She's a girl with a voice and a guitar. That's what I love.
But, can she really cook? Will she help me find inspiration and a little more of my potential in the kitchen?
It turns out, yes, she can. And she yes, she has.
A few weeks ago, she said two little words that gave me whiplash: Ribbon Meatloaf.
WHAT is ribbon meatloaf? Why is it a ribbon?
Then, I thought, "It doesn't matter! It's meatloaf! I will make this."
As I watched her make it, my mouth was watering, and everything in me was hungering for this dish. It seemed so basic, so southern, so charming, I couldn't wait. And when she pulled it out of the oven, it honestly looked like a fully-bloomed flower! It was so beautiful. I was almost sad she didn't invite me to dinner.
I set out on a course of action. I decided to add some more veggies to it for a little extra color and nutrition, so I bought the frozen veggie soup mix. I added a little cayenne pepper. And, I'll admit, I cheated a little. I bought buttermilk biscuits in a can. I just didn't want to make them from scratch. I've learned that shortcuts aren't all bad. What I learned from this particular experience is that homemade biscuits obviously yield more than a can, because I have a ton of the meatloaf stuffing leftover. That's okay, I'll buy more biscuits and eat more of this!
I turned Pandora on Trisha Yearwood Radio as I began to prepare. I thought it was only fitting.
Mine was not as pretty as hers. It was a little weird-looking flower. However, it was yummy. As it baked, the whole house began to smell of bread and meat and comfort. Home became home, if that makes sense.
|Ready to assemble.|
|My weak little ribbon |
Trisha Yearwood is giving us a peak into her life outside of who we think she is. She is granting us access to her southern heritage and upbringing by cooking her life for me and for you. And that is brave.
|Oh the deliciousness!|