Meatloaf was a staple in my home. I remember eating it often. I think it was an inexpensive dish that could feed a family and the meat could be stretched with the added ingredients of oatmeal and veggies.
I am not complaining. I really like meatloaf. I feel that as cooks we have come a long way with this dish. I have seen meatloaf draped in bacon, served on sandwiches and filled with all types of cheese.
Sounds good to me!
I think that you could easily change a few things and have an adult version in no time. Some options would be to cover the top with BBQ sauce, you could add more herbs and you could use a sharper flavored cheese. I prefer using blue cheese but my kids don't like that as much.
This is a quick meal, one that can be prepared the day before and even frozen for a later date. ENJOY!
For the grilled asparagus I used skewers to cook them on the BBQ. I found this to be so much faster instead of turning each one individually. Cook them for a few minutes on each side and then serve with butter or your favorite sauce.