Cafe Conversations | Feel Good Fridays……Do I Dare Add “Fillers” to My Meatloaf

Meatloaf!  It’s what’s for dinner tonight.


No!     Not.. that .. Meatloaf.   

                        This Meatloaf Silly!                     


       It is definitely a day for Meatloaf.  Yeah, good old comfort food man!  Snow, Cold, Crummy and I am not leaving the house! Oh, crap! I  have a hair appt.  Well, I will  survive.  And,    Won’t I look especially well coiffed while assembling my meatloaf!
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         What!   The morning news is reporting…. Taco Bell is being sued for not using enough meat in their meat tacos and burritos.  Say it isn’t so?     The Montgomery Alabama law firm  Beasley Allen,  claims the beef mixture that Taco Bell uses is a concoction containing unlisted additional fillers.  Such as oat, wheat and soy products.  The suit also claims that the bulk of the meat product is filler with only 35% meat.  Shocking  News!?

Taco Bell Nachos

        Ya, know, I’m thinking,  what do we really expect for 89 cents?  And, this company employs  the local young folk.  ie:  local teens.   If you like Taco Bell, you probably do not have a problem with the meat issue.  If you want tenderloin for your 89 cents, you live in an alternate reality.  When it is   2 am  and you need food after drinks with friends, it is darn tasty.

        So, now back to my Meatloaf?  Well hell!  Now I am really worried.  I use oatmeal or bread in my extra tasty Meatloaf recipe as well as my Spicy Meatballs.  What am I to do?   I have always added filler to my meatloaf.  You too, right?      Even according to Mario Batali, one  must have almost equal amounts of bread (or something) to meat.  I am not of that opinion!   So Mario prefers 50/50 mixture.  So, just maybe, Mario needs to hideout as well until this all blows over!  They may be after him next!

           I’m risking it!    I am forging ahead with home made bread crumbs.  Damn the Lawyers!   Full steam ahead mateys!!    Here’s the plan!  

        Turn off the lights…draw the curtains….be very, very quiet and wear my ” no one will recognize me disguise.”   No one will ever know.


My Disguise via ro500


                WHAT WAS THAT?   Did you hear it?       Shhhhh!………I think the “Filler Police Are Here!”
***Photos courtesy Good Housekeeping 


6 thoughts on “Cafe Conversations | Feel Good Fridays……Do I Dare Add “Fillers” to My Meatloaf

  1. Tarot Reading says:

    Meatloaf sounds yummy. It really is a comfort food. In a world where you can get just about any other dish prepared for you, much of it to take home, meatloaf is sadly lacking. I live in a very cosmopolitan city (Toronto, Canada) with foods from all over the world availble. But while I admit that I don’t know every restaurant in the city, I do only know of one that offers meatloaf. And as I understand it, that restaurant is popular with a lot of the celebrities that come here, (lots of filming done here in “Hollywood North”), because it offers good, old fashioned, comfort food like meatloaf.

    Thanks for some stimulating reading. :)

    – Tarot

    • Not sure about the stimulating part. This was my response to the Taco Bell Meat Lawsuit. Silliness is rampant when legal issues abound. How is the new blog coming? Is it top secret? I await the new blog.
      Thanks Tarot

  2. I do not have a written one per say. It is in my head for many years. I did discover a new version recently, so maybe I will post that one. It sure looks yummy.

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