Sunday, April 3, 2011


I was craving meatloaf the other day, so I sent Bart to the store to get me some hamburger.  I don't remember what was going on that day, but we seemed kind of rushed, and Bart wasn't really around to help.  I finished mixing up the meatloaf mix, which for me contains bbq sauce, garlic powder, oatmeal, salt, pepper, chili sauce, ketchup, onion soup mix, and eggs.  Anyhow, I finished mixing it and then noticed that both my casserole pans were dirty.  I didn't want to wash them, so I looked around for what I could put meatloaf into.

I found a giant muffin tin that held 6 muffins.  I figured, why not, that way everyone will get their own individual cupcakes, I mean meatloafs.  Then, I knew I wanted mashed potatoes to go with it.  I didn't have real potatoes though, so I used a mix.  I also didn't have that much of the mix, and I knew Aiden hated potatoes, so I made a batch of mashed sweet potatoes, also a mix.  I looked at the texture of the potatoes, and it hit me.  I could frost my cupcakes.

So, I got my meatloafs out of the pan, well, actually I let Bart do it, which is why they didn't come out as great as they could have, and then I put the potatoes in the pastry bag and piped them onto one meatloaf.  I didn't do them all, since Aiden doesn't like potatoes, Ciera doesn't care, and well, I was burning my fingers.  I put some on top of my meatloaf too, but more of a sculpted top than a piped top.  Ciera mowed down the potatoes, she thought they were awesome, both varieties, but mostly the plain ones.  Aiden wouldn't eat anything, though he tried to pretend he liked the sweet potatoes.  Bart and I ate it up because it is one of our favorite meals.  Oh, and we had green beans on the side, as everyone will eat that.  So I guess Aiden ate green beans.

I love having the ability to do things like this for my family, and make dinner a fun time.  Last night I made homemade meatballs, and the kids were fascinated.  After dinner was cooked, as I put things on their plates, I sang on top of spaghetti, and then gave the warning I wanted to see no meatballs going out the door.  The kids laughed, and we had another good dinner.

Ok, I don't know how I was going to end this, as my brain just suddenly turned off.  Enjoy the pictures of the meatloaf cupcakes.

Aiden's frostingless meatloaf cupcake

Bart's frosted cupcake.


  1. Cool idea!! I will definately do this with my little one. She loves to help me "cook" so this would be fun for both of us!!


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