(preheat oven to 350°F.)
In large bowl, beat eggs with salt, pepper, thyme, nutmeg, and clovesuntil well mixed. Stir in milk,sour cream, and bread crumbs. Let stand for five minutes.
Add beef, pork, veal, onion, parsley, celery leaves, pepper flakes,chives, and garlic; mix lightly until well blended.
Put in loaf pan. (This recipe makes enough for one regular pan.) Place bacon strips over top. Bake for 45 minutes. Pour off any fat around edge of loaf, brush on meat-loaf glaze (see below).
Bake 30 minutes longer,* brushing several times with glaze.
½ cup Heinz chili sauce (=1/2 bottle)
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
In a small bowl, combine chili sauce, brown sugar, and dry mustard; mix well. Use some to glaze the top and sides of meatloaf.