Oh! What a crazy week it was! The Kid's first day of school was interrupted by a 5.9 earthquake leaving me shaking in my boots and Kid declaring it the "best first day of school ever!." Just a short 5 days later, Hurricane Irene decided to visit us for a sleepless night when I watched the big trees in my backyard as any overprotective mother would. So, what did I do during this nerve-wracking week? I cooked. I revisited some of my favorite Jamie recipes and made Chicken Tikka Masala (pg. 82)and Pot-Roast meatloaf. The easy indian dish wasn't a huge favorite the first time I made it but I have learned a thing or two since then and I love how hearty and easy it is to make during the week. Once I knew the hurricane was definitely headed our way, I knew I needed some good comfort food for the weekend. The first thing I thought of was pot-roast meatloaf. This is one of my all time favorites from my food revolution adventure, I even taught it during my first cooking class in January. It was the perfect dish for the rainy Saturday leading up to Irene.
In the middle of all of this, a lot was going on in my food revolution. Not only did my article post but I got a tweet from Jamie ("Lovin what my girl Amy is doing! jx") AND was declared a Food Revolution Hero on his website. I cannot even tell you how excited I was! I feel like I was finally able to thank him and as a bonus I got a huge thumbs up as well. I owe a huge thank you to Janey at jamieoliver.com for all of her help and encouragement.