmed up to the idea.
From then on I cooked our meat’loaf’ as cupcakes. Until, last week. When HP saw a meatloaf, he was disappointed. Not only was it in a loaf pan, but it wasn’t our favorite recipe either. What in the world was I doing? We ate it, but decided to never use that recipe again.
Last night I made meatloaf/cupcakes (his favorite recipe). When he walking in the door after work, smelled the meat’loaf’ and saw the cupcakes, he got the same silly grin that I love so very much on his face.
And we all lived happily ever after,