Thursday, November 19, 2009

Meat and Veggie Loaf

Today went well. I remembered to take the ground meat out of the freezer last night, I had all the ingredients on hand, and there was not a cloud in the sky. The meatloaf was in the Sun Oven by 10:00 a.m. I took it out around 1:00 p.m. I'm pretty sure it was done earlier; I got distracted. That's one of the good things about solar cooking, your food won't dry out so cooking times are not so important.

I used my basic meatloaf recipe and added some shredded carrots and zucchini to make it a little lighter. My favorite part is the aluminum foil loaf lifter. A trick I found somewhere online. Take a piece of tin foil, fold it in half, and put it on the bottom of the roasting pan with the ends hanging over the sides. When the meatloaf is ready just lift it out of the pan. Whoever thought this up is a culinary genius.



  1. America's Test Kitchen just aired an episode where they used parchment paper the same way you used your foil. They called it a "sling". LOL

    The ads are new, I assume? :(

  2. Sling is a good way to describe it. It's a great trick.

    I moved the ads from the bottom of the page where no one ever noticed them. I'm trying out different things. Actually it's Martin that plays around with different formats as far as where the ads go. I think he might have gotten a little over zealous. Thanks for your feedback.