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Food Fail

For the record, slow cooker meatloaf? Not so much.

I talked to my mother on the phone at lunch yesterday and when I told her I was making slow cooker meatloaf, her comment to me was something along the lines of "...umm, but how are you gonna drain the grease from it? I don't think you can cook meatloaf in something that doesn't drain, cuz then it just sits in the grease all day..."

And of course I went "pfft, what do you know motherperson, you hate cooking with a fiery passion! Obviously it's supposed to cook in its own grease! A random person posting a recipe on teh interwebz would never steer me wrong!"

This is a lesson, children- always listen to your mother.

Landlady called at 430 to tell me she'd checked on my food and that it smelled delicious! I got home at 6 and OMGYES, it smelled AMAZING. Sadly, that's all that was amazing about it.

The potatoes and carrots had been simmering in grease for ten hours, and were a gross brownish colour with a disgusting, slimy texture- I ate like three and felt my arteries hardening. The meatloaf itself was heavy and bland.

Of course, being a fair-minded person, I figured that like many foods, this was probably one that tasted better the second day, and my whole reason for making it was so I could have it for lunches for the rest of the week, so this morning when I got up I was pretty stoked it would have aged well. Wow, was I wrong.

The meatloaf was a brick of congealed fat- I couldn't even use normal force to cut through it, I had to put my elbow grease into it! And the potatoes and carrots were totally inedible, sitting in this puddle, no lie, a puddle of white fat on the plate I'd put them on. Fat that broke off into these long gross chards of white grossness when I poked at the veggies.

Ugh, not cool! Hopefully making chicken stir-fry for Tower tonight, maybe that can take away the bad memories of the meatloaf fail. This is the first recipe I've done that hasn't been good, so I'm a bit disappointed!

Comments

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deathpixie
Sep. 1st, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
You don't think perhaps leaving them to turn into grey sludge was when the food poisoning set in? ;)
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deathpixie
Sep. 1st, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Uh-huh. Suuuuure it was. ;P
stratford_girl
Sep. 1st, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
lol or the uncooked bacon bones? ;)
stratford_girl
Sep. 1st, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
omg that's a totally evil slow cooker you have there! You totally can't trust it!