So, to get started I sauteed green, red, and yellow peppers and onions in butter and a little salt and pepper. As that was sauteing, I took the bacon and created a weave as it were. I attempted to slide this off wax paper and onto the meatloaf, but that trick really didn't work.
For the Meatloaf:
|Veggies on their way to being ready.|
For the homemade mashed potatoes:
and your really going to have to bear with me on the "little bit of this" and "little bit of that" measurements. I say roughly two whole potatoes for adults, and I wanted left overs so I boiled 6 large potatoes for about 30 minutes. You want the fork to go right into the potatoes to make sure it's done. Then (and this is KEY) for good mashed potatoes, you really need a good hand masher, and you crush them after adding some milk and butter and salt and pepper. This can be really good therapy, folks ;) I prefer mine with no lumps, so I continue to crush and mix them till they are smooth. I also added cheddar cheese and sour cream. I did turn the heat on for a bit to allow the cheese to melt.
|Bacon weave, so pretty.|