February 2012


18:00 CET: Makin’ Meatloaf

Oven Light

Looking into my kitchen!

When I woke up this morning I had no idea what I would be doing at 18:00 this afternoon.

My original plan post-work plan was to go shopping and pick up some goods for my upcoming trip, then hit up a grocery store, and then make my way home. But this plan was cut short due to issues in the apartment – and I really hope that my need to be home for things to be repaired is over – I’ve had to be home four times in the last week.

The previous three times were for a stupid, yet expensive, technical issue with one of my belongings.

Today was for something more important: my heating. I have five radiators in my apartment, and three of them worked, the one in my kitchen and the one in my bathroom, not. I thought that my problem was “air in the radiator”, and so, I borrowed a Heizungsentluftungschlüßel yesterday, and when I went to let the air out, I discovered that the radiators were completely full of water.

The end result was an appointment to get the radiators fixed – and because the heating expert’s weekend began promptly at 2:00, I had to be home by 1:30 in order for it to be fixed.

So I left work early, got home at 1:30, and then, 8 minutes later, the heat was flowing in the bathroom and kitchen. It wasn’t air in the radiator, but something behind the control knob, I asked what it was called, but I seem to recall it was something called ventilator-uh, but I don’t know any more.

This early work departure put me far from where I wanted to go shopping and in my Keiz, so I decided to go to the gym (for fun), where I did cardio. After that I headed to my neighborhood Turkish Supermarket, where I picked up a pound a half of seasoned ground beef in order to make meatloaf tonight.

Meatloaf about to be mixed...

I really like the flavoring and the recipe is a bastardized version of the Easy Meatloaf – first in that I buy seasoned ground beef, and also add a scorching hot pepper and a lot of fresh garlic.

Meatloaf in the pan!

I’d show you the after picture, but I’m posting this while the meatloaf is still in the oven.

3 comments to 18:00 CET: Makin’ Meatloaf

  • Mateo

    Mmmm… meatloaf! Looks like it might turn out pretty well!

  • MT

    We had “fundraiser fish.” Baseball team needs cash to go to South Carolina. Ended up being McLean Co. trout, baked potatoes, a couple hush puppies, and peach cobbler. At least I didn’t have to cook.

  • Mateo – it did!

    MT – “Fundraiser Fish” — what about “Increasing Taxes To Eliminate Constant Fundraisers”? How was it, regardless? Hush puppies sound good 🙂