Mini BBQ Cheddar Meatloaves, poor wedding song choices, house hunting, and Literal Videos

For those of you who know C, you know that he loves singing.  He especially loves singing around me.  Why?  Well, he’s not that great of a singer, so it’s not because I love his voice (sorry hun).  He knows that it annoys me and makes me laugh given that he is utterly random in what he sings.  Other times, it has to do with what is going on in a given situation.  His motto is also “you are what you eat” so every time he makes meatloaf, he proceeds to sing…Meat Loaf.  We also determined one time that Meat Loaf doesn’t necessary sing the most positive songs.  We were talking about possible first dance songs this morning and one website suggested “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” – which is about a guy who wants to kill himself after being trapped into a marriage.  Great.  Almost as good as the time that someone told me about how they heard on the radio that someone wanted “Lips of an Angel” as their wedding song and were very upset when the DJ told them that it was about cheating.  Because, obviously, you want your first dance as a married couple to be about either killing yourself or cheating.  We don’t have any real frontrunners right yet, and obviously, we want to leave that as a surprise for our guests 🙂

Other wedding news – we have transportation to and from the wedding that day and I chose my bridesmaid shoes.  The important things, you know 😉

House hunting – we went went around again yesterday with our realtor and looked at three more houses.  One, we loved with some minor flaws that in talking with one another and our realtor, can be taken care of.  It comes with an epic great room that we could use as a living room/music room (C has guitars, I have a baby grand piano that I’m getting from my parents) and be able to still have C’s disco dance Halloween party in.  As our realtor said, we could have our reception there or rent it out.  It really is that big.  The other two yesterday just didn’t leave us with that vibe of feeling at home, including one that was a short sale and was in pretty bad shape.  It was sad to see how quickly someone’s life can turn for the worse.  We’ll be going around again in a couple of weeks and hopefully more will come out in that time.

Foodwise – these mini bbq cheddar meatloaves from Iowa Girl Eats are to DIE FOR.  They were the perfect portion size for a person and the roasted broccoli Kristin pairs it with were also good.  I love roasted veggies.  They give an entirely new flavor to the vegetable and they make some vegetables appetizing – like brussel sprouts (seriously – make roasted brussel sprouts sometime.  It will turn your way of thinking about them around entirely).  There is nothing that C and I like more than carmelized onions and his apartment smelled wonderful they were done.  I combined half a pound of ground beef with half a pound of moose meat that C’s father killed back in October.  This was the first time I have every had moose and it definitely gave a bit of gameiness to it that I kind of was expecting given the fact that half of the meat was moose.  The BBQ sauce gave it a great flavor and made a really good glaze.  And who really doesn’t like ooey-gooey melty cheese?  I think that that addition just MADE this meal.  I can’t wait to have leftovers for my lunch tomorrow at work.

I was planning on making a chicken chili with quinoa for my lunches for this week before I realized that I was going to be gone from Wednesday to Saturday visiting my parents in Texas.  They moved there in August for a couple of years for my dad’s job.  When he is done, they’ll move back East.  If my dad had his way, they would move to Maine (he went to college here and loved it).

On an ending note, for your entertainment, given the fact that I talked about meatloaf and Meat Loaf, I leave you with the literal music video of “I Would Do Anything For Love”.  I should warn you, don’t be drinking anything or eating anything while watching this.  It’s funny (on another note, make sure you watch the literal music video of “Total Eclipse of the Heart”).


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