After talking with Mary (njfinfan), we came to the conclusion that this board needs a recipe barbecuing, etc thread. This is a recipe from Dan Marino's Town Tavern for Dan's Marvy Meatloaf. 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 3 celery ribs, coarsely chopped 1/3 Cup coarse chopped red bell pepper 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck 1/2 pound ground pork 1/2 cup ketchup 1/2 cup half and half or light cream 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2/3 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/3 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 cup quick or old fashioned oatmeal 1 large egg, lightly beaten 6 lean slices of bacon In a large saucepan, place the onions,celery, and peppers in water to cover, bring to a boil, turn off heat,and let sit 1 minute. Drain well, and cool to room temperature. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the bacon. It will take 4-5 minutes of good manipulation to make certain everything is well mixed. Spray rectangular baking dish or sheet with sides at least 11 1/2" long and 7 1/2" wide with no stick cooking spray. Shape the meat mixture into a log about 10"long, 4 1/2" wide, and 2 1/2" high. THe meatloaf can be made ahead to this point, covered and refrigerated. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. If the meatloaf has flattened a bit, reshape it. Lay the strips of bacon crosswise over the loaf, trimming the strips to fit jusst around the loaf. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the meatloaf in the center of the oven for about 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees on a meat thermometer. Remove from oven, and let sit 10 minutes. Transfer to a warm platter and slice into 1 inch thick pieces with a sharp knife. Makes 6 servings. Enjoy it!!