In this increasingly divisive political atmosphere, I find it incredibly refreshing whenever there’s a day wherein myself and someone with whom I share conflicting viewpoints can put aside our differences and find a common ground upon which we both stand. Today is one of those days, that person is President Trump, and that common ground is meatloaf. The food; not recording artist Meat Loaf (while I enjoy his music, I have a feeling Trump would disagree with the overarching message behind “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” given his proclivity for grabbing pussies).
From Boston Globe:
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump made him order meatloaf when they dined together at the White House this week.
Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, joined Trump at the White House on Tuesday.
The Republican governor said while guest hosting a New York sports talk radio show Thursday that Trump pointed out the menu and told people to get whatever they want. Then he said he and Christie were going to have the meatloaf.
‘‘This is what it’s like to be with Trump,’’ Christie said. ‘‘He says, ‘There’s the menu, you guys order whatever you want.’ And then he says, ‘Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.’’’
If Trump made me order the meatloaf, you wouldn’t hear me complaining. Meatloaf is the most criminally underrated food in the American cuisine, and if you don’t agree? You’ve clearly never had good meatloaf.
When most people think meatloaf, they think a dry brick of well done, unseasoned ground beef. That’s not meatloaf; it’s a loaf of meat. There’s a distinctive difference, though admittedly maybe not at first glance. Meatloaf, in its proper form, is a masterful blend of meats of varying fat content, vegetables, binding agents, and seasonings, all topped off with a complementary sauce (I prefer a savory tomato-based concoction). It’s the food equivalent of a bean bag chair — pure, unadulterated, soul-uplifting comfort. Give me that meatloaf 10 times out of 10, Donny.
One great thing about being employed at a company like Grandex Media is that I work with many like-minded individuals — none more like-minded in this case than PGP’s very own Dave Ruff, who once appeared on Food Network’s Top 5 Restaurants to give some meatloaf from Austin restaurant 24 Diner a good ol’ taste test.
“That’s great meatloaf.” – David Ruff, The Meatloaf Guy From TV/Chris Christie (I hope).
[via Boston Globe]
Image via Instagram/David Ruff