I have a love hate relationship with this time of year!
The weather, crisp mornings and evenings and hot sun during the day.
The food, I could eat pumpkin and apple anything, anytime, any place.
The smell, the sweet, musty smell of falling leaves mixed with the aroma of a bonfire.
Harvest, the completion of the growing season for us farmers.
The long days away from the hubby.
Harvest means long days and nights for farmers, a typical harvest day could include spending 15-18 hours in the combine. And that’s if everything goes okay.
We try to keep life as normal as possible and that includes many trips to the field for combine rides and meal deliveries. It is normal for me to pack the hubs a cooler with all the food and drink he would need for a whole day. Breakfast is easy, juice, granola bar, fruit and the occasional pop tart. Yes, I just said pop tart. It’s better than not eating at all! Lunch usually consists of a sandwich of some kind, lunch meat, PB & J, or if I am home something hot, a hamburger, sloppy joe’s, etc. Every now and then I like to get a little fancy and come up with something special.
The recent something special included a meatloaf sandwich! It took me forever to make the hubs meatloaf. He always talked about how great his grandma’s was and I knew better than to try and compete! Turns out our recipes are very similar!
Use this recipe or your favorite recipe. Have meatloaf one day and make a sandwich the next. Yay for leftovers!
- 1 lb. hamburger
- 1 sleeve of crackers (I use Nabisco Saltine's)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 T brown sugar
- 1/2 - 1 cup Catsup
- 2 - 3 T onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 - 2 T Worcestershire sauce or AI
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 T brown sugar
- 1 t Worcestershire sauce
- Sandwich Build:
- Sliced provolone cheese
- For the meatloaf:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Stir all ingredients together leaving the ketchup for last. Add 1/2 cup ketchup to start and as more as needed to reach desired moisture.
- Make a loaf or put meatloaf or place in bread pan.
- For the glaze:
- Mix together and divide evenly between two bowls.
- Use one bowl and slather glaze over meatloaf.
- Bake for about an hour or until done.
- For the sandwich build:
- Place slice of warm meatloaf on bun.
- Add slice of cheese.
- Spoon extra glaze over meatloaf slice.
- Repeat for other sandwiches.