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!
For more Works For Me Wednesday ideas head over to Rocks In My Dryer.