Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

I bought ground meat at a very good price and made a rare treat for the shelter....meatloaf!

First I made a huge pot of gravy.

I strained out the solids and ended up with 14 quarts.

The meatloaf was a combination of ground beef, pork, Italian sausage and lots of vegetables.  You can find the recipe here:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2010/11/meatloaf-to-die-for.html


To make them a bit fancy I topped them with a lattice of bacon.
I also made an avalanche of mashed potatoes and immediately forgot to take a photo.  I've never made so many mashed potatoes in my life.  I could hardly stir them. I made about 20 quarts.

Aren't they cute?  And huge?  Each one had 10 pounds of meat along with all the other ingredients.  They are sitting on large cookie sheets and they barely fit.

Now that is a meatloaf.  I made three. They took 3 -1/2 hours to bake.
And 6 loaves of bread.  I took it there for lunch today which is when the shelter feeds the main meal.  I also made another huge batch of banana pudding which I also forgot to photograph.  There were lots of happy guys when The Blog Tech and I walked in there this morning.

Comments

MandaBurms said…
Love the lattice bacon topping. I bet the shelter looks forward to your deliveries.

Ps I keep telling the men folk here of your bat mobile but I can't remember the type of car you have.
Love Leanne
rmgales said…
I love this idea. I'll be using your recipe for sure, I love bacon and meatloaf. I'm sure everyone at the Shelter enjoyed your dinner.
HappyCrone said…
you are amazing! What a light you are!
Patty Woodland said…
That meatloaf is a work of art
I've never done meatloaf with bacon and every time You've mentioned it here I wonder why I never try it?! Must do that next time. But I'm pretty sure I won't make it as beautiful as Yours are :-):-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
Dee said…
What a blessing you are to these guys. I think you are amazing.
Joyce, how wonderful of you! Your meatloaf looks amazing - it's a work of art! I'm sure the guys will really enjoy dinner today!
Laurie said…
Garry and I are reading this, ( he is helping me) he said everything you bring is a rare treat, they will be coming from all over the land to this shelter, looks delicious , wow!
Nellie said…
What an amazing lunch! A great way to begin the week.
Ellen in Oregon said…
That is the most magnificent meatloaf I have ever seen, but more more amazing is the woman who made this wonderful meal, I cannot imagine how you manage to produce the quality, balanced & beautiful homemade meals you do, usually with a staff of 1. I bet the guys at the shelter jaws will drop when they see what's on the menu for lunch today. Joyce - you have outdone yourself.
Carl Belken said…
Your lunch looks like a meal fit for a king. It all looks better than a picture, but can only imagine, all relishing each bite, with genuine gratitude.

You are one gifted lady, who shares them, with others. What a beautiful thing.

Carl's wife, Gracie
Chatty Crone said…
Gosh that looks just wonderful!!! Love the criss cross on the bacon. And your pooch is adorable!
Dog Trot Farm said…
Joyce, you are simply amazing! You have such a generous and giving spirit. Blessings, Julie.
Dog Trot Farm said…
Joyce, you are simply amazing! You have such a generous and giving spirit. Blessings, Julie.
That meatloaf makes me think of the British cooking show "Two Fat Ladies." They wrapped EVERYTHING in bacon, LOL!
Barb said…
Those guys must love to see you!
The Happy Whisk said…
Very nice work you've done in. Both in your bake and the donation.

Joy said…
Well, I hate meatloaf, but I do LOVE bacon. :-)
John'aLee said…
You amaze me as always. And are such an inspiration!
luckybunny said…
Well clearly this doesn't look good at all.... But please feel free to send me some next time you make it.

LOL. That looks amazing! So does the bread. Yummmo.