Thursday, January 10, 2008

Putting Food By: Meatloaf

This week I took my last two meatloaves to friends who are laid up, so today I made up another batch. I made one for dinner tonight, took another to a friend as a gift, and put the other four into the freezer.

I generally make five meatloaves from a quadruple recipe, but as I was measuring them out tonight I discovered that I could get almost exactly six 32-ounce loaves from the quadruple recipe, so I decided to try dividing it that way to see whether the smaller loaves were a good size to feed my family. I've been reading Brian Wansink's Mindless Eating, and one of the issues he points out is that American cooks tend to cook for a crowd, planning for seconds and leftovers. He argues this encourages overeating.

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