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- Meat: American speak.
- Loaf: Old American speak derived from "hlaf" meaning any food that is solid and exhibits truthiness.
History of Meatloaf
And on the Eighth Day, God gave us loaf
Shortly after the Industrial Revolution, God created America. To spare Americans from the tasteless but decadent culinary fare of Old Europe, God encouraged early Americans to try ground meat in their dishes.Inspired by God, a group of early-American inventors, George Washington, Henry Ford, and Optimus Prime, constructed a machine that made it possible for ground meat be manufactured and sold to the public at a very low cost. Their meat grinder invention functioned to force meat against and through small holes as it is cut. All of the unAmerican meat slury portion would be separated out during this process, and all that would remain would be heatlhy and purely American ground meat. Now we're in flavor country!
The Rise of Meatloaf, and the Demise of the Buffalo
At first, many Americans were slow to purchase raw ground meat products and generally regarded them with suspicion as a Communist conspiracy to fatten Americans. Companies selling meat grinders to home consumers endeavored to change this view by provided recipe books to promote their products.
An early recipe for Kentucky-style Meatloaf, by Colonel Sanders, instructs the cook to press ground buffalo meat into the shape of a chicken leg and season it with "11 herbs and spices." Eventually, Colonel Sanders left the meatloaf business to focus on colonel-ing. Nevertheless, the popularity of meatloaf grew as the American public began incorporating ground buffalo meat into as many meals as possible.The decline in America's buffalo population has been directly linked to the rise in popularity of meatloaf. At the turn of the century, there were as few as one Buffalo in America. Unfortunately, misguided environmentalists and Ted Turner have foolishly allowed the devilish creature to once again propagate in our Great Land. Thus, Buffalo are not extinct, but at least they are still around to provide the basis for a good meatloaf.
Meatloaf in Contemporary America
Today, three out of four Americans say they will not go to sleep without at least digesting one meatloaf-related dish during the day. Meatloaf is so American and truthy that it is digested by the crazies at Guantanamo, which may or may not exist, to cure them of their ailments.
Meatloaf is not responsible for causing any ailments. Only eating insufficient amounts of meatloaf leads one to become ill. For example, the "popular singer" Meatloaf gained his nickname because he hated to eat meatloaf. Because he ate meatloaf too infrequently, the singer balooned to over 300 pounds in weight and developed a love for gay ballads.
Recipe for Papa Bear's No Spin Loaf
- 1 pound of meat, preferably buffalo or bear flesh.
- 1 pound of freedom fries
- 1 tablespoon of a liberal's blood
- 1 large egg
- 1 generous heaping of truthiness
- 1 bottle Ketchup (not Heinz!)
- In a large bowl, mix meat, freedom fries, blood, ketchup, egg, and truthiness.
- In a 13x9-inch baking pan, shape meat mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf. Bake at 375° for 1 hour. Using 2 spatulas, carefully move meat loaf to a serving plate and slice. Serves
6 to 81 to 2 God loving Americans.
Tip from Papa Bear
- Some Americans are content dining on meatloaf only once a week. Some people even go weeks at a time without having meatloaf. In truthiness, you are not a Real American if you don't eat meatloaf at least five times per week.
- ↑ Don't ask me how they got one Buffalo to propagate; it probably had something to do with stem cells.