Sunday, January 25, 2009

Day 132 - What to do with a lot of parsley, part deux

And so, three Aerogardens are down to one now. The holiday Aerogarden unit is on Day 132, and still living on the top shelf.

The harvest for the flank steak made the unit look a little more orderly, and it was time to find another recipe that used a heck of a lot of parsley. I want back to AllRecipes and looked for another recipe that used a big chunk of fresh parsley. I found a great recipe for meatloaf that once again used a whole 1/2 cup of chopped parsley.

Once again, I harvested and chopped:

The recipe called for 1 1/2 cups of breadcrumbs. Feeling in a "do it yourself" mood, I decided to bake a fresh loaf of bread...

...with the sole intent of using my Kitchenaid to grate fresh breadcrumbs.

The recipe was easy enough. Sautee carrot and onion and add the mixture to a mixture of garlic, parsley, ketchup, bread crumbs, eggs, and ground beef. The results was a wonderfully gooey hunk of meat that I shaped into a loaf.

As with all meatloafs, it looked beautiful coming out of the oven, especially with a slab of tomato sauce poured over the top and let to seep in.

The recipe was admittedly a wee bit bland (needed salt), but nothing a good squirt of ketchup couldn't fix.
I'd say there's one more harvest of parsley in the ol' Holiday Herb Aerogarden and then we'll hang it up for a while.

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