We live in an old house without air conditioning and that means when the temperature goes above 80 degrees -- the oven goes on hiatus and we eat salad, cereal, or use the grill. Last week was beastly, as in 'I want to move into my refrigerator and shut the door' beastly hot, so when I picked up my CSA box and spied the frozen meatloaf last week, I tucked it in the freezer in hopes of cooler days ahead. So, when Monday rolled around and the temperatures and humidity were at a far more civilized level, I know what was for dinner. Meatloaf.
As it turns out, frozen meatloaf was just what I needed yesterday -- it was a Monday that really, really lived up to its name. Thankfully, I had the forethought to pull the meatloaf out of the freezer in the morning because by the time I wrapped up my work day, it was 6:30PM and I was hungry, tired, and wasn't in the mood to cook. And that's where a South Shore Meats meatloaf comes in handy -- defrost it, slather it with ketchup, place in an 350 degree oven, and cook for 45 -- 60 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
It was an all-around win -- it was cool outside, the oven was back on, and we had a seriously good meatloaf, made the good folks at South Shore Meats, for dinner!