I had two favorite things this week. First, a Meatloaf Sandwich. I like meatloaf – at least my own – and I LURVE me a Meatloaf Sandwich! I made meatloaf for Sunday dinner, baking an extra for lunches this week. We all had slices of leftover meatloaf with cheese on soft oatmeal bread on Monday and Tuesday. Best lunch in the entire world. Now that I think of it, the meatloaf leftovers are actually better than the original dinner. Now that you’re drooling on the keyboard, wouldja like to make your own? Here’s the scoop:
Angela Pea’s Favorite Meatloaf
Makes Two loaves, one for Dinner, one for Leftover Meatloaf Sandwiches
My second favorite thing this week is the Stephen Breen Wildcat Challenge. The Wildcat Challenge is the annual two week long basketball tournament in our diocese; funds raised are donated to the Stephen Breen Foundation. Stephen was the oldest son and nephew of some dear friends of ours who died from Ewing’s Sarcoma (a very rare form of bone cancer) when he was fifteen. Stephen was a great kid. During his illness, he grew even more courageous and determined to give something back to the community that supported him, and convinced his parents to start a trust in his name to provide money for Catholic School scholarships and for cancer research. This kid is still an inspiration to all of us! He possessed wisdom beyond his age, and had such incredible faith in God and His goodness.
I really liked the games yesterday evening in which Teen Son#1 played. The Wildcats played their arch nemesis, the other 7th grade Wildcat team from our school, and they WON with a basket in the last two seconds. Not that I encourage gloating or anything like that, especially when the opposing team consists of the children of our friends and fellow parishoners; however – our boys work hard and play fair, our coach is supportive instead of the yelling type, and I can’t help but be biased in favor of my adorable son and his best friends!
Teen Son#1, lining up for the shot that put the Wildcats ahead…
That flying hair? It belongs to Teen Son#1’s BFF
These amazing photos were not taken by yours truly, although if you visit the Stephen Breen Wildcat Challenge website and click on the “Days” in the top menu, you can see a lot of my work. I was too busy jumping up and down and cheering during this game to take photos!