This is my personal recipe that I have perfected over the last year or so. My kids and husband love it so much that they WANT it to be meatloaf night! They request this often, because it isn't the Cliche' dreaded meatloaf that no one likes. I hope that you and your family enjoy it as much as we do!
Preparing your homemade bread crumbs: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Place bread on 2 baking sheets (as many as you can fit on each sheet in a single, flat layer.) Do not over lap. Bake both pans in the oven, one on each oven rack for 8 minutes. Flip over each piece of bread on each baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes. Cool the bread on cooling racks or on a serving plate. The reason for this is that you want the bread to be cooled off before you use your food processor. Once they are completely cooled, place the toasted bread in the food processor and pulse until the bread crumbs are the texture you prefer. Place all the bread crumbs into a gallon size freezer bag and freeze it!