I live in a very old house with a whole house AC and window units in the bedrooms. This means, that once summer arrives, turning on the gas oven in the kitchen is nearly impossible because it heats up the entire house. Gas ovens vent IN TO the room, so it’s like having a fireplace going when it’s 100+* outside. SO, the way around this is to come up with alternative ways of cooking during the summer, and one of the best ways to do this is to utilize the crock pot! This delicious 2 pound meatloaf was made in the crock pot in about 5 hours, the bread was done in a bread machine and I only had to use the stove top for the brown gravy, mashed potatoes and corn. Super simple and no sweating to death involved! lol. For the recipe, go HERE or find it in the menu to the right.