Ah, Christmas. You know, nothing says Christmas to me like shaping a loaf into a slightly phallic, yet festive, shape. Keeping this in mind, I decided to make a Christmas Tree Meatloaf. Originally, I was going to color the mashed potatoes green, but everyone in my house vetoed that. They said plain mashed potatoes would suggest snow. (I think they’re messing with me.)
Great thing about this: you don’t need a recipe! You just need some meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and a little bit of butter. In fact, I’ll just show you how I put it together. You don’t even need words, which is great, especially if you’re making this for dinner while drinking spiked egg nog.
From my heart to yours, may your holiday season be like a good meatloaf: slightly kitschy, a little bit awkward, and deeply comforting.
Here, then, the PROCESS: