Groundhog’s Day meatloaves – Happy Rodent Day!

I think my meatball groundhogs are more like meatloaf gophers, but same idea, right? B thought they were more like squirrels even, oops! And another looks more like a rat. Hmm. A rodent is a rodent?

Or not.

Gopher groundhog meatloaf meatball with cheese teeth chocolate radish eyes chocolate ears cranberry nose

I wasn’t sure what to make the cartoon faces out of, so tried a few different things. This one has radish and  and cut chocolate baking chips as eyes, cranberry nose, monterey jack teeth, and baking chip ears. I gave each rodent a lobotomy, it seems, to wedge their new found body parts into.

Meatloaf meat loaf meatball gopher groundhog rat rodent with oyster cracker ears, radish and chocolate eyes, cranberry nose, cheese teeth

I tried oyster crackers for ears on this one and cut the cranberry in half so it’d be flatter on this one. Not that you can tell in the picture, but he’s a little less Rudolph-ish.

Gopher caught in the headlights! Er, I mean, ground hog. I switched to dark colored cranberries cut in half for the eyes and walnuts for ears. This one is a little more squirrel-like.

I’m thinking along the lines of Animaniac’s Skippy when he’s crying, similar to the 1:50 point in this video.

Anyway, more rodents!

I tried going for a more realistic “groundhog walking around on the ground” viewpoint, but uh, yeah, it looks like a rat, hehe. The only thing that’s missing is a licorice tail.

When I started running out of time, I solicited some help. :D This little guy is my sister’s groundhog. Oh, and that’s brown mustard on the eyes to help stick some of the parts together. My little rodent family:

groundhog gopher rat squirrel meatballs meat balls meat loaves meat loaf with radishes, cheese, chocolate, cranberries
Happy Groundhog’s Day, guys!


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