In part two of our Field Roast love-fest, I wanted to bring back an old favorite. After all, that really is what comfort food is all about right? Nostalgic properties, hearty taste, and a love affair with your plate. With this in mind, imagine the excitement I had when at my local Earth Fare (essentially a Whole Foods equivalent) I found a Field Roast Meatloaf. This is a new product, but we fearlessly put our faith in Field Roast and concocted a typical comfort meal of champions: meatloaf, green beans, and mashed potatoes and gravy. Being a condiment person myself, I enjoyed a little ketsup mixed with some Cholula Hot Sauce (a current obsession).
Friday, October 2, 2009
Comfort Road: Field Roast Love Part Two
I want to make sure no one thinks that all we consume is Field Roast. Left to my own devices and with unlimited finances, sure I'd be known to eat some sausage and peppers, meatloaf, and other items on a consistent basis, but we also enjoy some good old fashioned veggies. However, since this is comfort food at its finest, we'll worry about that later.
We decided that we couldn't really do much better for comfort food than to use this meatloaf, some green beans (plentiful even this time of year) and good old fashioned mashed potatoes and gravy. The result was a picture perfect resemblance of home, completed by the presence of duck-pond potatoes.
This turned out to be a fantastic Friday night dinner. You can go through all the work of making an excellent Lentil Loaf if you want to, with home-made gravy and everything... or you can do the Friday night comfort food and use Field Roast and Road's End Gravy Packets. Either way, you'll end up with a delicious vegan feast fit for even the most difficult omnivores and the most finicky vegans. At roughly nine bucks, the meatloaf isn't cheap, but it fed two of us (three if you figure that I eat enough for two people) with enough left over for sandwiches the next day. The entire meal cost us about $15, not counting the ketsup and hot sauce and we very happy with the results. We highly recommend giving this meal at least one chance.