Since my earliest youth I have had an inherent desire to be an accomplished dancer. Not just any type of dancer, but a ballerina that leaps high into the air and pirouettes gracefully on the ball of my foot with little effort. However, the feet delivered me by the hand of Fate preclude my attainment of such lofty ambitions.

You see, it’s a well known fact that I was born with two perfectly left feet. Fortunately, my mother recognized this immediately and spared me the humiliation that years of ballet lessons would have undoubtedly instilled upon my delicate and ingenuous psyche.

Never one to concede defeat in timidity and despair, something akin to hubris continues to propel me toward my childhood dream. Quite possibly, it is my own progeny and their innate expressions of free-spirited frolicking that provokes this want to lay aside all inhibitions and aversions of embarrassment and once again let my soul thrill to the rapture of unencumbered dance.

Which is precisely why I now have a broken toe.

The end.

P.S. Which looks like raw hamburger.

P.P.S. Speaking of raw hamburger, here’s my meatloaf recipe – it’s awesome:

Karen’s “Cracker Barrel” Meatloaf {Knock-Off} Recipe
This will make two 2-1/2 lb loaves – in other words, it’s a lotta meatloaf! (makes 21 5oz servings)

~5 lbs ground beef
~2 cups chopped onion
~1 cup diced green bell pepper
~5 eggs
~2-1/2 T salt
~3/4 T pepper
~3 cups (24 oz) diced canned tomates
~1 1/8 cups grated biscuit crumbs

Place all ingredients in a large bowl (who am I kidding – I use a roasting pan) and mix by hand completely. Place in a couple of large loaf pans and bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and invert loaf over wire rack to drain grease and juice – spread 3/4 cup catsup (or ketchup if you’re from Texas) over loaf and bake for another 10 minutes.

Enjoy…and you will, because this is the best meatloaf recipe I’ve ever had. Even my husband (who has an intense dislike for all things meatloaf) loves it.


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3 Comments on Dinner AND a Show

  1. Andrea
    June 17, 2008 at 12:04 pm (15 years ago)

    That just sounds painful! Although your recipe sounds yummy! Just might have to give it a try. 🙂

  2. Dorothy
    June 17, 2008 at 2:26 pm (15 years ago)

    Ouch! Sure hope your toe is better soon.

    And the meatloaf sounds delicious!

  3. Lora Lynn
    June 17, 2008 at 3:45 pm (15 years ago)

    I think I broke mine yesterday, too. Only I wasn’t dancing. Wish I had been.

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