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The River Food Pantry is the recipient of 2021 Resistance Community Awareness Grant, so you will be hearing more about all the good work that they do in our community in the coming months. To welcome The River to The Resistance family, I paid a visit to the pantry, made a donation, learned a little more about what’s happening there, and grabbed a few things to turn into a dish to serve for “Feed The Resistance.” I also invited The River’s Communications Manager, Becca Carpenter to join us for Feed The Resistance this week.
Becca told us about one of the many great programs offered by The River – “FAM” or “Family At-Home Meals.” FAM Meals are healthy, ready-to-eat meals for families to share in the safety of their homes. One of the FAM choices at The River this week is meatloaf and potatoes, so I decided to cook up a fun take on meatloaf…”Meatloaf Cupcakes!”
The concept is simple – just your regular meatloaf recipe, dropped into cupcake tins, with a little BBQ sauce on top, baked in the oven and then “frosted” with mashed potatoes, and finished off with some sprinkles…chives in this case – not the candy sprinkles you put on a regular cupcake.
As you can see from the picture, I’m not too handy with the pastry bag – the picture I found on the internet was much prettier, but even my non-artistic version will get the kids to eat their meatloaf (or at least try it).
Dee paired the “cupcakes” with a Milk Stout from Lake Louie Brewing! I’m betting the beer would taste great with chocolate cupcakes too! Maybe for dessert.