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Meatloaf Help

wfmwheader_162.jpg No this isn’t a 12 step program for those of you who like Paradise By The Dashboard Light. Although someone should really start one.

Tonight I went to one of those assemble freezer meal places. I had a gift certificate I won over at Big Binder so I got a really good deal! Anyway, one of the things I assembled was meatloaf and while doing so I had what Oprah called “a light bulb moment.”

I like an occasional meatloaf, but I can’t think of many things grosser than sticking my fingers in a pile of raw meat to mush a bunch of ingredients together. I am always freaked out that some raw meat is going to lodge itself under my fingernails infecting me with salmonella (although come to think of it, that might be accompanied with some weight loss and bed rest-maybe salmonella wouldn’t be so bad).

But I digress. My tip for the day is this. Next time you make meatloaf, put all your ingredients in a Ziploc and mush away. In fact, you could even let your kids do some mushing. Then you just dump it in to the loaf pan and use the Ziploc as kind of a glove to form it into a loaf. Less mess, less disease, yummy meatloaf. It is a win-win!

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Comments

  1. next time I mush I’ll use your method!
    http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2007/10/30/wfmw-halloween-fun-tongue-in-cheek/

  2. I love that idea!

    Even more than the idea, though, I love your writing and your sense of humor. I read the first line without reading the title and was quite confused for a moment!

    Thanks for the tip, and for the belly laughs.

  3. Love this idea!! It always grosses me out, too! I am certainly going to try this next time!!

  4. jenuinejen says:

    That is a great tip! Thanks so much for sharing it. I am so with you about not wanting to get my hands messy from raw meat.

  5. Wow! I love it, another way to let the kids do the work….er, help. Just a caution, don’t let them do it too long. If you work the meat too much, it will get tough.

  6. Great tip! I am always interested in ways to have my children help in the kitchen and what child can resist and invitation to “mush” something? :)

  7. SAHMmy Says says:

    Great tip! I’ll use it next time I make meatballs!

  8. adventuremom says:

    Dude, yuck! Use a fork to mush it together. I refuse to touch meat and my hubby used to think that was the only way to make it taste good. Little does he know I don’t touch it and I use chili sauce :)

  9. Great idea! I like to bread my chicken that way too. I’m a germ freak, and I am always looking for good ideas to stay clean. Thanks!

    Martie

  10. Mandy says:

    Oh my gosh I love this tip! This would be fun for my 5 year old too…Thanks for sharing!

  11. Ditto on the contamination obession. This is an awesome idea. I am so totally going to start doing this.

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