Yep - I love making large batches of food and repurposing leftovers! Funny thing is I often find myself looking forward more to the leftover/re-dux meal than the original meal it started as. Case in point, when I make roast (which I like well enough on it's own) I am more excited to think of the stroganoff I'll make with it the next evening And, definitely yes to the oatmeal in meatloaf, the texture is much better, imo that way - it's just how my family has always prepared it, so how I learned to do it. Must be doing something right, for the bad rep meatloaf seems to always get mine is one that the kids' friends always want to be around for when that's what is for dinner Alas, with the arrival of summer and the first "heat wave" of the year (those are the weather girl's words, not mine, lol) I find myself loathe to turn on the oven much - time to start grilling everything. I did give in and run it a bit yesterday to bake a cake, but I got up extra early and had that done and out of the way before 8 so I could turn off the oven and let the cool morning air re-cool the house before the sun got too far into it's heating duties for the day. We do a LOT of salads in the summer.