Easter Meatloaf of Lamb, Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen, 2012

A lamb made out of meatloaf and covered in mashed potatoes

As long as I’ve been performing my Big Retro Holiday Slide Shows, funny Easter lambcakes have been part of them. Year after year, I’ve threatened to buy one of those classic two-piece aluminum lambcake molds and bake one myself. This was the year!

So finally, I went online and two days later a baby sheep shape arrived. But when it came time to actually use it, I was feeling a bit more savory than sweet and decided my little lamb should be molded meat. Yes, ground lamb would’ve been more apropos, but I opted for some good ‘ol ground cow. Yum.

After baking both halves of the meatloaf mixture,
I “glued” the back and front of the li’l lamb with mashed potatoes and placed it on a generous mound of more mashed potatoes.

Now the fun part: giving him his coat of curly wool by squirting the rest of the mashed potatoes through a star-tipped pastry bag, finishing the mound with frozen peas and corn and framing him with halo-esque quartered carrot burst! And, oh, his little pea eyes and carrot nose.

After concocting the Cherpumple, Astro-Weenie, Chiristmas Tree, Light up-Jello Tree, Frosty the Cheeseball Man and now Easter Meatloaf of Lamb, I’ve finally figured out: “Don’t just cook your food, craft it too!”

Here’s to Easter Meatloaf of Lamb and YOU!

Charles Phoenix
March 30, 2012

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12 Responses to “Easter Meatloaf of Lamb, Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen, 2012”

  1. Rori says:

    Love you Charles, your ideas are so awesome. Rori from New york!

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  3. Karen R says:

    Love the lamb and I’m glad you didn’t use lamb meat.

  4. Chris Anderson says:

    WOW!! Funny stuff!

  5. artoeat says:

    We need a video of this creation. Wish I still lived in PDX and could see you!

  6. Inky says:

    That is excellent!

  7. John W says:

    Charles, I look forward each week to your slides. This week I am absolutely awestruck! That is one Meatloaf Mountain of Lamb!! Glad you finally broke down and got the moulds to do it with. Enjoy, Good Eatin’ and a Festive Easter to you!! Thank you for making me smile every week!

    John in Mojave

  8. Melanie O says:

    Goodness – I need one of those lamb molds, LOL!

  9. Judy says:

    Too cute, I’ll have to make one, soon. You like to color Easter Eggs? I still do that every year. BTW, my hubby christened the Astro Weenie Tower the Astro Weenie Appa’tower. Been a big hit at several parties…

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