I made this dinner for a St-Charles-house-family-meal a few months ago. To give you some context, Webster’s dictionary defines a St-Charles-house-family-meal as one where a) the fire alarm goes off because our windows are painted shut and literally everything you cook sets it off, b) someone gets accused for not eating carbs , subsequently carbs are consumed by all, c) we run out of plates, chairs, cups, or utensils and resort to more artistic ways of eating. (slices of cake served in coffee filters , people sitting on the floor eating on the coffee table, people eating in a lawn chair eating off a small side table, people sitting on the ground eating off of a square cooler, boys stealing our silverware/cups/pots/oven/spices) , and the most necessary part of a St Charles house family meal is discussing buying a dog or hosting a Murder mystery dinner.
For the past two years, I’ve lived in a house fondly known as “The Quarter House,” (I think we’ve called it that a whopping 2 times), because it looks slightly like a New Orleans French Quarter house. With a full porch on both levels, the house has welcomed its fair share of fun visitors, held many parties and dinners, but most importantly, it’s been a welcoming home base. Of the 9 (actual) tenants in 4 units in the house, 4 of us went to high school together, all of us are friends, and we have at least 5 others who don’t live in the house but may as well be our roommates. This weekend marks the last that we live together – some of us having lived here for 1 and others for 2 years, together.
In honor of our last week as roomies, I’m sharing with you a great Sunday night meal for you and your friends/ family / fr-amily. I still have many tips and stories to share with you from my tiny kitchen, but I’m excited for my new farmhouse sink and GAS RANGE in the new place! I’ll be missing our house, but thankful for continuing friendships with the people in it.
I understand if you do not meatloaf, but I will not have a discussion with you about it. It’s like when you bring something up with your dad that you knooowwww is going to end with both of you STILL feeling passionately about the OPPOSITE side of the other. Yea, I understand, it’s a loaf of meat. But it’s so comforting – you mix up some classic ingredients, throw it in the oven, and during the hour while it bakes, you’re getting excited for your warm cozy meal with friends.
I love Phoebe Lapine’s blog because she posts recipe that align with different dietary restrictions, but also are takes on classic dishes. I have been wanting to make this meal for a long time and am so glad I did!
Thanks to my housemate Daniel for the final plating pics. It pays to have friends with the more artistics capabilities 🙂
Sriracha Ginger Meatloaf, from FeedmePhoebe, serves 4
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon sriracha
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 4 scallions, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced ginger (really a 1-inch knob of gingner, peeled and grated)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari (just uesd low sodium soy sauce)
- ½ cup gluten-free oats (I just used regular oats)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound ground pork
1. Preheat your oven to 375 and set the rack in the upper-middle of the oven. Middle is fine if that’s confusing. You want your meatloaf not to burn by being too high up
- 1 cup any rice you like – I prefer jasmine
- 2 heads broccoli, chopped, including the stems if you like them
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 TBS fresh ginger, peeled and grated/minced
- 3 cloves crushed garlic
- 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 lime
1. Cook rice according to directions but add on 2 tsp of the sesame oil with the water when cooking.