Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | September 10, 2020

Picoblog Question – 2020 – Post #31

Picoblog Question – 2020 – Post #31

With the arrival of September, how will you celebrate the change in the seasons?

My two cents, but please share yours:

I’m shifting to my fall comfort-food recipes. First on the list is homemade meatloaf made in the microwave.

I use any of several regular family recipes, place the chosen mixture in a microwave-safe casserole dish, and–here’s the trick–form the meatloaf into a circular-wreath shape, including the hole in the middle. Then I nuke the meatloaf for 15 minutes, check it, and nuke for a few minutes more as needed.

How about you?


  1. I never thought of making the meatloaf in that shape – or in a microwave – but it is a good idea and could make me happy to cook meatloaf in hot weather!

    Question: does it get browned and crispy on the top and edges? I fear it might just turn grey, never forming one of the best parts.

    I presume you do cover the casserole dish…

    • Hi Aunt Mary, Meatloaf cooked in the microwave doesn’t get quite as brown or as crispy, but otherwise, it tastes the same, especially in meatloaf sandwiches. Yes, the microwave casserole dish should be covered, mostly because of the ketchup frosting that may land all over the inside of the oven. This has happened to me a time or two. A chilled meatloaf sandwich, using your favorite type of bread and real mayonnaise, is perfect on a hot summer evening with a glass of iced tea. In the winter, I serve the meatloaf warm with a side of mashed potatoes or crispy tater tots. 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

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