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Making Meat Loaves Ahead

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Whether you’re cooking for one or two…. or a family… everyone can enjoy comfort meals and do it on week nights when time is short.

You can easily make my meat loaf recipe. If you’re making it for one person or two… just divide the meat loaf mixture into four mini loaves and make one and wrap the other three tightly in heavy-duty foil. I also like to put the foil covered loaves in a freezer bag…. I find the meat loaf mixture freezes better and any onion and garlic smell from the loaves won’t invade your freezer. They can be frozen up to 2 months.

And for you busy parents trying to find the time to prepare meals for a family…. I would double the recipe and freeze one loaf…. this way you have a meal done ahead…. and no extra work.

Defrost the meat loaves in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

For those baking mini loaves… bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center reads 160 degrees F. Let meat loaf stand at least 5 minutes before cutting.


The American Homemaker March 9, 2009 at 9:19 PM  

I love making food ahead of time. It's a little extra work, but sooo nice to have it there when you need it.

Linda March 10, 2009 at 8:08 AM  

We are definitely on the same wavelength


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