Chef John's Zombie Meatloaf
After seeing various versions of this Halloween-themed meatloaf on social media over the years, I decided it was time to post my very own. I've seen many approaches to this, such as covered in 'blood', or mummified in strips of pastry, but the ones wrapped in bacon always looked the most realistic, and the most appetizing.
For crispier bacon, cover the eyes and teeth with aluminum foil and broil until bacon is brown and crispy.
Milk may be used in place of buttermilk, if preferred.