A Meat Loaf Train
Last night I was looking through 100 Ways to Be Original in All Your Cooking (not dated, 47 pages). This was a booklet promoting the use of Worcestershire Sauce, probably published sometime in the early 1960s.
A lot of things cross my mind while I'm cataloging these old cookbooks.
My thoughts range from from "I wish I were eating that right now" to "why do people keep their things in smelly old basements and leaky storage sheds?"
I rarely poke fun at the contents of the cookbooks although many things about some of them are humorous. James Lileks does an excellent job in this area already. I tend to just look at it like these books are part of our culinary history, and they are what they are, warts and all.
There are exceptions, however, and the recipe for a Meat Loaf Train is one of them.
A Meat Loaf Train? My immediate reaction was "They're kidding, right?" In case there's any doubt, those are mashed potatoes underneath the train.