First. I finally decided what I was going to be for the Halloween lunch party at work tomorrow, where there is a costume contest and prizes. I'm usually a party pooper, but I decided that I should probably dress up this year! I'm going to be a hillbilly...the costume will be a little too easy, as I already have everything, overalls, hair ties, plaid shirt and even straw. Creepy, huh? Makes me wonder if I really am a hillbilly....I'm okay with that. But, I think I'm gonna run by the store and see if I can find some hillbilly teeth and a straw hat, that would add to it I think.
Second. Hubby, who most of the time acts like he's 12 but I love him for it, has been playing SimCity on our Super Nintendo quite a bit lately. He has made almost every effort to get his population over 500,000 but hasn't made it over like 420,000. In my online search for tips to assist his game play, I found THIS web site. It has a ton of tips on how to beat the game and how to cheat your way to the top, to which we owe everything in the following pictures to.
Notice the population number..500,560!!
Yaaay....officially a Megalopolis!
AND...the coveted Super Mario Statue!!! ..I was a little too excited about this.
Thirdly, and finally...I made, I think, the best meatloaf I've ever made. Observe...
Isn't it beautiful? (sorry its kinda blurry)
Here is how you make the same thing...
3 slices bread, crumbled by hand into kind of small pieces (I used bread heels for this)1 pkt meat loaf spice mix (western family)
half medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c ketchup
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1-1 1/2 pounds ground beef
Glaze:1/2 c ketchup, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, 1/4 cup-ish apple cider vinegar, 1/2 c packed brown sugar
Put everything but the glaze in a big bowl, mixed together by hand, formed into loaf and put on roasting pan with slots in the bottom to let the fat drain away. Mixed glaze and used half to glaze the loaf before I baked at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes, then glazed with the rest of it and baked for another 20 minutes (or until it reaches 160 degrees inside, mine was just fine). Let rest for 10 minutes and serve.
I also made real mashed potatoes with 4 medium potatoes, skinned, cut up, and boiled for about 30 mins, then mashed with salt and half a stick of butter (real butter...mmm!).
Also, of course, a can of green beans split half between the 2 of us.
I'm not one for pretty pictures and super duper beautiful plating, but this looks pretty darn good to me...
Oh, and fourth. I got my 4 newspapers this morning. Felt like a super dork picking them all up and taking them into the house.