Tandoori Lamb Meatloaf

For the record… I spent 4 HOURS in Target today.  Yes, that was 4 HOURS.  Not 4 hours of shopping in Target.  That was only about 30 minutes.  The other 3 1/2 hours were spent standing at the Kodak kiosk trying really hard to print off 400 pictures from our Croatian Vacation we took this summer.  It took me a good 30 minutes to print off the first 200.  (It would only let you print off 200 at a time.)  Only to find about half way through my printing that the ribbon on the printer needed to be replaced.  I thought this would be a quick fix.  Two hours later…I was still standing there trying to help Darnette, a Target employee, fix said printer.  Bless her heart.  She was so sweet.  Seriously.  She sang songs about Jesus.  She cussed a little.  She tried SO hard to fix that printer.  I couldn’t be mad at her, but I could feel myself losing a little bit of patience.  So,  I ended up leaving for an hour… Homegoods was calling my name.  I thought giving her some time to work on it without me standing over her might help matters.  I came back and it was working!!!  Woohoo!!! We were so excited!!!  The bad news was I had to reprint EVERYTHING all over again.  I started reprinting and the same thing happened AGAIN.  At that point, I made the executive decision to leave.  I had not eaten anything except a banana all day.  My nerves were shot and I was starving.  Thankfully, I did have a little over a hundred printed off.  The rest of my pictures are somewhere stuck in a kiosk that decided not to print anymore.

The lesson learned here was this:  I showed sweet Darnette a little kindness and understanding during this whole fiasco.  (Apparently other people had not showed her the same kindness.)  She gave me the few pictures that did print off for free!  I made her day a little bit better and she did what she could to make mine better!  I LOVE that Golden Rule!

So, tonight’s dinner was all about comfort food.  Healthy, Paleolithic, down-home, upscale, country food!  Go make this meatloaf!!!

Yields: Dinner for 2 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb grass-fed, ground lamb
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp organic tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp tandoori seasoning (recipe below)
  • olive oil for coating loaf pan
  • homemade ketchup, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until well incorporated. (I used my hands.)
  3. Form a loaf and put it in a loaf pan that is coated in olive oil.
  4. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.  During the last 10 minutes, brush the top with homemade ketchup.
  5. Let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Tandoori Seasoning Recipe (Yields: 2 heaping tablespoons)

  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne

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