Today I decided I had enough; I wanted a complete meal. My husband is a great cook, but he doesn’t like to make the potatoes and vegetables to go along with whatever meat he is cooking. He had 1 1/2 pounds of unthawed hamburger, so I decided I was hungry for some meatloaf. The trick for me as I recover from thumb surgery is to get something to not move while making the meatloaf.
First, I went and took a wash cloth and got it wet, and then rubbed it back and forth on the bar of soap. I then added a little more hot water to the cloth so I could squeeze the wash cloth around to spread the soap throughout the cloth. Then I laid it over the edge of the bathroom sink and rubbed my arm and hand all over the wash cloth washing my arm and hand. I then turned on the hot and cold water faucets till I got the right temperature, and rinsed my arm and hand. After rubbing my arm and hand on a towel to dry it, it was time to start cooking.
I started to pull down my large Tupperware bowl but, my husband had the large Pyrex 2.5 quart glass bowl inside of it. Only able to use one hand I took them both down. I decided to use my Pyrex bowl because it was heavier.
I cut off the end of the plastic vacuumed sealed bag and took the bottom of the bag and shook the hamburger out of it. Next I needed Ketchup but, I could not get the new bottle opened so I could take off the seal. So off I went in the direction of the sound of the running tractor. After shouting and waving the bottle of Ketchup around, my husband looked up. I waved the bottle of Ketchup and pointed to it with my cast. He gave me the OK sign.
So I walked back to the house, by the time I got there my long legged husband was just a minute behind me. he opened the bottle and took off the seal. I took the bottle and dumped about 1/2 cup of Ketchup into the bowl. Next I had to crack to 2 eggs. I always would see how they crack them on television but have never got the knack of it.
I have to say I did not get any egg shells in my meatloaf. Next I took a box of the Store Brand Stove Top Stuffing with turkey flavor and dumped that in my large Tupperware bowl adding to cereal bowls 3/4’s full of hot water and mixing by hand until all the water was absorbed into the bread crumbs.
I then added the dressing to the meat, eggs and Ketchup and began mixing with my hand. Squeezing the hamburger, Ketchup, eggs, and dressing together. I took my hand and would turn over the mixture many times and kept mixing and squeezing with my hand. My Pyrex owl never moved an inch.
I then got out 2 bread load pans and scooped out the mixture into the bread loaf pans. I set the oven at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Needless to say, my house smells great right now. I have just enough time to finish this review.
- 1 1/2 pounds hamburger
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup Ketchup (more if you desire)
- 1 box (6 ounces) any brand of stove top stuffing
- 2 cereal bowl’s ( about 3/4’s full hot water)
Mix all ingredients together until well mixed. pour into 2 bread pans. set oven at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Makes 2 meatloaves.
The stove top dressing gives the meatloaf a nice flavor.
I also use my 2.5 quart Pyrex Mixing Bowl for chips at parties, for large jello’s on Holidays. We use it to make out Strawberry freezer jam. I have also used it for a punch bowl.
I highly recommend the Pyrex 2.5 quart mixing bowl, it is durable and has longevity, is reasonably priced for $6.50 and very versatile. There are many ways it can be used. I give it 5 stars.