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The First Meatloaf...

Posted by CR on Friday, September 16th, 2011

Dear Blog Reader,

I am a young married person, who rarely finds time to cook. My cupboard somtimes contains the staples for baking needs and seasoning. I always keep things like Ramen Noodles and PB & J supplies handy.

When I do actually try to cook, I try to make things too complicated, in an endless attempt to impress the guests. Sometimes, this concept flops leaving me to call the nearest takeout restaraunt availble.

While talking to a friend about favorite dishes, I came to a realization last weekend. I have never made a meatloaf.

The meatloaf seems to be a food that almost every woman in my family makes. It makes many servings so you can reheat it all week. Meatloaf tastes great left over, and you can put just about anything in it. So with all of these positive things to say about meatloaf, why haven't I baked one?

So let's solve this problem of being meatloafless, shall we?

Step 1: Get a glass loaf dish (Glass bakes evenly, food doesn't tend to stick to it,  and heck - it allows you to take great pictures of your food).


*Image Courtesy of CR
Get your own glass loaf pan on our online store

Step 2: Get a recipe. I sent a tweet to one of our favorite food writers, Cynthia O'Connor O'Hara, The Harried Housewife (she does on-air cooking spots and a column for NBC-WKTV News Channel 2 - Utica, NY).


*Recipe Courtesy of The Harried Housewife
Notes in red from CR

Step 3: Take inventory of the kitchen, then go to the grocery to buy everything because your kitchen cupboard is looking like a desert island.

Step 4: MAKE IT.

*Wash those hands!

*Preheat that oven to 350 degrees farenheit guys and gals! (FYI: Anchor Hocking bakeware can be used in ovens up to 425)


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Click for more information on glass bakeware safety
 

*In a large bowl, combine ground beef, pork, bread crumbs, onion, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, and parsley.


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Get Anchor Hocking glass measuring cups and kitchen storage via our online store

*Mix well. I of course always use glass mixing bowls. Always use a non-metal mixing utensil, or your hands. I went for the hand option, because my mother told me to. I would like to put it on the record that "I regret this 'hand mixing' experience entirely."


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I used our
Square Serving Bowl but we also have Round Mixing Bowls on the online store.

*Pat the mixture into your loaf pan. Don't be afraid of smushing it into those corners, glass bakes very evenly.

*WASH YOUR HANDS AGAIN.

*Pop that beatiful meatloaf into the oven for 45 minutes (should be preheated to 350 by now).

*Get to making the tangy sauce for the top! Mix your ketchup, mustard and brown sugar together.


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I made the sauce in one of our 7-Cup Round Storage Bowls. This product comes in handy a lot when you have some down time in cooking. Just throw on the lid and even refrigerate or freeze if need be.

*When your 45 minutes are up put a soft pot holder, silicon trivet or towels out on the counter.

*Put the meatloaf dish onto your soft, dry surface.

*Pour the sauce you created onto the top.

*Return the dish to the oven for about 15 more minutes.

*YOU'RE DONE!

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Serve up your beautiful meatloaf, it should make about 8 servings. I served myself, my husband and my best friend, then put the rest into little Anchor Hocking glass storage containers for lunches and dinners.

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**Side note: I also whipped up some caramelized carrots to go with it. Delicious combo.

I'm sure you're dying to know what we drank with it too, right? We each had a glass of Relative from Joel Gott vinyards, which we drank out of Stölzle stemware.


*Image Courtesy of CR
 

The Harried Housewife I putting together a new recipe book! You should keep your eyes peeled for it! She is such a joy to talk to about food, we are just sure you'll love her! This meatloaf recipe will also be in the book!

Keep tabs on The Harried Housewife:
Web:  www.theharriehousewife.com
Twitter: @harriedhswife

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Categorized under: Bake  Prep  Drink  Organize  Decorate  Candle  Entertain  Glass  Made In The USA  Home  Refrigerator Storage  Sigma Glass 



Senator Sherrod Brown Visit

Posted by CR on Friday, July 8th, 2011

Today was quite the exciting day at Anchor Hocking Company's Plant 1, in Lancaster, Ohio. We had a special visit from Senator Sherrod Brown in the afternoon.

He was welcomed in our showroom, where Channel 10 News asked him questions, and a local newpaper photographer snapped shots of the event.

Brown then went on a tour of our factory with our President, Mark Eichhorn as well as our CFO, Mark Hedstrom.

On his way through Plant 1, factory team members were all smiles to see the Senator in their historic factory.

Senator Sherrod Brown not only learned about glass making, but also glass decorating. Here, Eichhorn shows Brown one of our most popular and time tested pieces, the Fire King Measuring Cup.

The Senator is quite proud of Ohio's rich manufacturing history, and was thrilled to hear that we've managed to keep our main plant in the same location since our origination in 1905.

Categorized under: Company News  Spotlight  Made In The USA  Designed In The USA 



Drop the Anchor on Breast Cancer

Posted by CR on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Anchor Hocking always looks forward to this time of year! It's such a great opportunity to give to a wonderful cause as a business family.

We thought we'd give you an inside peek at our race shirts for the 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Columbus, Ohio).

The race is Saturday May 14th, and we'll have a team of 129 there.

A big thank you to everyone who helped pull this year's Team Anchor Hocking Company together! An extra round of applause to Moe, our team captain, co-worker, friend and survivor for all of her hard work!

Team Anchor Hocking has 6 pink shirts to hand out this year, which denotes survivors of breast cancer.

All photographs courtesy of CR

Want to see the other designs that were in the running before we chose this one?

 

 

All shirt graphics courtesy of CR

Stay tuned for pictures of the race day! We hope that if you're in Columbus on May 14th you can make it out to race, or to help cheer on the participants!

And the next time you get a chance, raise a glass in hope! Together we will find a cure!

Need some Hope? We've got Hope items in our online store!

Let us know what you think of our shirts via Facebook or Twitter!

 

 

 

Categorized under: Company News  Breast Cancer Awareness  Events  Spotlight  Design  Made In The USA  Community  Give Back 



Our Corporate Video

Posted by CR on Thursday, January 13th, 2011

We are pleased to share our new corporate video with you. Enjoy!

 

 

As always, we love to hear from you:
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Categorized under: Company News  Spotlight  Introducing  Made In The USA  Designed In The USA 



Tips for Success

Posted by CR on Friday, December 17th, 2010

Anchor Hocking has been manufacturing glass in the United States since 1905. Our longstanding history as a household name brings us pride and a real sense of responsibility.

Glass bakeware from Anchor Hocking has been a generational tradition with American families. We want to make sure that you're careful when using our dishes and getting the best experience out of your cooking.

Thank you to our loyal consumers.

Categorized under: Ask Glasspert  Bake  Events  Company News  Spotlight  Made In The USA  Designed In The USA  Home 



Sweet & Sudsy

Posted by CR on Friday, September 17th, 2010

We received word that milk and cookeez uses our jars to make and sell their beautiful products! We were so pleased that we thought we'd share some pictures of the jars in action!

milk and cookeez sells adorable bath and body treats that are hand made and resemble delightful treats.

They use only Essential oils, natural oils, and Phthalate free cosmetic fragrances.   They also do their best to be green, using recycled packaging and non-disposable products for manufacturing.

They just recently celebrated their 2nd birthday! Congrats to such a sweet company!

Tammy "The Head Cookee" told me all about how she uses Anchorware!

"I use The Heritage Jars to hold my Bath and Body Products.
  I also use them in my retail store display to hold my Soapopz.
 I also love how when a customer removes the jar lid, the fragrance of the soap envelops them (It’s a great marketing tool).
" - Tammy

I use them in my workspace (Heritage and the Apothecary jars) to hold my ingredients and supplies. - Tammy

Get in touch with milk and cookeez     
www.milkandcookeez.com


 


 

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Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Organize  Made In The USA  Heritage 



Books & Brew

Posted by CR on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Anchor Hocking manufacturers and distributes a wide variety of barware.  With the current incline in American made craft beers, we thought what better place to study than where it's made?

Recently, I had the chance to visit Boston to meet with a customer, but also do some study on the culture that surrounds the city. In the near future I'll post some interesting information about American craft beers and their gaining popularity even in a down economy, but until then enjoy these images from the city of books and brews.


*Images Courtesy of CR

Categorized under: Trends  Made In The USA 



Let Freedom Ring.

Posted by CR on Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Categorized under: Events  Made In The USA 



  • In November 2009 Anchor Hocking's True Seal was recognized by Good Housekeeping

  • In November 2009 Anchor Hocking's True Seal was recognized by Good Housekeeping

  • Woman's World gives a round of applause to True Seal in their November 2009 Issue.

  • Woman's World gives a round of applause to True Seal in their November 2009 Issue.

  • Homeworld Business creates excitement around Anchor Home Collections new line of Bamboo products in their June 2009 edition.

  • Anchor Hocking's Sigma Beverageware is given an Award of Excellence by HFN in April 2009.

  • Anchor Hocking is acknowledged for expanding beyond glassware by HFN in April 2009.

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