05 August 2009

Great New Kitchen Helpers

The weekend I got two great new kitchen helpers.
The first is a Wilton loaf pan that has a meatloaf insert so that while cooking the meatloaf all the grease goes down to the pan underneath instead of sitting there soaking your meat. The two pans are a really good weight and quality. I had been wanting a deeper loaf pan and while looking at Target Saturday found this one. Well I can tell you, it is awesome and it works. I have been fixing meatloaf various ways for many, many years and my hubby and I both agree...the one I cooked Sunday in my new pan was the BEST one yet.

The second is a Kitchen Aid processor...in red (favorite color), a great surprise from my Mom. I hadn't told her I wanted on but yes it was on my with list. I LOVE it!! I have already been planning all the wonderful things I can make with it. I used it Sunday night to help in the meatloaf prep and last night while making salsa and it does a fantastic job.

I make all kinds of different meatloaf depending on what I have on hand and what I feel like that particular day. Here's what I did this time. Simple but really delicious.

1 pound ground beef
12 Ritz crackers
1 Egg
1 small onion
1 whole cayenne pepper
1 or two sprigs of fresh oregano
3-4 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce

I used the Kitchen Aid to make the cracker crumbs, dice the onion, pepper and oregano and then added all ingredients in a bowl and mixed by hand. Bake at 350 for about an hour.


  1. Hello!

    This recipe looks like a winner and I am going to add it to my "To do" list. Thank you for visiting my site. You are right... we do seem to have a lot of the same interests...

    I will add your blog to my favorites so that I can keep up with all your posts.

    Take care...


  2. Thanks for visiting Wendy. I too will be adding you on my favorites. I have really enjoyed reading your posts. Todays was especially right up my alley and I plan to post here later about the questions you have brought up and how they've made me really think about things.
    This is one of the best parts of blogging...getting to know other like minded people.

    Take care...Lori