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Monday, March 4, 2013

Meatloaf Misunderstanding to Fabulous Freezer Meatloaf

I grew up eating meatloaf a lot and my mom always used oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs so I always thought that it was big chunks of fat in it. 20 years later I’m realizing that it was actually just oatmeal pieces. I guess the meatloaf wasn’t as gross as I imagined in my head... My husband is always asking for meatloaf so I finally decided to jump over my previous fear and try it. Being that I’m working full time, I often don’t have time to make meatloaf after work... so I tried something crazy the other day. I mixed up a meatloaf with BREADCRUMBS! (not oatmeal) and froze it.

Then I just defrosted it in the morning, and threw in in the crockpot with some potatoes. We came home that night to the incredible smell of meatloaf and potatoes. We were able to eat within in 5 minutes of getting home! This was incredible because with working full time the evening is all I have. And thanks to our fabulous freezer meatloaf we had the entire night to visit with our babe or work on house projects.

Now Meatloaf has gone from the blacklist to a new family fave

Do you have a favorite meatloaf recipe? 


  1. I LOVE the meatloaf story:) too funny that you thought the oatmeal was fat!!
    You are a great mom in the making :D
    love, Aunt Annette

  2. Thank you! My mom was laughing at it too.

  3. So funny ....I find myself saying....we're having Oatmeal for dinner when I mean Meatloaf....could just be my age ...55 today!

  4. You definitely did some good Theresa because the meatloaf my brother grew up on was always made with breadcrumbs and ketchup! My mom also used an egg and onion soup mix to flavor it, but I really like the hot sauce idea!!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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