Who said Meatloaf is boring? Surprise your family with some Bloody Rats and nobody will call your meatloaf boring ever again! Don’t forget a side of Bones (parmesan garlic breadsticks)!
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As a food blogger, there is so much more than baking/cooking and sharing it on the blog. As you already know there is photography and social media. But there’s also SEO (search engine optimization). That’s where you want to make sure you have the perfect title on your recipe so people will find you.
Ummmm….what? Bloody Rats and Bones? I’m a bit afraid as to who might find me today. Seriously, who searches for bloody rats and bones? (don’t answer that). I don’t think I want to know.
But forget the SEO on this one. It’s time to make a delicious Halloween dinner. Or April Fool’s day. Or, if you’re Survivor fans like my family, a Wednesday night dinner idea.
This recipe makes 12 rats (or mini meatloaves). Each one is the perfect portion size for my hungry eaters. But, you can also freeze these after baking if you prefer. Or divide the recipe in half. Or invite over a bunch of rat eating friends. Your call.
But whatever you do, don’t forget the bones. The garlic parmesan breadsticks are the perfect complement to this meal. And with a can (or two) or Pillsbury crescent rolls, they whip up in a jiffy!
I would say my family LOVED this dinner. But then, I wouldn’t be honest with all of you. Apparently my son (he is 17yrs old mind you) has an aversion to eating food that resembles dead animals. I mean seriously? It’s not like you’re actually eating a rat. But dry heaves commence and he just can’t take a bite. You may remember him when I talked about the ultimate April Fool’s Day prank.
I really shouldn’t be allowed to have a food blog. That April’s Fools prank is always popular on that date…and the SEO…well, let’s not talk about it. You would be sickened to know some of the search terms that people use to find that blog post. ICK.
Anyways, I promise you this meal is delicious. If you don’t want to make it rats and bones, just make meatloaf and bread sticks. Keep the peas (eyes) and the green onion (tails) off the meatloaves. For the “bones” just roll your crescents like normal, and brush them with the garlic parmesan when they are done cooking.
DELICIOUS meal people. ENJOY the little varmint.
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2 lb ground beef 1 tsp kosher salt 1 Tbsp minced onion 1 tsp garlic powder 1 cup quick cook oatmeal 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 3/4 cup milk 2 large eggs 1 cup ketchup 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 2 tsp yellow mustard garnish: 24 sweet peas (or green olives for eyes), 12 thin slices of green onion (tails)
For the breadstick "bones":
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