Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you can’t make a home-cooked meal! Traveling with Roaming Cooking Containers makes it possible.

So, a little while back, I was lucky enough to receive these Leakproof, Silicone Collapsible Containers from Roaming Cooking. All I had to do was try them out and write an Amazon review for them.  I was excited to try them out, because I’ve never had silicone containers before. I wasn’t sure how things would turn out when I baked real food in them. What should I make? I decided to try making a meatloaf and roasted carrots, real home-cooking in these travel containers.

Roaming Cooking Containers (576x1024)Roaming Cooking looks after the cooking needs of the traveler and adventurist. Their brand of kitchenware addresses the needs of those cooking and eating on-the-go: space-saving, multi-purpose, eco-friendly kitchenware. Their mission is “to help reduce the fuss & frustration you feel when transporting containers and utensils in confined spaces – and to help reduce your ‘fork print’ by promoting the use of reusable rather than disposable kitchenware.”

I’m more of a home cook than a traveler or adventurer. But I have gone camping a few times, and I like going on road trips with my family. Recently we were able to travel to Canada’s west coast to see the beautiful Pacific Northwest and spend time on the ocean and in the mountains. Traveling can be costly, and living on a budget within our means is important to people like me. Roaming Cooking’s lightweight collapsible containers are perfect for trips like these. You can bring your own food along, and even make your own food during your travels with their products.

I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m away from home for more than a few days, I start to get tired of eating out. Good restaurants are expensive. The cost really adds up. And fast food? I can’t take too much of that! I like to keep it “real”. But what do you do? When you don’t know the area, and you don’t know where to find a good meal at a reasonable price?  You’ve already tried out a couple of the places recommended by the locals, then what?  It’s enough to make me homesick for a real home-cooked meal.

If you happen to be staying in a suite, condo, or Airbnb that has a kitchen, you can pick up a few groceries and make this using your Leakproof Silicone Collapsible Containers from Roaming Cooking. You can purchase these containers through this link to Amazon.com

Bring the comfort of a home cooked meal to your “home away from home” by baking this meatloaf and roasted carrots. With some mashed or baked potatoes, this will make you feel like you’re back home at Mom’s. As Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz said, “There’s no place like home.”, and there’s no food like a home cooked meal!

Roaming Meatloaf Roaming Carrots

Western Meatloaf and Savoury Roasted Carrots
Print Recipe
Try out this recipe in your Roaming Cooking containers, or you can make this in any smaller sized conventional baking pans or casserole dishes as well. This meatloaf recipe will fit into an 8 inch x 5 inch (20 cm x 13 cm) baking pan.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Western Meatloaf and Savoury Roasted Carrots
Print Recipe
Try out this recipe in your Roaming Cooking containers, or you can make this in any smaller sized conventional baking pans or casserole dishes as well. This meatloaf recipe will fit into an 8 inch x 5 inch (20 cm x 13 cm) baking pan.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Western Meatloaf
Savoury Roasted Carrots
Servings: people
Instructions
Western Meatloaf
  1. Saute your celery, green onion, bell pepper and garlic in frying pan with vegetable oil. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 F (or 175 C).
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground beef with the other ingredients, starting with the wet ingredients first. Mix all the ingredients together well, adding the sauteed vegetables last.
  4. Press into the large 700 ml (23 fl oz.) Roaming Cooking silicone container.
Savoury Roasted Carrots
  1. Peel and slice enough carrots to fill the smaller 300ml (10 fl oz.) Roaming Cooking silicone container.
  2. Melt your butter, then add the olive oil and other ingredients to it. Pour over the carrots and stir until coated.
  3. Place your two Roaming Cooking containers, one with the meatloaf the other with carrots, with the lids off, into a 350F degree oven (175C) and bake for one hour or until the meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of at least 160F degrees (or 71C).
Recipe Notes

COOKING TIPS: For this recipe...

I used extra lean ground beef because this recipe calls for cheddar cheese. The cheese ups the fat content, which balances out the lack of fat in the extra lean ground beef. This produces a nice moist meatloaf.

No fresh garlic? Substitute 1 tsp garlic powder, adding it to the meatloaf at the same time as your salt and pepper

No Herbs de Provence? Substitute 1 tsp, basil or 1/2 tsp oregano

SERVING TIPS:

If you want to keep things simple, do some baked potatoes in tin foil in the oven at the same time.
Or if you prefer, you can make some mashed potatoes on the stovetop while you wait for your meatloaf and carrots to cook.

Need more greens? You can always steam, saute or boil some broccoli or green beans to add as an extra side to make this a complete nutritionally balanced meal.

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