My 6 year old's class went to an art museum today. Personally, I could not imagine a more boring place to go, but that's just me. I have never liked museums. Pretty much everyone else I know (besides you, yeah, you know who are, G!) loves them, so in the interest of friendship and exposing my kids to at least a little culture, I have been to many many museums in my life. I'm usually the one holding all the bags and sitting on a bench, handing out juice boxes and secret snacks because inevitably, there will a no-eating sign right behind me. Anyway, that's my take on museums.
In honor of the first grade trip to the art museum, here is an art-museum dinner. Happy Face Meatloaf.
Here's the how to:
Mix your favorite meatloaf recipe.
This is mine: Mix 2 pounds of ground turkey with 3 eggs, some ketchup and a nice amount of bread crumbs or matzah meals. See, not really a recipe. That's why you should use your own recipe.
I flattened the meat mixture down into a 9x13 pan. I drew a happy face and some hearts on top, using ketchup. Bake, covered, at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and keep baking until cooked through, maybe another 20 minutes or so.
I showed the finished meatloaf to my son. He said it looked "okay, but mommy did you know that in real art museums they have naked people and you can see their whole tushes!?" It might be time to learn the word "statue".
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)