Really? Who invented it? I sound like I'm 5-years-old. Meatloaf is gross.
Thus the Inventor of Meatloaf (hereafter known as IoM) must have been crazy. I'm sure he was just trying to be thrifty... or maybe be creative but in reality just made life much less fulfilling for mankind. IoM was probably thinking "I have a hunk of meat and I have a loaf pan- maybe I'll cook the hunk of meat IN the loaf pan and make a new delectable dining experience." and maybe he wasn't. Maybe he was thinking of entering it into a cooking contest-- or maybe he wasn't. Either way... the only good thing about Meat loaf is that my mom serves it with Mashed Potatoes. And if they are REAL mashed potatoes (not fake potato pearls) then it is a good thing. Amen.
Okay 5-year-old whine-fest is over now.