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My Meatloaf Is A Finalist On Food52!

photograph by James Ransom for food52

photograph by James Ransom for food52

I am thrilled and honored to be a finalist in the contest “Your Best Dinner That Makes A Good Lunch”. I love this meatloaf recipe l it’s simple and straightforward. I am keeping this post short and sweet as my happiness for being named a finalist is overshadowed by grief and worry, My sweet Izzy is very very ill and I have to make a very difficult decision. Click here to vote and here to check out Food52. Thank you so so much. I really appreciate it.

 

Izzy please keep her in your thoughts and prayers

Izzy please keep her in your thoughts and prayers

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  1. So happy and sad for you Suzanne, keeping both you and Izzy in my thoughts and prayers.

    October 9, 2014
  2. That’s so exciting! It looks delicious and isn’t meatloaf just the perfect comfort food? I’m so sorry about Izzy. Sometimes the hardest decisions are the most selfless ones. Thinking of you….

    October 9, 2014
  3. skd #

    Congrats Suzanne 🙂 I am so proud to know you!!

    October 9, 2014
  4. Congratulations Suzanne! I voted; fingers crossed! And so sorry to hear about Izzy. She is just too sweet. In my thoughts.

    October 9, 2014
  5. Suzanne, I hope that being the Food52 finalist provides a little bit of sunshine in these dark moments… I will keep you in my thoughts.

    October 9, 2014
    • Thank you, the contest results coincided with Izzy’s passing and it’s very hard for me to separate the two. I am very grateful and happy about it but it’s overshadowed with grief.

      October 10, 2014
  6. Oh my heavens I know how you feel!!! I am thinking about you and the Babe! Cheryl Ps I voted!!!

    October 9, 2014
  7. Happy for your recipe selection so hearty congrats for that dear Suzanne…
    But feel sad about Izzy… even my dog back home is very very ill he is given 6 bottles of glucose today. … its terrible to see them suffer like this. …….:(

    October 9, 2014
    • Chitra, thank you so much. It’s hard to see them suffer and hard to let go. Thank you for the kind words.

      October 10, 2014
  8. First congrats. Second, so sorry you are going through this with your pug. It’s so hard.

    October 9, 2014
  9. This is great news! Congratulations. I have voted on for you! On another note, I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Izzy. Prayers for healing and peace.

    October 9, 2014
  10. Dear Suzanne… my heart goes out to you. I know those emotions all too well. No matter your decision, Izzy knows you love her and she will forever love you in return. You are stronger than you know, and you will do whatever you have to do. I’ve had similar worries about my Aspen all week, but he seems to have turned a corner (hopefully not just a medication induced fake corner).
    > The meatloaf looks scrumptious. I signed up on the site so i could vote for you.
    Hug, hug, hug!

    October 9, 2014
  11. Sue #

    Done. Voted. Suzanne, just the shot in the butt you needed! Now are you inspired? Congratulations my friend!!!!!!!!!

    October 9, 2014
  12. Many congratulations on your meat loaf, but more importantly, know that I’m thinking of you and your darling Izzy. 😦 😦 Hugs.

    October 9, 2014
  13. Dear Suzanne,
    So very well done on being the food 52 finalists. I was trying to vote for you but couldn’t figure out how. Will try again!
    A very sad news indeed about Izzy! I will be keeping you and Izzy in my thoughts and prayers. Stay calm and put together. If he is sick, do the best you can :).
    Hugs
    Sonal

    October 9, 2014
  14. Voted for you Suzanne- I hope you win *fingers crossed* 🙂

    Sending love and hugs to you and your doggie as well ❤

    October 9, 2014
  15. Liz #

    congratulations, Suzanne! ‘Tis the season for meatloaf and yours looks wonderful.

    October 9, 2014
  16. Maria DeBrango Stickel #

    Oh – we are with you as you struggle to make the best decision for Izzy. I was with Bernie and Mollie as they had their dear Howie put to sleep last week. All of a sudden he was crying out in pain. The decision was clear and painful but now everyone is at peace with it. Howie had the best life possible. It was strange that Zoie hadn’t eaten for 3 days before that {Mollie says she was on a hunger strike because she knew what was coming}. When we got back without Howie she ate her first dinner. She was OK with the decision too.
    Bernie and I both had a vision of our brother Tony {a great dog lover} calling to Howie to come to him.
    May you be at peace knowing that you have given Izzy the best possible life.
    Love,
    Maria

    October 9, 2014
    • Thanks Maria, I am so sorry to hear about Howie. It is the most difficult decision to make because we want them to stay with us but also cannot watch them suffer. What a wonderful vision, I know Tony is playing with Howie in heaven.

      October 10, 2014
  17. I’m so sorry to hear about Izzy. She will be in my prayers. A bittersweet congratulations for your meatloaf.

    October 9, 2014
  18. Woohoo!

    October 9, 2014
  19. Fig & Quince #

    Oh Suzanne … I’m so sorry to hear this. Sending love and best wishes to you and sweet Izzy! Heartfelt congratulations on your being a finalist! Bravo!

    October 9, 2014
  20. Fig & Quince #

    Oh no! I just read your tweet …. :((((( RIP sweet Izzy. I’m so sorry for your loss dear Suzanne

    October 9, 2014
  21. Good luck with the contest and with making the right decision for your dog.

    October 9, 2014
  22. I’m so sorry for your loss- it’s such a difficult thing to have to do. Wishing you peace and comfort in this sad time.

    October 9, 2014
  23. So cool! Congratulations!!!

    October 9, 2014
  24. Big hugs Suzanne xo

    October 9, 2014
  25. I voted Suzanne! Sorry to hear about your Izzy…

    October 9, 2014
  26. Congratulations, Suzanne! Brava!
    On a different note, my heart reaches out to you. I can only imagine the sorrow and how difficult your decision must have been. I’ll remember both of you in my prayers and I wish you to find peace.

    October 9, 2014
    • Thank you Francesca, this is a very difficult and bittersweet time.

      October 10, 2014
  27. Congratulations Suzanne. I am saddened to hear your beloved Izzy is so sick, my thoughts are with you. I am sending you a virtual hug across the ocean. Take care. xx

    October 10, 2014
  28. Wow, congrats on being a finalist, Suzanne! This is so exciting! And I am so sorry to hear about little Izzy. I will surely keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

    October 10, 2014
  29. Congrats Suzanne 😀 You totally deserve this my friend, definitely voting!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    October 10, 2014
  30. Congrats! Very exciting!

    October 10, 2014
  31. That’s great…. I have already voted for you and hope you win!!!! 🙂

    October 10, 2014
  32. Congratulations on being a finalist Suzanne… I’ll head across soon to vote. My thoughts are with you and your dear sweet Izzy.

    October 10, 2014
  33. Brilliant!!!

    October 11, 2014
  34. I’m so sorry about Izzy, Suzanne. It’s so sad, but she had such a wonderful life with you, I’m absolutely certain. On a bright note, many congrats on being a finalist! Voted!!!

    October 11, 2014
    • Thanks so much Susan, the death of my sweet Izzy kind of took the happiness and excitement away from the contest. I am honored though to be a finalist.

      October 11, 2014
  35. Your meatloaf sounds wonderful! I never thought to put in carrots or celery. I am going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing! Congrats and I will go vote!!

    October 11, 2014
    • Thank you it’s really good, if you are a meatloaf lover this recipe is great. Thank you.

      October 12, 2014
  36. Congratulations Suzanne! I hope your meatloaf will win this! It looks very comforting and tasty, no wonder you made it through here!

    October 12, 2014
  37. Regardless of your decision I’m nearly certain you couldn’t have cared more for Izzy. It’s such a difficult one, and glad that I didn’t have to make that decision with the only dog I’ve ever had whilst growing up. Wish you well.
    As for the meatloaf! Must go and vote.

    October 12, 2014
  38. Did it. Voted! Hope, hope you win Suzanne!! You’re always sending out fresh do-able recipes and this one looks perfect!

    October 13, 2014
  39. Done, Voted!! All the Best Suzanne!!! 🙂

    October 13, 2014
  40. I have bookmarked your meatloaf recipe as I want to make one as the weather gets cooler. Pure comfort food and your recipe looks delicious.

    October 13, 2014
  41. Oh Suzanne, I just read your previous comment response and I am so, so sorry. I relate to how you’re feeling right now and I am sending you love and hugs across the seas during this difficult time. Izzy and Nando have had a special place in my heart as part of your blog family. You have provided so much love and support to both of them during their health issues, it’s been a full-time job! Despite the gap that she’s left behind, I am glad that Izzy is now free of pain and other difficulties. I bet that she’s gnawing on a beautiful big marrow bone in heaven. As for the meatloaf, congrats to you beautiful!!! It’s an amazing recipe and I am glad that Food 52 have recognised that! Good luck!! P.S wish I could be there to give you a real hug xx

    October 13, 2014
    • Thank you so much Laura, I really appreciate your kind words. I am so so grateful to have the support of my friends right now. Thank you.

      October 13, 2014

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