As promised in my "3rd Grade Scare Meatloaf" video, I will tell you about why said meatloaf is called that. When I was in 3rd grade in the year 2000(I sound and look younger than I actually look!), my class was learning about deserts. One of my classmate's parents brought "cactus cookies" into class on the last day of school.
These cookies didn't have spinach in them, they had green food dye in them. I didn't put green food dye in my actual meatloaf because A) food dye is not natural and B) as far as I know, it is impossible to get green ketchup from putting green food dye into ketchup and mixing the two together. The spinach symbolizes the green color of the "cactus cookies".
Like my meatloaf, these cookies had butterscotch chips(I don't think this would be allowed in school today since it has no nutritional value), peanuts(try bringing a cookie with peanuts today and you'll probably be banned from bringing your kids any more cookies to school! You know, peanut allergy fears), and chow mein noodles(ditto on the nutritional value and bringing them in school) in them.
The scare part is when I came home from school. I told my mom, "Mommy, I brought cactus cookies!" She thought these cookies were actual cacti and had needles in them, so she said, "Don't eat that!" I then told her there weren't any needles in the cookies. The "needles" were actually the chow mein noodles. But she was so close to writing a note(you couldn't email or text teachers back then) to my teacher and complaining about the cookies.
Anyways, story time is over and now I will show you how to make my "3rd Grade Scare Meatloaf".
You will need:
1/2 onion, sauteed(I sauteed it in olive oil, as it is healthier, but it's up to you what oil to use)
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup peanuts(Don't put this in your meatloaf if you or your family has a peanut allergy!)
1/2 cup butterscotch cookies(You shouldn't put this ingredient in the meatloaf if you are sensitive to sugar or are diabetic)
1 pound of extra firm tofu, chopped
Pinch of salt
Nonstick cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Mix first 8 ingredients in large bowl.
3. Spray lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray.
4. Form two loaves in the lasagna pan from the mixture.
5. Put in the oven for 40-45 minutes.
6. Bon Appetit!