This last gathering of the Qwerty minds might have given me my new favorite dinner ever.
The menu was crafted around the delicious idea (that’s been hanging over our head since Thanksgiving) of “stuffing-waffles”.
And whaddya know? Stuffing isn’t just for Thanksgiving; they sell it all year round, and it’s still just as tasty!
I took the easy way out and used a couple of boxes of Stove Top Pork Stuffing, and put about 1/3 cup sized scoop in each square of my waffle iron. So incredibly scrumptious.
To complete the meal I topped the stuffing-waffle with a scoop of garlicy and buttery mashed potatoes and a rich brown gravy.
And plated it with heaping portions of my classic meatloaf and some steamed broccoli.
Brandie was then the most amazing Brandie ever and made us warm and fresh Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding for dessert.
The combination of the hearty meatloaf, creamy potatoes, crisp yet soft stuffing (with perfect little holes to hold the gravy), and the chocolaty heaven of the bread pudding was enough to put me in a food coma for another month.
*Fun Fact: When she was 10-13ish, only 1 out of every 5 batches of sugar cookie dough would make it past the butter/sugar stage and end up in the oven instead of Brie’s stomach. #ThisIsWhyI’mFat
P.S. She also set the microwave on fire during the same era while making home-made microwavable popcorn. Pro tip: Alton Brown is WRONG and you cannot put a paper bag with staples into the microwave; things will go badly.
P.P.S Happy ending. Even though to put out the fire she threw a bowl of water onto it and shorted all the circuits, the microwave started working after a week and her mom was non-the-wiser.
P.P.P.S But, I guess not any longer…