It would've been more fitting if I uploaded this video yesterday on New Year's Eve rather than New Year's Day but I was too busy watching live streams of other countries counting down to New Year's. But let's reflect on this past year in the food world in the form of this meatloaf recipe, shall we?
This meatloaf has most of the food trends of the past year except for Cinnamon Toast Crunch(representing those shakes at Burger King), ube, watermelon(remember the ice cream stuffed into those watermelon slices?) and sushi representing sushi donuts but I forgot to add those in. Also, I used turmeric instead of activated charcoal, which was really big this past year with black-colored foods, but I didn't want to poop out green stuff(because that's what activated charcoal does).
But other than those omissions, I think this meatloaf represents the food trends of 2017 pretty well, though I did wish I bought more jackfruit and made this meatloaf a vegetarian one, but I didn't have enough, so I had to think of some sort of protein that was kind of big this year and chicken was, what with the resurrection of the chicken fries at Burger King.
This meatloaf looked a lot like a fruitcake, especially with the avocados in it. It was cheesy and chocolatey but not too spicy either. The pickles added a depth to the taste to the meatloaf and I didn't taste any rose wine.
Apparently the part of the video with me tasting the meatloaf got corrupted(it does that sometimes when I transferred the footage from my phone to my laptop), so you might have to put the volume louder during that part. Sorry!
My dad didn't taste this meatloaf due to the wine and chocolate in it. Plus it would've been too spicy for his liking.
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You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
A loaf pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the meatloaf:
2/3 tbsp. onion powder
2 beaten and whisked eggs(representing cloud eggs)
2 small bags of M&M's(representing freakshakes)
1/2 cup avocadoes
1/2 cup jackfruit(representing vegan meat substitutes)
1/2 cup pickles(representing picked or fermented vegetables)
1/2 cup canned spaghetti(representing spaghetti donuts)
1/2 cup unicorn popcorn(representing unicorn-themed food)
1/2 cup rose wine(representing millennial pink)
Pinch of turmeric(representing golden milk)
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup crushed Flamin' Hot Cheetos
1 pound ground chicken
2 slices American cheese (representing Chipotle's queso)
Extra breadcrumbs to hold the meatloaf together
1. Put all the ingredients except for the cheese and breadcrumbs into a large bowl. Mix all the ingredients up until you get a firm meatloaf mixture. If the mixture is still liquidy, add extra breadcrumbs to absorb the excess liquid.
2. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Put half of the meatloaf mixture into the pan.
3. Top the mixture in the pan with 2 crumbled slices of the cheese and top that cheese with the rest of the meatloaf mixture.
4. Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 60-65 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.