Miners & Heading into Day 5

9 03 2011

I have been swamped at the mining convention and eating pretty on target considering the amount of beer and chocolate floating around this year. The mining industry is predominantly male based and as a whole reminds me of an industry that is stuck in the JR Ewing-Dallas-esque oil boom era.
Gold is at an all time high and expected to go to $5000 per ounce. Boom times for the mining sector so there is a lot of free single malt and sides of roast beef floating around.
We went to hospitality rooms at the Royal York last night and caught Tom Cochrane playing a free concert.
me and Tom on the big screen

They also have the crazy retrieval tube that was used in the Chilean mine diaster. It gives me chills to think about people actually fitting into the capsule and being pulled through a hole in the earth. I would need some serious drugs !

Food-wise I made a bacon turkey meatloaf stuffed with spinach and feta. I ate a couple of bacon wrapped scallops at the events last night so I made the meatloaf and plan to have it tonight.

Bacon Turkey Stuffed Meatloaf

Recipe by me !

1 lb ground turkey
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
1 tbsp of garlic powder
1 tbsp of lemon zest

8 strips of bacon (1/2 lb)
1 cup of fresh spinach
4 ounces of feta

Preheat oven to 350 and prep loaf pan with non-stick spray. Lay bacon horizontally in pan so it goes up one side, across bottom, and up the other side. Cover the bottom of the loaf pan.

In bowl mix ground turkey and spices and divide meat into two. Spread meat on top of the bacon, evenly distributing the meat. On top of the meat lay raw spinach and sliced feta. Pile the rest of the raw turkey on top of that and top with a sprig of rosemary.

Pop into oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes so when you cut into the meatloaf it doesn’t fall apart. I got 9 slices of 3 ounces each.
It slices up nicely and looks quite pretty. I served it with some mashed cauliflower on the side.

Nuts on this meatloaf is pretty darn good as well. 9 slices per meatloaf, with each slice weighing in around 3 ounces.
Calories 147, Fat 9g, Carb 1.5g, Protein 12.8g




One response

10 03 2011

This looks delicious!! Gonna make it when I come back from crazy town.

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