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Autumn Meatloaf—It’s What’s for Dinner!

Last week, my husband said that he really wanted meatloaf for dinner. However, we were out of eggs and breadcrumbs. I dig around in the fridge a bit, searching for something to replace the moisture and glue-like nature of the eggs and bread. I ended up with some fruit and vegetables for moisture and a tad of goat cheese for stickiness. This meal is actually a hybrid of local ingredients from the Lehigh Valley and Maine! The apple is from the farmer’s market behind my parents’ rental in Camden, Maine, and the goat cheese was from a farm near Acadia National Park. This meatloaf really offers a taste of autumn.

Autumn Meatloaf





  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Using a food processor with a grating blade if you have one, grate apple (no need to peel), onion, carrots (also no need to peel)  and garlic together.
  3. Add bread and pulse until large crumbs are formed.
  4. Place veggie mixture in large bowl with ground beef and mix (using your hands will be easiest).
  5. Chop herbs, reserving 6 whole sage leaves.
  6. Add soft cheese and herbs and mix thoroughly.
  7. Divide mixture in half and form each portion into a loaf.
  8. Place in baking dish and top with whole sage leaves.
  9. Bake for 45-55 minutes.

    Finished Meatloaves

    Finished Meatloaves (I tossed in some green beans and olive oil around the loaves to roast with dinner)


A Pretty Snazzy Weekend Ahead …

This weekend is looking like it’s going to be pretty freaking awesome … Here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll see in upcoming posts:

  • Attending/photographing a Ho’oponopono workshop tonight and tomorrow with Harry Uhane Jim (a real Kahuna!!!). From what I hear, it’s impossible to be in a bad mood around this guy. Here, he explains Ho’oponopono:

  • Open Farm Day at Valley View Farm. I can’t wait to see chickens eating bugs in a field and roosting in a schoolbus!
  • Planning our Maine adventure. Our Maine roadtrip adventure will begin on September 25th. It’s going to be chock full of activity like geocaching, kayaking, shooting (at targets), biking, hiking and eating. Yep.
  • Preserving a ton of veggies for winter … Beans, peppers and more!

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