NaPoWriMo Day 5: Concoction

My maddah is one Lahaina titah,
no get her mad cuz
she not going tink twice about giving you
two cracks
befoa she hug you.
Whatevah I know about cooking
I wen learn from her
cuz she no need recipe
she just look in da refrigerator
and pull stuff out
like Rachel Ray
on 30-minute meals.
No matter if da stuff look kinda
no match,
she just make da kine
and in da end,
come out some ono,
I no kid you.

My boy he tell,
"ma, what you cooking?"
I say,
and you know what?
Da buggah, he just say ok
and wait foa dinner, cuz
like I always tell him,
"not like I going feed you poison, eh?"

Concoction Mini Meatloaf
1-2 lbs. ground beef, chicken or turkey
1 cup water (approximately - to moisten meat without drowning it)
1 box of seasoned stuffing mix (any flavor seems to work - and generic is just as good as name brand)
1-2 eggs for binding
about 1/2 - 3/4 cup sauce of your choice (I've used leftover salsa, spaghetti sauce, barbeque sauce, teriyaki sauce)
You can also add veggies like chopped onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, etc. If I don't have anything else, I just use the pre-minced garlic because I always have a big bottle.

Preheat the oven to 400 and foil a 13x9 pan, then make 2 mini loaves (cooks faster). I put half the loaves down, then put in cheese like bleu chesse, shredded mixed cheese, cheddar. Put the rest of the meat on top, seal the edges and if you have extra sauce, put it on top. Bake for 30 minutes or until loaves are cooked through.

The box of stuffing mix makes it ono, so I always look for sales and stock up.


  1. My daughter
    She get some way wid words
    Every time wop my jaw
    When she digs up some memory
    From da times I wen forget already.
    I every time think, "I wonder what she thinking?"
    Never can tell because da girl
    One Kanaka samurai
    She no let us know what she really thinking.
    Only the trails of her ink
    Tells the whole story.
    My daughter
    My blood, my nose, my hair
    Her own self.


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