On Monday, March 13, I'll be at the Marlboro Diner at 5:30 p.m. I'm excited to go back and see my friends who run this incredibly successful family business.

My friend Kara who owns and runs the diner has graciously offered to create a "Spadea Special." I thought that the best thing to do is open that up to our largest-in-the-state audience to get some ideas.

Should it be a dinner entree? A sandwich? A dessert? When I think of New Jersey diners, I think of eggs and meatloaf. I love meatloaf and I also love a good pot roast.

When we make meatloaf at home, it's a combination of beef, pork, and veal. After enjoying it hot out of the oven, I eagerly anticipate the leftovers.

Meatloaf with brown sauce on mashed potato

My go-to leftover is to slice the meatloaf and fry it in butter, melt cheese on top and you've got the making of a great sandwich.

Since I am a believer in a heavy protein diet, animal protein and fat, I think the "Spadea Special" could easily be a slice of meatloaf with a fried egg and cheese.

So instead of the traditional jersey pork roll egg and cheese, why not "meatloaf egg and cheese"? It could be eaten in a wrap, on a bagel, hard roll, or without the bread.

Your thoughts? Check out the menu at the Marlboro Diner and let me know your thoughts on the Spadea Special!

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.

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