For the first time, and just because I like to experiment(read: attempt to live a dangerous life through meatloaf baking experimentation instead of going with the tried and true), I am making a sausage and leek and ground turkey meatloaf by shaping the meatloaf mixture into free form loaves instead of putting the meatloaf into loaf pans. Thunderation, I know.
I am going to place the shaped loaves onto a cookie sheet before baking them in the oven. After baking for an hour, I will be glazing them and returning them to the oven for 15 minutes. May I put parchment paper underneath the loaves? Or is aluminum foil the better way? Or, put them directly on the greased cookie sheet? It is NOT a non-stick cookie sheet, just a plain old fashioned beat up pan. I *want* to use the parchment paper because I just purchased my first roll of the stuff, but I have no idea if this is an appropriate use. Thanks in advance for your help.