Thursday, February 23, 2017

Howdy Partner Meat Loaf

This tasty gooey stuffed meat loaf might never have been served at this mid-fifties drive-in in Boise. However slave presents it in honor and remembrance of the family who built the business and had their world turned upside down by power seeking bigots.

Enjoy this drive in fare of cream cheese & tomato stuffed meat loaf and make the effort to learn about this bit of LGBT history so we don't have to endure it again.

1 lbs ground Beef
¾ cup oats – uncooked
½ cup yellow onion chopped fine
1 Tbs Brown sugar
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp liquid smoke (optional)
1 Tbs mustard
1 Tbs minced garlic
1 tsp salt + ½ tsp pepper
¼ cup BBQ sauce

8oz. Low fat cream cheese at room temperture
2 slices American cheese torn into small bits
½ cup diced tomatoes drained

1 can potatoes diced

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

Chop the onion and garlic.
Mix the ground beef with oats, onions, brown sugar and garlic, then add
Worcestershire sauce, mustard, liquid smoke (careful with this a little goes a long way) carefully stir in the BBQ sauce until well mixed. Let sit for 5 full minutes!

Mix together the stuffing: Stir the tomatoes into the cream cheese and add the torn bits of American cheese until well blended.

Spread out some waxed paper. Spoon out the meat loaf mixture as follows:
Slightly less than half on one side. Then slightly less than half on the other:
Shape the meat to have raised edges.

Spoon in half of the cheese mix into one side, then repeat on the other.

Carefully lift one side on top of the other. Now seal the top and bottom together. Use the left over mix to fill in any gaps and to seal all the way around.

Line a baking pan with foil and spray a cooking rack to fit inside.
Carefully lift the meatloaf onto the rack and spray the outside with cooking spray. Bake for 30 minutes.

Lift the baking rack with meatloaf out of pan. Drain the pan of grease.
Open the can of diced potatoes and spread across the bottom of pan and sit the meatloaf rack back on top.

Return to the oven for another 45 minutes. During this time the meat will drip onto the potatoes giving them a wonderful taste.

Carefully lift the meatloaf off the rack to the platter. Don't worry if it gets a bit messy. The taste is fantastic. Serve with a simple green side dish.

At that time in 1955: “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" was the number one song on the radio.

 Al Travelstead just had that touch. Everything seemed to turn to gold. First a dance studio then a simple drive-in where he would put on roof top shows. Al had even been a branch president of the local LDS Church.
Then the world fell apart. A police officer friend came to him and said “You better get out of town, we've got a warrant for you.”
This wasn't just any charge this was a morals charge for "infamous crimes against nature"! 

The whole state capitol was in the throes of a massive witch hunt. Lives were being ruined, suicides, families torn apart. 

November of 1955 was Hell in Boise! Al disappeared and escaped to Mexico. As soon as he could he sent word to his wife to sell the property for what she could get and bring the kids. He was never again able to be successful – he had lost his “touch”.

Howdy Pardner Drive-In Cafe would never be the same. Nor would the majority of the 43,000 residents of that western state capital. 

Media spread the Horror around the country & the world. Not because it was strange, but to use it for a renewed hysteria against all LGBT's!
Serving my Master Indy

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes 


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