This weekend was Austin City Limits otherwise known as ACL. I am first timer and a lover of all music, I could not have been more pumped to go and fall in even more love with my new city. So here is the break down… 3 days of non-stop music, a sea of people and some blazing hot sun. I learned quickly from the first day… do’s and some don’t.
- Do wear tennis shoes. My legs were on fire from the first night. Not sure if it was all the dancing, but flip flops are a no go.
- Do wear sunblock. Yes I am the dumb ass who forgot to wear sunblock the first day. I have some sexy farmer’s market tan lines. I will so fit in this weekend 🙂 Ha! Ha!
- Don’t wait until the last to go see a band and expect a good seat. You must stake out your location. Especially when you are a shrimp like me.
- Don’t expect to communicate on your cell phone. About a million other people are trying to do the same thing in a 1 block radius. Can you hear me now?
- Do stop at Chuy’s for Nachos and Margaritas. No explanation needed!!
- Don’t only watch music. The people watching was almost as outstanding as the music.
Manu Chao out of all bands was on the top of my list. I fell in love with his carefree beats while living in Mexico. The music and the crowd delivered a healthy dose of happiness. Not sure if it was the music, the people dancing or that it was sprinkling rain, but is was fantastic!
ACL also meant a house full of coming and going and not much time to think about cooking. So having the fridge stocked was a must. Meatloaf was the perfect meal to have on hand. Hearty meal for those on the go or the dance.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup happy hemp
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 cup bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly grease a 5×9 inch loaf pan.
- In a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf.
- Place on top ketchup and brown sugar
- Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until juices are clear.