makin’ (veggie) meatloaf but gravy distressed
I’m making up a really delicious vegetarian meatloaf made with lentils — one for me and one for my neighbours. I had Shabbat dinner with them last night and discovered that their stove had essentially gone beyond haywire — in fact, the wires were completely fried and took out the electricity in their kitchen with them. We had a nice cold ingredients meal and this morning I heated up the milk for the twins for them. I thought it would be nice to bring them a hot meal this evening.
My quandary is coming up with a tasty vegetarian-friendly gravy. In the past I’ve tried at least half a dozen recipes that I’ve found online but all of them were seriously lacking in being, well, gravy-like in taste and texture. Anybody got a nice tried and true version? I can always go the ‘serve with ketchup’ route but I’d like to have a good gravy recipe on hand for when I make mashed potatoes and so forth. And, I’m craving a good gravy!