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February 17, 2008

Recipe Tag

Filed under: food — Jana @ 6:56 am

Chantel tagged me to post my favorite recipes.

Here is a way to make a yummy roasted meal that is really easy using Reynold’s large oven bags. I swear by these because they are easy, make the food delicious, and they make for easy clean up.


Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

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One 3-4 pound whole chicken

Vegetable Oil or melted butter



garlic salt


One large oven bag

1 Tablespoon Flour

carrots pealed and cut into large chunks

Potatoes scrubbed and cut into large chunks

(or any other roasting vegetables you like)
Rinse whole chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Rub with melted butter or vegetable oil and season with salt, pepper, garlic salt, and paprika. Place 1 Tbsp flour in oven bag. put chicken inside oven bag in a 9×13 pan. Add carrots and potatoes around the chicken. Close bag with the plastic tab, and cut 6 slits in bag to vent. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/4- 1 1/2 hours. Chicken is done when meat thermometer stuck in the thigh (not touching the bone) reads 180 degrees.

It is so easy and delicious.

The oven bags can be used for just about anything; poultry, beef, pork, fish, vegetables ( I make my thanksgiving turkeys in oven bags and they always turn out delicious). The directions for each is in the box of oven bags.

The second recipe I am going to do is my favorite meat loaf recipe I’ve ever tasted, I got this recipe from Taste of Home. I love taste of home… all their recipes I have tried from their magazine have been really good. If you don’t have a subscription, I suggest you get one.
This recipe is also great for company since it’s easily doubled or tripled.

Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves

lil cheddar meatloaves


  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard


In a bowl, beat the egg and milk. Stir in cheese, oats, onion and salt. Add beef and mix well. Shape into eight loaves; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.

I now tag Misty, Niki, and Melinda.

Now you guys post your yummy easy recipes, and tag 3 other people.



  1. im going to try that chicken this week, if i can remember to buy the bags that is. i love taste of home, i was always stealing dana’s so she bought me a subscription last year for mothers day. that carrot cake recipe was from last months. was it any good?

    Comment by lauren — February 17, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

  2. Oh I’m so excited to make dinner this week! Carl’s been begging for this meatloaf recipe for months and I couldn’t remember who had made them. He’s gunna be so stoked!

    Comment by Carl — February 17, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

  3. Uh, sorry… that last post was from me. :)

    Comment by Chantel — February 17, 2008 @ 4:06 pm

  4. Lauren, that carrot cake was a little too good. if ya know what I mean. Yum!

    Comment by Tami — February 17, 2008 @ 6:54 pm

  5. mmm. thanks for the good ideas. I am all about easy and delicious. that’s why cold cereal is such a staple over here!

    Comment by ali — February 18, 2008 @ 10:45 am

  6. Glad to know there are others out there who like meatloaf. I got a recipe for one from Jen that we like a lot, but yours looks really yummy. I love new recipes!

    Comment by Melinda — February 18, 2008 @ 10:58 am

  7. Oh wow, thanks for sharing those delicious looking recipes! I’m going to look for those oven-proof bags, I hadn’t heard of them before…

    Comment by Julie — February 18, 2008 @ 11:36 am

  8. Yum! I’d like to say that I’m adventurous with my cooking, but it seems like I cycle through the same five dishes. Thanks for the recipes. I’ll have to try them out. Jordan loves meat loaf.

    Comment by Reese — February 18, 2008 @ 1:47 pm

  9. Yummmm – my mouth is watering as we speak. Okay, I will try to post a few recipes! :)

    Comment by Misty — February 19, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

  10. Okay, so I followed your tag, but just wait because I have to get my taco salad & cilantro dressing recipe at home. I know you love Cafe Rio (my recipe is better)!

    Comment by Misty — February 19, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

  11. Those both look so yummy. I will definately try the meatloaves.

    Comment by Linds — February 19, 2008 @ 6:30 pm

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